The Best Chocolate Cake in the World? Our staff weighs in
If the aughties had a statement cake it was probably the Mille Crepes, a $75 confection constructed of twenty layers of crepes, custard and sugar and sold at the Lady M Cake Boutique on East 78th Street. New decade, new cake shop: meet The Best Chocolate Cake in the World. Built of meringue and chocolate mousse and topped with a thin layer of ganache, the $56 dessert was created by chef Carlos Braz Lopes in Lisbon in 1987 and lands at its own shop on Spring Street this week.
Of course, this is New York, where any eating establishment that has the word “best” in its name invariably invites suspicion. We recently had one of the cakes sent to the W offices for a taste test.
Our editors were divided: Some were fond of the “cookie/candy texture” while others deemed it “not overly sweet” and a couple of us thought it was “cloyingly chocolate-y.” Try it for yourself when the Best Chocolate Cake in the World shop opens on Friday. 55a Spring Street (Lafayette Street), (212) 343-2253.