David has been recommending Two Little Red Hens' Brooklyn Blackout cupcake to me, and to all of you, for years. I finally made it up to the Upper East Side so I could try this much-heralded cupcake, and get a better photo of it for posterity. Here is what it actually looks like, before it has been half-eaten and smushed:
What we're looking at here is crumbled chocolate cookie atop dark chocolate frosting, which is on top of chocolate cake, which encloses chocolate pudding. I sat by myself and ate this entire thing in about seven minutes, and I felt powerful.
BOTTOM LINE: I guess the Upper East Side does have something going for it, after all.