It's been a great week. I've shown you my favorite spot in our kitchen right now, told you about the best men's facial product to scare away ingrown hairs and well, let's be honest...I'm still thinking about last week and all those doughnuts! (Note to self: never include ingrown hairs and doughnuts in the same sentence! Ew.)
Today I want to tell you about The Magic Potato. It's found at one of my very favorite local bakeries, The Chocolate Dessert Cafe in Orem.
Isn't it gorgeous? So what makes this Magic Potato so magical?
Well first off, it starts with a sweet potato. I go goo-goo for sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are one of my most favorite foods. I'm used to their savory side, minus that one Thanksgiving side, so this is a real treat to enjoy anytime of the year. The Magic Potato was actually inspired by the owner's favorite steakhouse side dish, but it's so much better and such a dessert. Okay, onward... Then enters the buttery, brown sugar and pecan-crust-slash-crumble. And to take this dessert over-the-top The Chocolate tops it off with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Now that's indulgence.
The Magic Potato encompasses what a dessert cafe should serve. It's a made-to-order, individual-sized dessert. You order it at the counter, then wander around the enchanting home-turned-cafe to find a cozy spot. Since The Magic Potato is made-to-order, you can expect about a 10-15 minute wait. But that's just more time to chat with a great friend, date or browse your iPad, phone or laptop (yes, they've got free wireless) until a cute counter girl or boy serves up that sinfully good sweet potato.
This is a must-try dessert in my book. It's warm and cozy and loaded with buttery, crunchy sweetness. Give it a try this weekend. I'd say it is the perfect dessert to share, but let's be honest. I never share.
The Chocolate Dessert Cafe
212 South State in Orem
9118 South Redwood Road in West Jordan
Monday – Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday-Saturday 10am-11pm
If you want to read some of my other features on The Chocolate Dessert Cafe, visit my other blog, Utah Loves Cupcakes.