10/14/2010 02:59 pm ET Updated Sep 20, 2011

PHOTOS: 5 Delicious DC Dessert Spots

I grew up in the DC area, and I suppose that's as good a thing as any to blame for my enormous sweet tooth (a fang, really). What can I say, all that political backstabbing makes you feel like a little sugar every now and then. As an adult I have lived in the city on and off for a decade, and in that time me and my fang have ferreted out some of the best and most intriguing places to procure something sweet.

Here are five I decided to include in my DC Insider's Guide for the iPhone and iPad, recently released on iTunes. With our political climate nowadays, it's a wonder none of them are on the Hill.