by Kimberly Peiffer - 51 Reviews - 84 List
There's something about an indulgent, chocolate torte or sinfully sweet vanilla cupcake that gets us all hot and bothered. And Chicago certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to the dessert department. Here, our list of Sugargasm-inducing desserts that, in our opinion, are way better than a little nookie. (Photo: Ridiculous at Sunda)
Updated: October 29, 2010
Nothing beats a warm, chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven; except when the cookie is giant, covered in vanilla ice cream and comes in a piping hot skillet. Such is the case with the cookie skillet dessert at Bull and Bear. Sure, it's big enough to share--but we guarentee you won't want to.
After a healthy dinner of spring rolls and lemongrass chicken, you've certainly earned the right to indulge in dessert. The clear winner here is the coconut macaroon dessert--an oversized, decadent coconut-flavored concoction covered with creamy vanilla bean ice cream.
There are few people who don't rave about the dessert options at Hub 51--they are all marvelous. But the clear winner is Martha's carrot cake--a signature recipe from the owners' mom, consisting of rich, dense carrot cake with sugary-sweet cream cheese frosting, and finished with a dollop of perfectly-sweetened whipped cream.
Everything in this organic bakery is sugargasmic, but the cake balls--little round bites of cake mixed with creamy frosting and dipped in cholate coating--are outta this world. Our favorite? The red velvet, mixed with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with crushed nuts.