City Limits Diner’s Exquisite Carrot Cake Slice

Deconstructing the best local desserts


photo by Adam NuNez


Cake Haven   
Along with carrot cake, approximately 250 to 300 mini cake slices of myriad flavors are sold each week, including Valrhona chocolate, red velvet torte, and spiced pumpkin-mousse torte. 

Carrot Cake Composition 
Layers of carrot and walnut torte, cream-cheese buttercream, cointreau simple syrup, and apricot glaze

River Café Origins  
The layers of carrot cake are a modified version of a cake Assue made when she worked at The River Café in Brooklyn. “I love it because it has great texture and is not overly sweet.”

Serving Suggestion 
Candied cranberry compote, rum raisin, or maple walnut ice cream and jasmine tea or Prosecco pair well with this carrot cake.

City Limits Diner 200 Central Ave, White Plains (914) 686-9000; 135 Harvard Ave, Stamford, CT (203) 348-7000;

$4.95 (four-inch) 

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