On first bite, Pinisi Café & Bakery’s newest creation is no different from any conventional chocolate cupcake. Then the chiles hit. This treat is “sweet, spicy, chocolatey, buttercreamy, and scorching hot at the same time,” reports asianbun. Fueling this cupcake’s slow but powerful burn is the ghost chile, the hottest pepper in the world.
“It is pretty hot for a dessert. and any more heat level than that would kill the chocolate, so it’s perfect.”
Pinisi [East Village]
128 E. Fourth Street (between First and Second avenues), Manhattan