Savory takes on classic desserts

Chefs are incorporating salty and spicy tastes into puddings, cakes and other typical dessert items. Some are being served to end the meal; others as starters, snacks or sides.

More Cupcakes
Chicago, IL
Salty bacon, fresh tomato and arugula join forces with buttercream frosting on this non-traditional cupcake; $3.50 each

T.W. Food
Cambridge, MA
Smoked foie gras crème brulee is served as a starter with apples sliced on top; $15

New York, NY
Olive Oil Coppetta is made of lime curd, grape sorbet, olive oil gelato and chunks of blood orange served in a glass with fennel brittle on top; $11

Dynamo Donuts
San Francisco, CA
The maple bacon donut brings salty bacon and a glazed vanilla donut together with pieces of chopped bacon sprinkled over the maple glaze.

Sweet Revenge
New York, NY
The Seville savory cake blends chorizo sausage, Manchego cheese and scallions with a Romesco dipping sauce in cake form; $5.50


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