4 Best Cupcakes in NYC

4 Best Cupcakes in NYC

New York, New York, is famous for its vast variety of delicious food. The city's bakers are among the best in the world, and its cupcake shops are nothing short of excellent. They offer a plethora of pleasurable pastries, cakes, cupcakes, and more. Discover some of the most notable places to enjoy a cupcake in New York City. You're sure to love what you find.

  1. Georgetown Cupcake

Georgetown Cupcake in SoHo offers everyday classics, daily specials, monthly seasonal selections, and assortments for easy catering. You'll never get bored with the flavors here. The everyday classics include red velvet, vanilla birthday, milk chocolate birthday, chocolate ganache, chocolate and vanilla, double milk chocolate birthday, and chocolate birthday cupcakes. The vanilla squared is a bourbon vanilla cupcake with cream cheese vanilla icing. You can try just one cupcake or buy a batch of six or 12.

Eight flavors are available on each daily specials menu, so it's easy to find something new. They include chocolate coconut, peanut butter fudge, lemon blossom, chocolate hazelnut, key lime, vegan apple cinnamon, coffee cookies and cream, vegan carrot, and lava fudge cupcakes. The monthly seasonal menu list is even more varied, with flavors such as rainbow, unicorn, hot cocoa, peanut butter and jelly, Thanksgiving chocolate, and white chocolate peppermint. Birthday, holiday, seasonal, and special event cupcake assortment packs are available, as well. You can order online and pick up your cupcakes any day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  1. Buttah

Buttah is in the Ridgewood district of New York City, and it has some of the creamiest, most delicious cupcakes you'll ever taste. Try the Charlotte Russe, a raspberry jelly roll cupcake with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, or the Brooklyn blackout, a chocolate cupcake topped with chocolate pudding and cake crumbs. The red velvet cupcakes have a dash of cocoa, cream cheese frosting, and ground pecans on top. 

Other flavors include carrot cake, banana peanut buttah, chocolate raspberry, and chocolate salted caramel. Kids love Buttah's Funfetti sprinkled cupcakes, par-tay birthday cupcakes, and PB+J cupcakes with salted peanuts, strawberry jam, and peanut butter buttercream frosting. You can order custom cupcakes, as well.

Buttah also offers banana bread, coconut loaf, vegan marble loaf, corn muffins, cinnamon sugar muffins, butterscotch or chocolate bread pudding, and flaky, delicious buttermilk biscuits. You can choose a bacon cheddar of jalapeno scone, a slice of vanilla bean sour cream cheesecake, or a Boston cream pie. Full-sized cakes are also available, including carrot cake, lemon cheesecake, raspberry swirl, and Buttah's famous flourless chocolate torte with ground walnuts and dark chocolate ganache. 

You can order items for pickup Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. or Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit on Sundays to take home individual items.

  1. Magnolia Bakery

Magnolia Bakery is a household name in New York City. It has locations near the West Village, Rockefeller Center, the Upper West Side, Grand Central, and Bloomingdale's on Third Avenue. It offers six types of classic cupcake: vanilla, chocolate, red velvet, buttercream flower, edible image, and mini. The edible image cupcakes come with a photograph printed on edible paper.

Magnolia's specialty cupcake menu includes banana, chocolate or vanilla confetti sprinkle, caramel, carrot, coconut, lemon, German chocolate, and peanut butter and jelly. The Black and White cupcake has chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, and whipped vanilla icing, and the Devil's Food has mocha, cream cheese, chocolate buttercream, or caramel cream cheese icing. The Hummingbird is a pineapple, banana, and pecan cupcake topped with cream cheese icing and toasted pecans. The bakery also offers a new kind of cupcake every week. Past offerings include pistachio, chocolate banana, and caramel with brown sugar.

Ten flavors of whole cakes and cake slices are also on the menu, along with Magnolia Bakery's signature item: its famous banana pudding. If you feel like breakfast, go with one of the many muffins, scones, or breads. Muffin flavors include cappuccino chocolate chip, banana, apple walnut and cranberry, poppy seed with lemon glaze, pumpkin, and raisin bran.

Magnolia offers six kinds of brownies and bars, including chocolate chunk brownie, magic cookie bar, marble cream cheese brownie, peanut butter toffee bar, double fudge brownie, and lemon. You can also select a flourless chocolate cake or cupcake or sea salt caramel, Reese's, or Black and White cookies. If you're a fan of pie, try the apple crumb, Key lime, banana cream, pecan, apple, or blueberry, or peach varieties. Check out the joint's famous banana pudding, as well. 

Everything listed here is only a small fraction of Magnolia's impressively large menu. The hours you can visit vary depending on the location. For example, the store on Third Avenue is open Monday through Saturday. 

  1. Butter Lane

Butter Lane is a dreamland of delicious baked goods. Patrons can't get enough of the caramel, coconut, maple pecan, cream cheese, raspberry, espresso, strawberry, pistachio, honey cinnamon, and peanut butter cupcakes. You can also try a chocolate cupcake with blueberry icing, espresso icing on chocolate, pistachio on banana, and cookies and cream. Several cupcake assortments are available. The Fruit Lover's Mix has a dozen raspberry, blueberry, strawberry, and coconut cupcakes, and The Chocolate Lover's mix comes with six chocolate-based and six other cupcakes.  

Choose Butter Lane's birthday cake for a three-layer banana, chocolate, or vanilla cake with vanilla icing, chocolate ganache, sprinkles, and two cupcakes on top. At Butter Lane's two-hour cupcake classes, you'll learn how to make three types of cupcakes and the icings to go with them. You'll also learn how to apply your cupcake icing to make it look flawless. Butter Lane is open Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

These are just some of the delicious bakeries for cupcakes in New York City. Did we miss any great places for a sweet treat? Contact us to let us know about the New York cupcakes you like best.