The Taste: 7 Decadent Desserts

We’ve dazzled your eyes with food porn galleries of street eats, meat treats and seafood delights. Now, we go for the culinary kill shot with these pics of the finest dessert offerings from last month’s LA Times The Taste festival. Please resist the urge to lick your screen. Photography: Stephanie Nelson

1. Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake: Valerie Confections Why it’s awesome: It’s two layers of sponge cake layered in between coffee whipped cream frosting and topped with crunchy toffee bits. So it’s moist, creamy and crunchy, all at the same time. More info:

2. Churro Cupcakes: The Cake Mamas Why it’s awesome: These cinnamon sugar cupcakes with sweet milk frosting are topped with a cinnamon crunch. The result: like a churro, only better. More info:

3. Cardamom and Pistachio Ice Cream: Saffron Spot Why it’s awesome: This creamy treat hits the spot with exotic flavors like Saffron Silk (saffron, roses and pistachio), tropical mango, passion fruit and pomegranate. What’s up now, Baskin Robbins? More info:

4. Tres Leches Cake: La Monarca Bakery Why it’s awesome: This has got to be the most moist and delicious cake ever. It’s a traditional Mexican cake made with three kinds of milk: regular, evaporated and condensed. In this case, three’s… awesome. More info:

5. Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches: Cool Haus Why it’s awesome: These sandwiches are made with a variety of cookies and ice cream flavors, like oatmeal raisin cookies with chipotle chocolate ice cream or a Snickerdoodle cookie with peach Bellini sorbet. Mouth watering yet? More info:

6. Chilled Bread Pudding: Schulzie’s Why it’s awesome: Their cold and creamy bread pudding comes in 108 crazy flavors, like Salted Caramel Sutra, Badass Banana Chocolate, Dreamy Dulce de Leche and White Chocolate Coconut Cream Dream. Yeah, those’ll work. More info:

7. Peach Turnover Pies: Good Girl Dinette Why it’s awesome: The buttery biscuit-like crust with fresh peach filling is addictive. Each bite is warm and sweet, like a hug from a hot Georgia girl. More info: