Kyotofu Scoffs at ‘Cupmudgeonism,’ Unveils New Cupcake Arsenal

A cupcake so good it doesn't need frosting.
A cupcake so good it doesn’t need frosting. Photo: Courtesy of Kyotofu

Kyotofu will unveil new baked goods in-store and online for its second anniversary in October. The Japanese kin to brownies, mini-miso chokos (“gooey little mounds of rich, chocolatey goodness”) will now come in spicy Mexican chocolate and coffee iterations, and the dessert bar has added macarons (black sesame with red-bean-white-chocolate filling), candy (tofu marshmallows, miso toffee with pumpkin seeds), and truffles to its repertoire. Specialty cupcakes combat the city’s spreading cupmudgeonism: Along with the chocolate soufflé version (Best of New York in 2007), expect flavors like yuzu-vanilla and coconut-shiso. The dancers who boycotted Magnolia will need some new moves to interpret these complex cupcakes.

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