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First up, L.A. Burdick in Flatiron. L.A. Burdick is a chocolate shop known for its fresh, European-style chocolates, especially cute chocolate mice and penguins. L.A. Burdick also has a cafe where you can try a number of pastries and cakes along with a hot chocolate. I got a chocolate coconut cake, mostly because I’m feeling coconut these days.
Verdict: This cake is a coconut lover’s paradise. From the large flakes of toasted coconut on top to the coconut cream to the chocolate cake with coconut in it, this cake is chock full of coconut–a cake version of a coconut macaroon.