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Sep 6, 2001 04:37 PM

New York "spice cupcakes"

  • j

When I lived and worked in Manhattan, my favorite thing to have with morning coffee was a dark cupcake that looked like chocolate but was in fact "a spice cake" that was covered with a dark chocolate frosting. Anyone know what I'm talking about and whether anyplace out here sells them? They were so incredibly delicious. That and "black and white" cookies but I've found a really good one at the bakery at Junior's on Westwood Blvd.
Also miss "checkerboard" layer cake-only place I've found for that is at a bakery on Fairfax-forgot the name.
Finally anyone make a really good "pain au chocolat" - not the horrible "choclate croissants" at places like Ralph's etc.
thanks, jeff

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    Vanessa On The Town

    Try the Back Door Bakery on Silverlake Blvd. in Silverlake for Pain au Chocolate. They have wonderful pastries and breads that remind me a little of what I saw and ate in France. Re: Spice Cupcakes/Muffins, no clue.

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    1. re: Vanessa On The Town

      I brought Pain Au Chocolat from Sweet Lady Jane to a Parisian friend who declared them the best in LA

    2. These cupcakes are almost impossible to find in NYC anymore. I also used to have them regularly in the 80s, but sometime in the 90s they seemed to die out.

      1. The bakery on Fairfax is Canter's