My upstairs neighbor, Ken, kindly let me try some cupcakes from Pinisi Bakery in the East Village. There’s a Beet Flour & Tapioca cupcake with Tofu & Vanilla icing, a Red Velvet cupcake and holy dang –a Ghost Pepper Chocolate cupcake (See this video to watch some crazy dude eat a Ghost Peppper, aka Bhut Jolokia, aka world’s hottest pepper).Â Rumor has it that some guy threw up after eating this spicy cupcake because no one warned him what it was.
I had some spicy pepper fans to taste. We all agreed the Ghost Pepper Chocolate cupcake wasn’t overly spicy …I suppose because we could eat it in the first place. Â However, it did leave a nice lingering Bhut Jolokia-flavored burn in the mouth. We all really dug it. Well worth $3.
Pinisi Cafe & Bakery – 128 E 4th St (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave) New York 10003