It had been a while since I'd had a cappuccino brownie mini cupcake at DeLessio on Market St, so I went there today to buy two cupcakes, one for me and one for my co-worker.
There's good news and bad news:
The bad news is that DeLessio is no longer making the cappuccino brownie mini cupcake. They have a few new kinds it seems, but none look too exciting compared to other options. Which brings me to the good news:
For $2.98 they are offering large, square cappuccino brownies. These are the same food as the cupcakes, but square instead of round, and probably close to 3 times as big as a cupcake! So basically, they have tripled the size of this amazing dessert, but only doubled the cost. I bought one and my coworker and I shared it. I don't think I would even be able to eat a whole one by myself.
The brownie is super fudgy and rich, the cappuccino frosting is smooth and creamy and the cinnamon merengue was fluffy and light. There was a lot of merengue too, since you can fit a lot more merengue on a square brownie than on a mini cupcake. It's a matter of geometry really. If there is a circle with diameter X and a square with length 2X and both have a half sphere on top of them with radius of 0.5X, what is the relationship between the volumes of the two half spheres......maybe someone wants to figure this out.
So overall, I would venture to say that this is the best dessert I have had in San Francisco, certainly for the price. Go try it.