On the 7th day, God said, “Let there be a perfect dessert.” And BAM! The cupcake was born. With a moist base, perfect frosting-to-cake ratio, and mouthfuls of flavor packed into a pretty small package, a cupcake done right is, indeed, nothing short of heavenly.
We asked some of our favorite NYC bloggers, vloggers, and tour guides where their go-to bakery in NYC is for a cupcake, and were surprised to see the variety in answers! Pleasantly surprised, I should add–because this just means more places to grab a perfect pick-me-up.
Call me a NYC traitor, but it has to be Georgetown! The batter and the icing are always so light and fresh, so they’re not too sickly or heavy. And they have a great selection — I always go for the salted caramel. -Lydia Warren from Today’s the Day I
Hands down, Molly’s Cupcakes in the Village. Hardly anyone can compete with the moistness that they achieve. -Nikki R. Thomas from Nikki In NYC
I’m a big fan of Molly’s in the village! -Jeff Dobbins from Walks of New York
Definitely Butterlane–fresh and seasonal ingredients make such a rich cupcake that’s never too sweet. The Elvis and the raspberry icing are our fave…! [email protected] fromNew York Urban Adventures
I have always been a fan of Crumbs…was disappointed when they closed, but glad they are still around. Love the basic vanilla with chocolate icing and sprinkles. it reminds me of the Duncan Hines boxed cakes with canned icing I ate growing up, but Crumbs is so much better! -Tracy Kaler from Tracy’s New York Life
My absolute favorite are from Sugar Sweet Sunshine. The selling points? Big enough to be satisfying, but not so heavy you’d feel bad about having seconds. A swirl of frosting that is delicious but not fussy or overwhelming. And a reasonable price – it seems to have gone up to $2.25/cupcake when I last stopped in, but when you compare that to Georgetown’s $3, Magnolia’s $3.25 or $3.50, or Melissa’s $3 for three mini cupcakes, $2.25 is a steal. -Sarah Evans from Noted In NYC
I really am a big fan of Baked By Melissa because (they are so small) you can eat a few different flavors at a time, they are so fun for parties too. -NYC, Style & a Little Cannoli
Prohibition Bakery! Small (boozy) cupcakes packed with a lot of flavor and love. -NYC Food and Travel
Designed in a vintage 40’s look in pale yellow and green decor, Billy’s Bakery is fresh and cozy at the same time. Try the banana cupcakes iced in a creamed-nutella. -NYC Urban Life
The best cupcake in NYC is the banana cupcake from Billy’s Bakery. I fucking love banana cake anything! Billy’s makes all the the traditional, simple and delicious desserts that you wish your mother made you–cakes and pies and brownies oh my! Their banana cupcake is a handful of fluffy goodness made with buttermilk (as it should be) and topped with cream cheese icing. If you’re more of a chocolate freak, you miiiight be able to catch their banana-nutella cupake–although I’ve only seen it a handful of times.
Magnolia Bakery on Bleecker is the only cupcake place for me! -Bobby DoTube
||Photo Credits: All photos are taken from the bakeries’ websites or Facebook pages.||