Take Your Dessert With a Grain of Salt

Photo: Melissa Hom

From the Dessert Truck’s molten chocolate cake in a foil cup to Momofuku Ko’s fried apple cake, some of the best desserts in town now feature salt as a key component next to traditional flavors like chocolate, apples, and caramel. It seems paradoxical, but somehow salt seems to bring out the sweet. New York’s pastry chefs are leaning on it more and more, as the following mouthwatering images in this slideshow attest.

Slideshow: Sweet Salt