Upon entering into the abyss of a slushy, bitterly cold evening after a longgg day of work - it seemed necessary to abandon the gym and schedule a cozy catch-up meal with a dear pal. We decided to go to the 'sNice location in West Village (which I didn't know existed...soooo close to my gym...dangerous) where I ordered the Meatball Pomodoro Sandwich - warm vegetarian meatballs covered in a robust tomato sauce with melted cheese. I chose to use Daiya cheese, which is the vegan dairy-free alternative and I have to say that it was a DAMN good substitute!! This sandwich was seriously such a home-run that I think even non-vegetarians would appreciate it.
I also ordered an iced apricot-orange tea which was life-changing.
I felt the need for a sweet treat as I was walking home and decided to stop in Bee Desserts. I had always been curious about their honey cakes! They are made from all natural ingredients, no corn syrup, and sweetened with real honey.
I ordered a Marshmallow Honey Cake which is made with pure honey, marshmallows made with real sugar (not corn syrup), and dark chocolate. The cake is light, slightly spongy and the flavor is reminiscent of gingerbread. The dark chocolate coating is just rich enough. Because I ate it right as I was leaving the cafe, the chocolate was still cool and rigid, reminding me of a Klondike ice cream bar.
And...well...I couldn't help but also taste test the Almond Honey Cake flavor I bought. The mixture of almond and the spice of the cake reminded me of something familiar, but I couldn't make the cake last long enough for me to recall.
The Honey Cakes at Bee Desserts are the perfect way to quell that sweet tooth without feeling over indulgent. The cake is light in density and also not too sweet.