Chocoholics will agree that the cocoa-on-cocoa cupcake at this venerable Upper East Side bakery is the city’s best. Dense, fudgy cake gets a luxurious cap of smooth chocolate frosting—and a sprinkle of chocolate cake crumbs, just for good measure.
Over the past decade, the popularity of cupcakes has waxed and waned, flaring up a bit when a new bakery opens and dipping when über trendy desserts like the Cronut hit the scene at NYC's donut shops or when macarons were deemed “the new cupcake.” But whether they’re on-trend or not, we’ll always crave the satisfaction supplied by a moist, single-serving cake topped with a flourish of decadent icing. When that craving hits, we head to one of these sweet spots for the best cupcakes in NYC.
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