Butter Lane Cupcakes

Butter Lane

Cupcake Shop$$$$
East Village, New York
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  • Rachel L.
    "take one of their cupcake classes with a group of friends!"(7 Tips)
    Phoebe E.
    "my favorite combo: banana cupcake with cream cheese frosting"(18 Tips)
    Esther L.
    "I loved chocolate and sea salt frosting on the chocolate cupcake."(12 Tips)
    Lindsay K.
    "Love any of their cupcakes that come with the banana cake base."(8 Tips)
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  • Elizabeth B.
    Amazing cupcakes from east village. Thanks Sarena for bringing. Vanilla and coconut were both great.
  • Amy J.
    Amy JacobsMarch 30
    What a tasty little treat! Thoroughly enjoyed the chocolate salted caramel cupcake
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia CarrollDecember 31, 2016
    Best cupcakes in NYC
  • Ahmed S.
    Ahmed SabbourSeptember 14, 2016
    Nice cupcakes with a lot of variations.
  • Christine T.
    Christine TranSeptember 11, 2016
    The baking class gives each participant the batter/frosting recipe and a box to-go!
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YApril 15, 2016
    Freshly frosted!
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickMarch 26, 2016
    They do two for one cupcakes before closing time :).
  • Leanne Z.
    Leanne ZickMarch 26, 2016
    I have dreams about the subtle delicious and not overly sweet cupcakes here. Best ever.
  • Teresa
    TeresaMarch 22, 2016
    Love the range of cupcake flavours here. The cupcakes are also just the right amount of sweet!
  • Kate Y.
    Kate YanJanuary 31, 2016
    Sign up for a cupcake class and take a few home.
  • Gabriel d.
    Gabriel d. A. L.November 8, 2015
    Delicious cupcakes.
  • Ina L.
    Ina LiOctober 24, 2015
    Fall seasonal flavors: pumpkin spice and apple spice.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KirkOctober 13, 2015
    Love any of their cupcakes that come with the banana cake base. Their fruit frostings are also to die for
  • MrsCorkster
    MrsCorksterSeptember 28, 2015
    Excellent cupcakes, better than Magnolia or Georgetown. Take their cupcake baking class, so much fun. Respect for their—literally—trademarked frosting swirl. It's not as easy as it looks!
  • Morgan E.
    Morgan EvansSeptember 28, 2015
    Making cupcakes is even more fun than eating cupcakes. Take a class!
  • Saarim Z.
    Saarim ZamanAugust 13, 2015
    Grab a dozen and mix and match to your hearts content
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarJuly 8, 2015
    Delicious cupcakes and always my birthday go-to. Banana with cream cheese, pistachio and salted caramel are winners. Bonus: they sell candles too!
  • Alyssa S.
    Alyssa SontagJuly 5, 2015
    Butter lane Breakfast= a black coffee and a couple cupcakes! banana with pistachio frosting to be exact..
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinApril 13, 2015
    Get a customized cake/frosting combo that's NOT in the case. The fresh frosted cakes are so much better than what's on display
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisApril 12, 2015
    Smells amazing in here! Caramel with a vanilla base was delish. They do baking classes as well.
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhApril 2, 2015
    Banana cake with cinnamon honey frosting is very decadent.
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoMarch 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    THE ELVIS (PEANUT BUTTER ON BANANA CAKE) IS A SEX SYMBOL AND ALSO A FAMOUS MUSICIAN
  • Samantha J.
    Samantha JoMarch 1, 2015
    Class: made each of the 3 cake bases, several types of icing, learned the icing methodology, and took home 10 cupcakes! Well worth it! teacher was extremely knowledgable and also funny!
  • eme
    emeFebruary 21, 2015
    Chocolate cupcake with salted caramel frosting <3. They are the unicorn of the cupcake world in this store. If they have it, get it!
  • Andrea P.
    Andrea PlaskoFebruary 16, 2015
    Cupcakes are out of this world - one of the best places in the city!
  • Craig A.
    Craig AustinFebruary 10, 2015
    Coconut was my fav
  • Pablo M.
    Pablo Moraes #BETADecember 13, 2014
    butter lane cupcakes: get the blueberry cream cheese frosting yellow cupcake
  • Talia F.
    Talia FisherNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Banana cupcake with cream cheese frosting is the winner.
  • Lily
    LilyOctober 21, 2014
    Their cute cupcakes are worth the price.
  • Ashley L.
    Ashley LindnerOctober 7, 2014
    The banana cup cake is so moist and yummy :)
  • Elizabeth O.
    Elizabeth OllisOctober 7, 2014
    Came here for a cupcake baking class. So much fun and Diana was a great teacher. Of course the best part was taking home all the delicious cupcakes!
  • dipti p.
    dipti p.October 2, 2014
    get the banana cupcake with pistachio cream. absolutely divine.
  • Wael H.
    Wael HazzaziSeptember 19, 2014
    Really good maple pecan cupcake.
  • esther
    estherSeptember 7, 2014
    Honestly a little too sweet for my taste but very homemade tasting cupcakes with a wide frosting range. Excellent service as well.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Butter Lane as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate Read more
  • Vic C.
    Vic C.August 11, 2014
    Much better than Crumbs or Magnolias
  • Julian M.
    Julian ModestoAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't overlook their cookies or ice cream sandwiches
  • Jen G.
    Jen GrunwaldAugust 7, 2014
    One of the best cupcakes I ever had. So moist and the frosting was perfect.
  • YONSOO K.
    YONSOO KIMApril 24, 2014
    strawberry banana cup cake OMG It is great! it isn't too sweet and cake is so mild! wonderful Best cup cake I'd have eat New york
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KennedyApril 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome place!
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.March 2, 2014
    blueberry frosting. blueberry frosting. blueberry frosting
  • Maribeth R.
    Maribeth RFebruary 16, 2014
    Take a 2-hour cupcake class and learn Butter Lane's patented swirl.
  • Danette G.
    Danette GrimsrudJanuary 31, 2014
    I tried chocolate, because a good chocolate cupcake can be difficult to attain. But whoa. It wasn't a good chocolate cupcake, it was an AMAZING chocolate cupcake! And an icing shot for checking in!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChowDecember 22, 2013
    Might be one of the best cupcakes I've ever had in my life. The maple pecan on banana cupcake was just.... Amazing.
  • H Emile R.
    H Emile ReidNovember 26, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    banana cupcake, cream cheese frosting, can never go wrong
  • Eugenio C.
    Eugenio CuriaNovember 8, 2013
    Coconut-Vanilla cupcake is the best. This ain't no magnolia shit
  • Megan J.
    Megan JohnsonOctober 20, 2013
    Banana cupcake with pumpkin spice frosting - HOLY MOLY. We split one and immediately regretted it.
  • Chloe
    ChloeSeptember 22, 2013
    Instructor has no heart for teaching. Rushing for everything without explanation.
  • Rachael B.
    Rachael BrungardAugust 19, 2013
    My favorite cupcake place in the entire city! My go-to is a vanilla cupcake with regular chocolate icing, but their cookie dough cupcake is a dream come true for me. Also try an icing shot!
  • Diana
    DianaAugust 10, 2013
    Way better than CRUMBS that's for sure.
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupAugust 9, 2013
    These cupcakes make for a delicious afternoon snack. The Banana cupcake with Cinnamon Honey frosting is by far, our favorite, but you really can't go wrong with any of them.
  • Tink W.
    Tink WongAugust 1, 2013
    one of my favorite places for cupcakes! Can't go wrong with any of the flavors for cake or icing. Banana cake is amazing!
  • Addison W.
    Addison WaltonJuly 27, 2013
    It may sound a little out there, but honey vanilla is the way to go
  • Alissa W.
    Alissa WinberryJuly 13, 2013
    BOGO for anyone using a citi bike!
  • Cassie J.
    Cassie JacksonJune 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You can't go wrong here, but if you're struggling with making a choice, go with Cookie Dough or Peanut Butter on Banana :)
  • Cassie J.
    Cassie JacksonApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the cookie dough cupcake, it will blow your mind! Also Wednesdays is buy one get one free with a student ID!
  • H I.
    H IApril 23, 2013
    Banana cupcakes
  • Matt
    MattApril 21, 2013
    BYOB!! Bring a bottle of wine to enhance the great cupcake experience!
  • Anand S.
    Anand SomasundaramApril 5, 2013
    BANANA BREAD WITH PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING, their best cupcake
  • Aline V.
    Aline VelterApril 4, 2013
    One of my faves cupcake shop in NY... try the french chocolate with chocolate cupcake!!! Delicious!
  • Liz P.
    Liz P.March 13, 2013
    if you like them on facebook, you get a free icing shot! try the cinnamon honey icing!
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin ClementsFebruary 14, 2013
    They do student specials- tonight was buy one get one free with a student ID :)
  • Tamara
    TamaraJanuary 12, 2013
    Banana cupcakes are amazing. The sea salt chocolate cupcake is also delicious
  • Gloriann C.
    Gloriann ChhouthDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Butter lane has the freshest and best cupcakes in new York city. So soft and yummy! I recommend the french chocolate and tiramisu cupcakes. ❤☺
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  • Cupcake Crusaders
    Cupcake CrusadersNovember 27, 2012
    Love that you can build your own cupcake! Everything we tried was great!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LippmanNovember 18, 2012
    take one of their cupcake classes with a group of friends! so fun!
  • Gina F.
    Gina FelicianoOctober 14, 2012
    Advertised pumpkin frosting then didn't have it. Lameass!
  • sarah r.
    sarah rosefeldtOctober 5, 2012
    IMHO much better than its sister bakery, Magnolia. These are simple cupcakes, with delicious icing.
  • Eun Hye W.
    Eun Hye WooSeptember 26, 2012
    Wednesdays: Two for One! Student IDs required!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Choolate Cupcake With Sea Salt Chocolate Frosting - Perfect sweet & salty combo
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Banana Cupcake With Peanut Butter And Jelly Frosting - With a jelly filled center. Really good.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauSeptember 16, 2012
    Try the Vanilla Cupcake With Espresso Buttercream
  • Mariela S.
    Mariela SalasSeptember 13, 2012
    For a heavenly explosion of buttery goodness in your mouth -- try the banana cake with pistachio frosting. Truly addictive!
  • divya b.
    divya bahlAugust 29, 2012
    Cupcake classes are super fun and a great birthday idea!
  • Olivia R.
    Olivia RossAugust 19, 2012
    The cookie dough cupcake!!!!
  • Gary R.
    Gary RelojAugust 13, 2012
    Check out our feature of Butter Lane Cupcakes! Read more
  • Jon F.
    Jon FaroAugust 4, 2012
    Asked for caramel on top, they refused, offered to pay. Refused. Won't be coming here ever again.
  • barbara t.
    barbara taylorJuly 28, 2012
    Best cupcakes I've EVER had. And now they offer 4square specials like buy 2 get 1 free. Bad for the thighs, good for the soul.
  • Angie G.
    Angie GentileJune 9, 2012
    They just added a new cookie dough cupcake. My new favorite cupcake of all time.
  • xtinar
    xtinarJune 9, 2012
    Banana cupcake with peanut butter icing. Amazing.
  • Emmy K.
    Emmy KimMay 21, 2012
    Visit Gifthit.com and gift hit your friends with a cupcake! Got my sea salt chocolate, blueberry & marshmallow cupcakes!
  • K K.
    K KlemmMay 17, 2012
    Awww. Cute. Best thing I ever ate? Really? Someone has to get our more. Really should check out 350 Classic Bakeshop in Rye, NY. That place really can do cupcakes.
  • ✨#IamRomdelacrème✨
    Butter Lane's cupcakes are so yummy, made with fresh ingredients from scratch and you can select your own cupcake and icing. You could also book a class and learn to make and bake cupcakes!
  • Derrick S.
    Derrick SeeMarch 29, 2012
    peanut butter frosting on banana cake & blueberry frosting on vanilla cake.
  • David 🎉 L.
    David 🎉 LasterMarch 15, 2012
    Strawberry frosting is the bomb. Free cupcake on your birthday. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • David L.
    David LifsonMarch 5, 2012
    Best frosting in the city. Light, airy, not too sweet. Ask about the Elvis. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Dan V.
    Dan VallejoFebruary 11, 2012
    Mutual members buy one cupcake and get one free. Very tasty
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer Chu-CarrollFebruary 6, 2012
    Get the chocolate hazelnut frosting (seasonal)!
  • whitney n.
    whitney nicole.February 5, 2012
    Worst service ever, stood in the lobby for 10 min completely ignored by the 5 employees working, I was 1 of 2 customers there.
  • NYU Wagner
    NYU WagnerJanuary 19, 2012
    Get some friends together and take a baking class at Butter Lane.
  • Joanna J.
    Joanna JonesJanuary 18, 2012
    Try the tiramisu cupcake!
  • Tessa S.
    Tessa ShortNovember 29, 2011
    Get there just before closing and they'll give you dozens for pennies!
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatNovember 17, 2011
    Their frosting rocks and for 3 bucks a pop, the cupcakes are well worth it. They also offer a cupcake class which is awesome if you're like us and not a great baker.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BlaskoNovember 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut butter and banana. Elvis was right.
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NessNovember 15, 2011
    Try the Elvis cupcake, but only if you like awesomeness.
  • Bill T.
    Bill TattonNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Any flavor is great, but I love the maple walnut frosting.
  • Therese F.
    Therese FlanneryOctober 14, 2011
    Banana cupcake is the best, and all of their frostings are great!! Check in on foursquare or like them on Facebook for a free frosting shot :)
  • Michael G.
    Michael GalpertSeptember 25, 2011
    $1 pumpkin frosted cupcakes all weekend 9/24/11
  • Emma
    EmmaSeptember 11, 2011
    the banana cake with french vanilla butterceam is perfection
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