Empire Cake

Empire Cake

112 8th Ave (btw 15th & 16th St), New York, NY 10011, United States
Hours:
Closed until 8:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Empire Cake features custom cakes of all descriptions--from tiered wedding cakes to one-of-a-kind cakes for birthdays and other celebrations--along with cupcakes, cookies, brownies, breakfast pastries, and our sophisticated versions of classic snack cakes like twinkies, yodels and ... (See all)

8.7/10

Based on 178 votes

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  • red velvet desserts
  • cake
  • cupcakes
  • snowball
  • cookies
  • pastries
  • muffins
  • scones
  • good service
  • great value
  • chai lattes
  • homemade food
  • chocolate
  • snacks
  • authentic
  • salted caramel
  • lemon
  • coconut
  • Swiss rolls
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  • Food Network

    I love the Red Velvet Twinkies & Chocolate Snowballs at LuLu Cake Boutique in NYC. – Chef Anne Thornton, Dessert First

    Food Network · March 30, 2011
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  • Metromix

    Aside from custom cakes, they've also got cookies, cupcakes and pastries. Plus, Intelligentsia coffee. Read more

    Metromix · December 21, 2010
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  • Bill D.

    No seriously, try the Red Velvet Twinkie. Its out of this world.

    Bill D · June 7, 2011
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  • Michael Muñoz T.

    The best desserts in Chelsea! Try the red velvet twinkie or any of their delicious cakes! The cup cakes are soooo moist!

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  • Jessica D.

    Lemon snack cake induces labor.

    Jessica DeWitt · February 23, 2013
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  • Yolanda Shoshana

    Sexy desserts for those who like to keep it luscious! If you like cake, you will love this place, you can smell the butter when you walk in. Gets a modern courtesan thumbs up and then some. Nosh on! Read more

    Yolanda Shoshana · June 26, 2011
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  • David F.

    The salted caramel cupcake is everything. de-lish.

    David F · March 10, 2013
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  • Thom E.

    Don't be afraid to try everything. And the people here are great as wel!

    Thom Elsemiller · January 10, 2011
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  • Rabiah

    Small black and white cookie. Excellent! I have never liked the B&W before but love it. The guy who assisted me was really sweet (no pun here) and that's why I bought anything at all.

    Rabiah · August 18, 2013
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  • Meli

    cupcakes are a bit sweet for my liking, but their snack cakes are spot on. Definitely recommend their lemon snack cake (others call them twinkies). They make customize fondant cake too. $2.95/cupcake

    Meli · June 8, 2013
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  • Patrick S.

    The red velvet cupcakes are to die for!

    Patrick Scholtes · April 8, 2013
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  • Cristy A.

    Nothing beats the red velvet twinkies - and trust me, I've tried everything.

    Cristy Alvarado · November 30, 2011
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  • Daniel M.

    The red velvet twinkle should totally be on your bucket list.

    Daniel Motta Mello · February 5, 2011
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  • Carole

    Cupcakes to die for 😋♥️

    Carole · February 16, 2014
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  • Gloria C.

    get the pink snowball or red velvet cake dipped in white chocolate!

    Gloria Chin · October 11, 2013
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  • Julie

    Try the almond flour cookies- mouthwatering! And the red and white and black and white minis are perfection in a bite. Yum!

    Julie · September 3, 2013
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  • William H.

    You're going to want one of the swiss rolls, but it turns out Yodels made by professional bakers taste like Yodels. If you want your mind blown, try the pecan bars instead.

    William H · July 7, 2013
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  • Zack M.

    Not up to par with NYC's other specialty cupcake shops.

    Zack McKnight · July 1, 2013
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  • Jeff S.

    Brooklyn blackout cake

    Jeff Surut · April 27, 2013
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  • Amy B.

    Chocolate-dipped snack cake rivals the Chocodile

    Amy B · March 24, 2013
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  • Nicole V.

    Red Velvet Twinkie, nuff said.

    Nicole Velez · February 22, 2013
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  • Patrick L.

    Snack cakes. What if a Twinkie were made from good ingredients?

    Patrick LaForge · March 25, 2012
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  • Benny O.

    The best cupcakes in NYC...

    Benny Ortega · February 26, 2012
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  • Ted K.

    Red velvet snack (not cupcake) is a must!!

    Ted Kim · January 18, 2012
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  • David C.

    Red velvet twonkies. Must try.

    David C · November 12, 2011
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  • Derrick P.

    Worth the hype!

    Derrick Prince · September 17, 2011
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  • Amber V.

    Lemon Twinkie and iced coffee. Get them.

    Amber Van Drie · August 27, 2011
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  • Kevin K.

    Best Raspberry Linzer cookies EVER!!!

    Kevin Korney · June 27, 2011
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  • Holger L.

    The lemon Twinkie is delish!

    Holger Luedorf · April 27, 2011
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  • Mor N.

    Best scones and muffins in town. Oh and the salted caramel cake.

    Mor Naaman · January 30
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  • Isabella M.

    Amazing bakery, terrific cupcakes, stunning cakes!

    Isabella May · January 5
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  • Puu K.

    Tried the vanilla coconut snowball for the 1st time and loved it

    Puu Kampolratana · October 17, 2014
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  • Theresa R.

    Red velvet twinkies coated in white chocolate. #nuffsaid

    Theresa Roldan · October 4, 2014
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  • Esther H.

    Lemon loaf cake (y)

    Esther Han · September 18, 2014
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  • S S.

    Wonderful passion fruit Twinkies. One of the few times when I can endorse something made with white chocolate. The cake in this is just superb.

    S S · September 12, 2014
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  • Ricardo B.

    Try the chocolate with caramel on top

    Ricardo Batista · September 11, 2014
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  • Todd D.

    Everything is amazing here!

    Todd Diamond · August 24, 2014
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  • Summer K.

    Very very cute. Def get the red velvet cake. Nice staff!

    Summer Kamigaki · August 7, 2014
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  • Gothamist

    Not all cupcakes are evil, and the little creatures cooked up at this Chelsea bakery way outshine the hipper Sex and the City type food noise. Read more

    Gothamist · August 1, 2014
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  • Josh C.

    The salted caramel cupcakes are amazing

    Josh Clapper · June 27, 2014
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  • Jeff S.

    Brooklyn blackout cake...salted carmel cupcake...red velvet snack cake.

    Jeff Surut · May 26, 2014
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  • Nick P.

    Get a salted caramel chocolate cupcake and wash it down with some Stumptown coffee.

    Nick Patrick · March 10, 2014
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  • Col

    The chai latte alone is worth the trip

    Col · December 31, 2013
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  • Sharon C.

    The snack cakes are worth a try.

    Sharon C · October 29, 2013
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  • Ta S.

    Bring those twinkies to the party & you will be the star of it.

    Ta San · October 23, 2013
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  • Allison R.

    The best cupcakes I've had in NYC! The salted Carmel is my favorite. Mmmm

    Allison Rihn · October 14, 2013
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  • Erika K.

    Stumptown coffee and no line = happiness. Also, cake.

    Erika Kaz · September 20, 2013
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  • Phil T.

    The salted caramel cupcake made me wet my pants. Delicious.

    Phil Tang · August 24, 2013
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  • Elise P.

    They are right, the red velvet twinkie/snack its amazing. I also had a dulce de leche cupcake...it was ok, nothing spectacular. Go for the twinkies.

    Elise Poulain · August 15, 2013
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  • Yomi A.

    Always a pleasure to pick up treats here. The staff is friendly. Love the home made Twix and twinkies. Today I'm adding cupakes to the mix. Yummy

    Yomi Ajaiyeoba · August 12, 2013
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