Sugargasm: Desserts That Are Better Than Sex

There's something about an indulgent, chocolate torte or sinfully sweet vanilla cupcake that gets us all hot and bothered. And Chicago certainly doesn't disappoint when it comes to the dessert department. Here, our list of Sugargasm-inducing desserts that, in our opinion, are way better than a little nookie. (Photo: Ridiculous at Sunda)

Updated: October 29, 2010

Desserts That Are Better Than Sex

Bull & Bear

431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610

Nothing beats a warm, chocolate chip cookie fresh from the oven; except when the cookie is giant, covered in vanilla ice cream and comes in a piping hot skillet. Such is the case with the cookie skillet dessert at Bull and Bear. Sure, it's big enough to share--but we guarentee you won't want to.

Le Colonial

937 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611

After a healthy dinner of spring rolls and lemongrass chicken, you've certainly earned the right to indulge in dessert. The clear winner here is the coconut macaroon dessert--an oversized, decadent coconut-flavored concoction covered with creamy vanilla bean ice cream.

Hub 51

51 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL 60610

There are few people who don't rave about the dessert options at Hub 51--they are all marvelous. But the clear winner is Martha's carrot cake--a signature recipe from the owners' mom, consisting of rich, dense carrot cake with sugary-sweet cream cheese frosting, and finished with a dollop of perfectly-sweetened whipped cream.

Bleeding Heart Bakery

1351 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Everything in this organic bakery is sugargasmic, but the cake balls--little round bites of cake mixed with creamy frosting and dipped in cholate coating--are outta this world. Our favorite? The red velvet, mixed with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with crushed nuts.


110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654

There's no argument as to why this dessert has its name; the ridiculous-- a ball of tempura ice cream, vanilla ice cream wrapped with ginger carrot cake, walnuts, caramel sauce and whipped creme cheese --is a splurge well worth the calories.