Butter Lane NYC – cupcakes & frosting & icing shots! Oh My!

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Peanut Butter and Banana cupcake, Cream Cheese and Chocolate cupcake, Cinnamon Honey and Banana cupcake, and a French Chocolate and Vanilla cupcake.

OMG! Peanut butter frosting with mini marshmallows on banana cake cupcake for the win!

Yeah, this was another of my many drunken excursions while stumbling around the East Village. I figured if I brought some home I would not get into too much trouble. Thank goodness these Butter Lane cupcakes rocked, as my plan worked perfectly. Heh-heh-heh!

As I walked past this small little shop of sugary goodness I was drawn in by the aroma of baked glorious-ness! The concept is pretty simple when ordering up your treats – you choose a cupcake base and then choose a frosting. Cake bases are vanilla, chocolate, or banana. Frostings are a pretty wide range from vanilla, blueberry, raspberry to cream cheese, peanut butter, cinnamon honey, etc. So many choices to mix and match that I needed a little help putting my cupcakes together in the buzzed state I was in by the friendly counter lady.

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Peanut Butter and Banana cupcake, Cream Cheese and Chocolate cupcake, Cinnamon Honey and Banana cupcake, and a French Chocolate and Vanilla cupcake. Wow! Wow! Wow! By the time I got this box of deliciousness home it was well past 10pm and they were all surprisingly fresh and moist. AH-MAZING! My favorite was the Peanut Butter, a la “The Elvis”. I am a peanut fanatic and that frosting with the mini marshmallows was Heaven. The cake was soooo moist and tasty. In fact, each cupcake was unique and had their own flavor sensation. The Cinnamon Honey actually had a dollop of sweet honey on it. The Cream Cheese was incredibly rich and creamy. I have to admit that they are on-point with their frostings here. At $3 a pop they are a bit pricey but pretty much the norm when it comes to NYC cupcake shops nowadays.

They also offer “icing shots” for $1, just in case you have a sudden craving for a certain flavor of icing straight into your mouth. You can also get a free frosting shot if you like them on Facebook! Boy oh boy, your tastebuds will thank you!

The location itself is small and quaint. Really nice and helpful staff, small counter to knosh at, and a wooden bench outside to kick back on and enjoy a treat. Plus, they play some good music here too. I really have to go back here to try out more cupcake concoctions, but I’m not sure if my ever expanding waistline will allow it!

Photo credit – MKristine D – Yelp





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34 thoughts on “Butter Lane NYC – cupcakes & frosting & icing shots! Oh My!”

  1. Icing shots kinda sounds disgusting. The cupcakes sound pretty good, though. Of course I have a husband who makes key lime cupcakes, peach cupcakes, Reece’s peanut butter cupcakes and Malt ball ones…so I rarely have to stray to a bakery (Which is a good thing since I have no idea where the nearest cupcake place is to my house).
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  2. OMGosh.. those look like heaven!! I would love to try the Peanut Butter and Banana cupcake and the Cream Cheese and Chocolate cupcake! Funny they call it the Elvis.. I happened to think about a fried peanut butter and “nana” sandwich when I read this. lol My son would LOVE the icing shots!
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