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When life hands you lemons get a cupcake at Magnolia's

April 27, 2020, 11:18.04 pm ET


What a sweet surprise to find the original Magnolia Bakery (401 Bleecker St; (212) 462-2572) open during the height of a pandemic. You will need a mask to enter, but once inside there are plenty of tasty treats to choose from. Think specialty cupcakes like Carrot with cheesecake icing topped with crushed walnuts; Humminbird made with a banana-pineapple-pecan cake, cream cheese frosting and toasted almonds; and Devil's Food with a rich chocolate butter cream. We also spied the Key Lime Pie cheesecake and Double Fudge Brownies.  Essential? Debatable. Delicious? No debating that. Let's just say we could all use a sweet treat right about now!

- TR