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.
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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