I read about Butter Lane Butter Lane on the blog, Cupcakes Take the Cake. They have serious cupcake coverage. So, when they claim that the Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is one of the best cupcakes in NYC, I was certainly curious. I’ve almost given up on NYC cupcakes, finding I much prefer making my own (so they’re not so sugary), but how could I resist possibly tasting “the best”?

The funny thing is that they have a sign explaining the difference between French Buttercream and American Buttercream so I wanted to get some of both but they didn’t have any French Buttercream available yet. (Sorry about the pic. It was a spontaneous decision to go and all we had was a camera phone.)

Butter Lane Cupcakes

We picked up 4 flavors and headed over to my friend Zoe’s apartment (about 2 blocks away) to share with her. The Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is good, a wonderfully moist cake that tastes like fresh banana, and I always love cream cheese frosting. I would definitely prefer it less sweet and less of it though. The other three were either vanilla or chocolate cake, generally pretty moist, but the tops of the cake formed a slightly crunchy sugar crust, like a layer between the cake and frosting. All three of us noticed and were not a fan. Otherwise, the Chocolate Cake was appreciated for being dark chocolate but again, the frosting was too sweet and too much. The Vanilla Cake was also a nice flavor, but the Blueberry Frosting didn’t taste like much blueberry and the Key Lime Frosting was also too sweet.

I like that Butter Lane cupcakes are all natural, and they do taste fresh and natural, but only the Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is notable. At $2.50/$2.75 per cupcake, I don’t think it’s worth it, but that’s because I can make them.

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