We all love cake, but we also love small-sized pleasures that are just as equally delicious, but leave smaller or no trace of guilt at all. When it comes to cupcakes, NYC has some amazing spots to offer for all dessert connossieurs. Take a look at the places that will make your mouth water.
- Molly's Cupcakes
The undisputed first spot is taken by Molly's cupcakes. Located on Bleeker street, the winner in cupcake wars is offering moist, delicious treats in various flavours. There is a location in Chicago, Iowa and Cincinnati too. Our recommendation is the frosting-free creme brulee-a delicate vanilla cake filled with delectably-burnt caramel custard capped in a crispy sugar glaze and fresh wild berries. You are welcome!
Operating for nearly three decades and made even more known by an iconic 'Sex and The City' episode, this bakery is a must stop for all sweets' lovers. If you're wondering what to offer, go for the banana pudding cupcake-a light vanilla cake replete with banana curd and coated with banana cream and a single crunchy vanilla wafer.
3. Buttah Bakery
If you're looking for something that's a bit more low-key and still as delicious, Buttah is the right choice. Located on Ridgewood and famous for its coconut cream cupcake, the bakery has people coming back for its perfectly-moist vanilla cake generously coated in vanilla frosting and a crunchy coat of cocunut flakes. If you're feeling experimental, ask the staff for some of the more outside-the-box flavours, you won't regret it.
4. Baked by Melissa
Baked by Melissa offers mini bite-sized cupcakes, making having 5 instead of 1 an absolutely achievable mission. Colourful and delicious, the size does matter in this case;) Some of the top picks include triple chocolate fudge, caramel apple pie and plenty more.
5. Georgetown Cupcake
Located in Soho in NYC, Georgetown Cupcake offers enegantly looking treats that seems as they belong in a doll house. On top of the looks, they are simply delicious. Their signature cupcake is the red velvet one- a gorgeous red velvet cake covered with a frosting of not-too-sweet cream cheese frosting.
6. Baked NYC
Brooklyn-based dessert star, Baked NYC is the baby of Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito- entrepreneurs, but mostly dessert lovers. The absolute masterpiece that you should now miss is the sweet 'n salty cupcake, a combination of fluffly chocolate sponge and light, creamy chocolate frosting sprinkled with complementary sea salt.
7. Billy's Bakery
Founded by two friends who met at business school and shared common loving for desserts, the bakery sporting 1940s-style look is filled with delicious smells of fresh cakes and pies to bring back that delightful, warm feeling of Grandma’s kitchen. Billy's has locations in Chelsea, Tribeca and Upper West Side. If wondering what to get, our top pick would be the Bourbon Salted Caramel Cupcake- A rich classic chocolate cupcake topped with semi-sweet chocolate frosting, drizzled with bourbon caramel and sprinkled with sea salt.