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Posted by Katie C on 08/28/2014
This is my go-to bakery whenever I'm in charge of getting the cake (seems to always be me?), and I am always so happy with the results. The red velvet, coconut, and the salted caramel are particular favorites, and my friends always end up asking where I got the cake. It's also a great neighborhood spot to stop in for a coffee, muffin or cookie--and I love supporting a local biz that gives Chelsea some character (adorable window displays!), rather than the mega-chains that are taking over NYC these days. Oh, try the snack cakes and yodels too!
Posted by Steve B. on 08/13/2014
I think I've tried most of the bakeries in NYC, and Empire Cake is hands down one of the best. They make the most amazing original and delicious desserts ever. And the fact that they are are a locally owned, independent bakery earns them 5 stars in my book. I beg you to try their Black and White cookies!
Posted by sprung on food on 02/12/2014
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).