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Dessert: No meal is complete without it. But, you don't have to endure a whole meal in order to indulge in a taste bud-tickling dessert, though. Here are some tasty treats you can find around West Michigan.
LOVIN' SPOONFUL CAKE at CLARA'S ON THE RIVER
Chocoholics, take note: this treat won't leave you wanting. Experience chocolate pudding nestled in between layers of moist chocolate cake, topped with dark chocolate chunks, chocolate icing and a chocolate drizzle. Add a scoop of ice cream for good measure.
Clara's on the River 44 S. McCamly St., Battle Creek
CANDIED CARAMEL APPLE BREAD PUDDING at THE TWISTED ROOSTER
Twisted Rooster had the genius idea to make leftover bread into a sweet after-dinner treat. TR's spin includes cinnamon apples and apple cider. Caramel and cinnamon-flavored whipped cream served alongside adds a fluffy twist.
The Twisted Rooster 1600 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
COOKIE MONSTER at THE UNION CABARET & GRILL
The Sesame Street celebrity would love this dessert. But then, who wouldn't? A triple chocolate cookie baked on top of a peanut butter cookie is served hot with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
The Union Cabaret & Grill 125 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo
SUTLAC (RICE PUDDING) at ZEYTIN'S TURKISH RESTAURANT
Served warm or cold, rice pudding always spells comfort. It's a simple dish that benefits from small touches, like a hint of cinnamon and extra creaminess. Zeytin's oven-baked version has both and provides a delicious ending to a dinner of kebabs and hummus.
Zeytin's Turkish Restaurant 400 Ada Dr. SE, Ada
PEANUT BUTTER CUP CHEESECAKE at NANTUCKET BAKING CO.
Move past the tasty selection of breads at Nantucket, and you'll find a diverse offering of creamy cheesecakes. Next-door neighbor Martha's Vineyard serves a daily rotation of flavors, among them one sweetened by peanut butter pieces and a graham cracker crust.
Nantucket Baking Co. 200 Union Ave. NE, Grand Rapids