red velvet cupcake at little cupcake bakeshop

Cupcake & Cheesecake at Little Cupcake Bakeshop – NYC

So what have you been craving while in quarantine? For me, it’s cupcakes. Sure, technically you can bake in quarantine, but there’s currently a flour shortage on Amazon Fresh, and sorry to sound like a broken record, but I have a newborn! I’m tired! Yada yada yada… Also, I like variety. I miss the luxury of walking into a bakery and eating not only a cupcake, but also cookie, a brownie, a croissant… You get my drift.

So yes, cupcakes — and pastries in general — have been on my mind. My favorite cupcake shop is still Buttercup, with Sprinkles close behind, but the red velvet cupcake ($4.25) at Little Cupcake Bakeshop is up there. On my visit before the quarantine, the cupcake was super moist and the frosting nice and tart. Prices are a little steeper than Buttercup, but LCB uses only fresh, sustainable ingredients, so you’re paying for quality.

blueberry cheesecake at little cupcake bakeshop
The hubs is crazy about cheesecake, so we also got a mini blueberry cheesecake ($7.75), and it was surprisingly light with a slight tartness and sweetness from the local blueberries.

Unfortunately, Little Cupcake Bakeshop isn’t on the popular delivery apps, but if you’re near one of their locations (Nolita, Fort Hamilton/Bay Ridge or Prospect Heights), they’re open for takeout. The bakery also has an online shop where they sell cake cups, including their famous Brooklyn blackout cake flavor. I didn’t try the blackout cake on my last visit because I was practicing moderation (so much regret!), but hopefully I’ll have a chance post-quarantine. ???

Stay safe and happy eating!

Little Cupcake Bakeshop (multiple locations, I visited the Nolita location)
30 Prince St
New York, NY 10012 (map)

Visit Rating: 4.5/5 stars
Pro Tip: Red velvet is good, but don’t miss out on their mini cheesecake.

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