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Cake Truffles at Momofuku Milk Bar

These sweets took the cake at New Taste of the Upper West Side

Despite the sweltering temperatures, appetites were still fired up last weekend for the annual New Taste of the Upper West Side, an event highlighting the neighborhood’s best restaurants. Man v. Food’s Adam Richman kicked off the festivities by hosting Friday night’s “Comfort Classics,” where locals voted for the one dish that sent them to their happy places.

cake truffles

Cake truffles at Momofuku (Photo: Hernan F. Rodriguez)

The winner, among the quite-stiff competition, was Momofuku Milk Bar for its popular cake truffles: sweet, buttery, battery balls served in three flavors — pretzel, chocolate chip and b-day (with rainbow sprinkles). The creation of Christina Tosi, Momofuku’s James Beard Foundation Award-winning pastry chef, these bites are made from leftover cake scraps and are available at all five NYC Milk Bar locations in three-packs ($4) or can be shipped in 12-packs ($16). Better yet, if you want to learn how to make the dense dabs of deliciousness yourself, Tosi will teach you on Thursday, June 6, and Tuesday, June 11, in her Williamsburg, Brooklyn, production kitchen before her “Bake the Book” cooking classes go on hiatus for the summer. For more information, visit

Momofuku Milk Bar

East Village
251 E 13th St.
347-577-9504 x4

15 W 56th St.
347-577-9504 x5

Upper West Side
561 Columbus Ave.
347-577-9504 x2

382 Metropolitan Ave.
347-577-9504 x1

Carroll Gardens
360 Smith St.
347-577-9504 x3

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