Last Day for Peanut Butter Month Treats at Magnolia
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not Magnolia Bakery’s biggest fan. I side with Blondie in thinking that they are good for everything but cupcakes. That said I’m sad that September is already coming to a close because I only just discovered that Magnolia is carrying special Peanut Butter Month treats.
That’s not a peanut butter sandwich, it’s a slice of peanut butter and jelly cake ($3.50). The peanut butter cake was surprisingly moist (not dry like, ahem, certain cupcakes) with a lightly sweetened, nutty flavor. I wouldn’t have minded some more peanut butter-buttercream in the middle with a dollop more grape jelly. At $3.50 this is bigger than a cupcake, but not quite the enormous layer cake portion you get or $4.50. If you’re a pb fan, this is a twist on a classic worth trying.
Time is also running out for their seasonal strawberry ice box cake. For $4.50 you get an enormous hunk of strawberry whipped cream covered chocolate wafers. This is without question my favorite item on the menu at Magnolia. The dessert itself is simple to make at home, but the chocolate wafers are like cookie unicorns, I’ve never seen them in the city so to me it’s totally worth it to buy a slice. The staff couldn’t tell me exactly when this would be retired, but did promise that peppermint ice box cake would be on the horizon, so if you’re an icebox cake fan looking to get a last taste of summer, I’d recommend hitting up Magnolia stat.
Magnolia Bakery, 1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, (212) 767-1123