Hot Plates | September 8, 2008

Even if you’re a few years past a cartoon-figure lunchbox, there’s no resisting that moist, blackly chocolate cake, that firm disc of brown icing, and that Kewpie-Doll curlicue of flavorless white goo. Avoid the shameful cellophane pop of a Hostess cupcake and duck into Connie’s Bakery and General Store, where a grown-up version of the cafeteria standard is always on offer. One bite into that fudgey cake, right into the the impossibly fluffy white center, and you’ll be back in fourth grade clutching a brand new blue looseleaf binder. And even better, all Connie’s profits go to charity—so your hit of nostalgia is actually a good work.

Connie’s Bakery and General Store 41 S. Moger Avenue, Mount Kisco(866)926-6643; www.connies.org

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