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America's Best New Cupcakes

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Baked, Brooklyn, NY

At their brilliant little bakery, co-owners and cookbook authors Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito interpret each of their fantastic layer cakes into cupcakes. For their seasonal Wintermint cupcake, the duo starts with the same dark chocolate cake used in their Wintermint layer cake. “It’s superchocolaty because we use dark cocoa powder and melted chocolate,” says Lewis. “Most places will just use one of them, but by using both I feel like the chocolate really comes through.” The cupcake is then filled with chocolate ganache and frosted with peppermint vanilla buttercream. bakednyc.com

Photo © Amy Samuel.
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