I just had the best cupcake I've ever had. Then I found out it's vegan.
The cupcake was from Sugartooth Bakery on E 5th. The chocolate cake was moist and toothsome, but still spongy and airy - like a cake (imagine that). And all of it peeled off from the liner easily. The ample chocolate frosting was smooth and rich, not 'sugary.' The chocolate - of course - ganache filling oozed when you sank in. It actually rested in a pocket in the center, like a lava cake.
I had no idea it's vegan until I looked at their website. Simply puts all other cupcakes I've had (including an America's Test Kitchen recipe) - vegan or not - to shame. Whoever the baker is, is a genius. Whenever I hear someone say a dish is a 'revelation' I usually think they're pretentious. But if anything is 'revelatory,' this cupcake must be it.
That is, you didn't know something could taste this way, but you know it's the way it should've always tasted.