Doughnut Plant was one of those things I’ve always really wanted to try, but because of the proximity, I kept holding off. Until now.So just image ultra fresh just hot out of the oven doughnuts. Better than the one’s at Krispy Kreme, and with an assortment of unique flavors.The Pumpkin Doughnut with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds was absolutely phenomenal. Which is saying a lot about Doughnut Plant since it was my least favorite of the three I sampled. The doughnut itself is warm and moist. Although the glaze does get a bit sticky and messy, the flavor is out of this world.Now I forgot to state that Doughnut Plant made doughnuts 2 different ways. Either the traditional yeast way that most of us are used to, or the cake way, which resembles the doughnut packages you get for 99 cents at the gas station. The second place doughnut is the latter and is dubbed the Blackout. With a chocolate cake, a chocolate glaze, and for good measure some more chocolate crumbles. PMS euphoria. Finally, my number 1. The Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnut. Now this square concoction is heavily glazed and sprinkled with toasted peanuts. Next, they have the audacity to fill this bad boy with a blackberry jelly, and the result? The best damn doughnut I’ve ever had in my life.
Not Pictured: Their Hot Chai Tea was amazing as well, especially on a cold windy day like the day I went.
In celebration of the Lakers’ victory over the Celtics for the NBA championship, I bring to you, cupcakes. Not just any cupcakes, but those that I believe are the best in the world.The sinfully moist and irresistible cupcakes from Sugar Sweet Sunshine. At just $1.50 per cupcake, they’re not going to set you back like the overly extravagant and costly bricks that they serve at Crumbs. Bring a tiny box of these bad boys to your work place to make new friends.Better yet, bring a case and win their hearts, and maybe that raise you’ve been looking for next quarter. Whatever your goal is, these perfect morsels of heaven, have the perfect frosting to cake ratio. And trust me when I tell you, that the frosting to cake ratio is important. Example: Sprinkles slathers on a ridiculous amount of frosting that almost makes the cupcake inedible unless you scrape some off. However, Sugar Sweet Sunshine gets it on point.Pumpkin – Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese FrostingIn my regards, one of the best cupcakes ever. Screw that Red Velvet crap that many have fell in love with. The Pumpkin cupcake is the perfect synergy of sweet, spicy, and savory with the nuts providing a textural contrast. My perfect dessert. Pistachio – Pistachio cake with “The Moose” (a satin buttercream)Another perfect cupcake. Goodness gracious, what should I ever do? I guess just eat it. The airy and fluffy buttercream is paired with the light green pistachio cake to again make the perfect cupcake. Don’t forget about the pistachio topping!Ooey Gooey – Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Almond ButtercreamNext up, we have one of my personal favorites, the Ooey Gooey. Maybe I’m just a sucker for almond flavored desserts, but this cupcake is my true Kryptonite. Although it gets a bit overly sweet, the Chocolate Almond Buttercream is just divine.Lemon Yummy – Lemon cake with Lemon buttercream.Ok, I have to admit that sampling 4 different cupcakes was getting a bit tiring. Sue me, I’m a fat ass. The downside of everything, was that the lemon cupcake just ended up being way too sour (after my taste buds had adjusted to the Ooey Gooey) and became hard for me to eat. I would imagine, however, that the cupcake would’ve been phenomenal if it was one of the first ones eaten.Ok. So…. on top of 4 cupcakes, I also had to try the Banana Pudding at Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Don’t Judge. The pudding is mixed with Nilla Wafers (which have soften) and provide a great bite. The pudding is spectacular, just as I imagined, but it falls just short of the Banana Bread Pudding from Magnolia. Although I hear the “Chocolate Bomb” pudding may be in a class of its own.
Again, congratulations to the 2010 NBA Champions, Los Angeles Lakers. I’m looking forward to a three-peat. Now, time for the encore replay on ESPN.