Saturday, May 9, 2009
The carrot cake donut -- yes, that’s right, the carrot cake donut -- at the Donut Plant on Grand St. in the Inner Borough is the bomb. But the tres leches was, alas, not up to its usual standards. I hadn’t been to the Plant in a very long while, although I note that the same counterman is still at it after all these years (he does look rather larger, though, no doubt a hazard of the trade). Due to advancing mortality, I no longer attempt more than two of these donuts at a time. Sigh, because the blackout cake donut was calling me. I suppose it’s a good thing, because the cake donuts are $2 a pop. But the carrot cake donut, which seem to be a special offering, was worth today’s side-trip. This is a cake donut (their yeasty donuts are windbaggy unless stuffed with something) with a bit of cream cheese filling. I know it sounds odd, but with its crisp-glazing, vegetable goodness, and most agreeable filling (not too sweet, not too thick) it was very very good.