3 of the Best Southern Desserts in Houston

Ray Dennison and Robin Barr Sussman | June 28, 2017 | Food & Drink

Exciting things are happening in Houston's food scene right now, but these three classic desserts stand the test of time and buck every trend.

Mom’s chocolate Cake, Benjy’s

Mom’s chocolate Cake, Benjy’s
Benjy Levit’s eponymous restaurant opened in 1995 and elevated the food scene with innovative dishes and Asian fusion spins. The menu continues to evolve with time, but one thing Levit hasn’t messed with is the chocolate cake. It’s called “Mom’s” because, well, his mom still bakes cakes for the restaurant each day! 2424 Dunstan Road, 713.522.7602; 5922 Wash. Ave., 713.868.1131

Sticky toffee pudding, State of Grace
The menu at State of Grace in River Oaks, by Atlanta celeb chef and native Houstonian Ford Fry, is steeped in Southern and Texas tradition. Since opening last year, the menu has changed, but the sticky toffee pudding remains at the top of the dessert list. It’s light, gooey, melts in your mouth and comes with malted milk ice cream. 3258 Westheimer Road, 832.942.5080

Coconut Cake, Holley’s Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Before opening his own place in 2012, Mark Holley worked with Melissa Piper Riley at Brennan’s; now, he credits her for his famous coconut cake. Made with spiced pecans and salted caramel sauce, it’s straight out of the Deep South. 3201 Louisiana St., 713.491.2222


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