Empire Cake


Next stop on my 12 Best Bakeries In NYC Challenge from Gothamist’s list is Empire Cake in Chelsea. 


They’re making everything fresh, daily, using local ingredients, fresh local produce, and premium ingredients. Along with a whole display dedicated to just cupcakes, Empire Cake is also serving cookies, bars, a sophisticated spin on snowballs, swiss rolls and snack cakes. 


I went for their Passion Fruit Snack Cake (yellow cake with passion fruit curd filling, dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with coconut). This was a real treat. The white chocolate coating has a rich softness to it, not too sweet, with the added texture and sweetness of the coconut flakes. Then, you have the center cake with a delicate vanilla like flavor. And just when you think it’s over, you get the fruity tartness of the passion fruit curd. 


Such a sophisticated little snack cake. 

The Shorts:
Name: Empire Cake
Location: 112 8th Avenue, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? In the illustrious words of the Kool Aid Man, Oh yeah.
Would I recommend it? Definitely. And, in case you have a birthday or occasion coming up, I’d think they’d be the ones to call for a cake. 


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