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Munchies go upscale in this full service dessert-restaurant. Celeb-chef Keegan Gerhardt (you've seen him hosting some of those cooking challenges on the Food Network) oversees exotic dishes like roasted pineapple or smoked chocolate and good-olds like chocolate cake and double chocolate chunk cookies.
B. Happy Cakes
Every neighborhood needs a cupcake shop, and the Highlands is lucky to have Happy Cakes in theirs. A wide range of cakes available, from the tried-and-true (chocolate, red velvet) to the wacky (maple bacon, cosmo). Can't choose? Get two mini cakes.
C. The Shoppe
Blended families (she likes cupcakes, he likes Cap'n Crunch), rejoice. The Shoppe offers both a full cupcake menu (including vegan and gluten-free options) and, yes, a range of breakfast cereals to combat midnight munchies. Lots of special events, too.
If there's anything lovlier than a lemon cupcake, we can't imagine what it is. Get your lemon cake with lemon frosting at Lovely Confections, which uses organic and local ingredients and also hosts bridal showers and kids' baking parties.
If a sweet shop can be judged on the quality of its snickerdoodles, Adagio is gold-standard. Soft and sweet with a hint of spice. Be a hero and score a box next time you're in charge of the pot-luck dessert.
Dinner parties are hard enough. Forget making dessert; instead, send the better half over to Dolce Sicilia for a box of soft, almondy pignoli cookies, which you'll serve with whipped cream and coffee. Also available: Denver's best chocolate cookie.