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.