Empire Cake

Empire Cake

112 8th Ave (btw 15th & 16th St), New York, NY 10011, United States
Closed until 10:00am (Show more)
  • Mon–Wed
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch
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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)


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  • "No seriously, try the Red Velvet Twinkie. Its out of this world." (9 tips)
  • "The lemon Twinkie is delish!" (3 tips)
  • "Lemon snack cake induces labor." (3 tips)
  • 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
  • Metromix

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

    Metromix · December 21, 2010
  • Bill D.

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

    Bill D · June 7, 2011
  • 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!

  • Jessica D.

    Lemon snack cake induces labor.

    Jessica DeWitt · February 23, 2013
  • 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
  • David F.

    The salted caramel cupcake is everything. de-lish.

    David F · March 10, 2013
  • Thom E.

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

    Thom Elsemiller · January 10, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
  • Patrick S.

    The red velvet cupcakes are to die for!

    Patrick Scholtes · April 8, 2013
  • Cristy A.

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

    Cristy Alvarado · November 30, 2011
  • Daniel M.

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

    Daniel Motta Mello · February 5, 2011
  • Carole

    Cupcakes to die for 😋♥️

    Carole · February 16
  • Gloria C.

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

    Gloria Chin · October 11, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Zack M.

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

    Zack McKnight · July 1, 2013
  • Jeff S.

    Brooklyn blackout cake

    Jeff Surut · April 27, 2013
  • Amy B.

    Chocolate-dipped snack cake rivals the Chocodile

    Amy B · March 24, 2013
  • Nicole V.

    Red Velvet Twinkie, nuff said.

    Nicole Velez · February 22, 2013
  • Patrick L.

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

    Patrick LaForge · March 25, 2012
  • Benny O.

    The best cupcakes in NYC...

    Benny Ortega · February 26, 2012
  • Ted K.

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

    Ted Kim · January 18, 2012
  • David C.

    Red velvet twonkies. Must try.

    David C · November 12, 2011
  • Derrick P.

    Worth the hype!

    Derrick Prince · September 17, 2011
  • Amber V.

    Lemon Twinkie and iced coffee. Get them.

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

    Best Raspberry Linzer cookies EVER!!!

    Kevin Korney · June 27, 2011
  • Holger L.

    The lemon Twinkie is delish!

    Holger Luedorf · April 27, 2011
  • Josh C.

    The salted caramel cupcakes are amazing

    Josh Clapper · 2 weeks ago
  • Jeff S.

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

    Jeff Surut · May 26
  • Nick P.

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

    Nick Patrick · March 10
  • Col

    The chai latte alone is worth the trip

    Col · December 31, 2013
  • Sharon C.

    The snack cakes are worth a try.

    Sharon C · October 29, 2013
  • Ta S.

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

    Ta San · October 23, 2013
  • Allison R.

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

    Allison Rihn · October 14, 2013
  • Erika K.

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

    Erika Kaz · September 20, 2013
  • Phil T.

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

    Phil Tang · August 24, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • Melissa S.

    These cakes look even more amazing in person.

    Melissa S. · July 5, 2013
  • Erinma O.

    Tasty Brooklyn blackout - perfect chocolate hit. Does soya cappuccinos so v.happy.

    Erinma Ochu · June 17, 2013
  • Samantha S.

    Known for their snack cakes, but the black and white cookies are awesome.

    Samantha Smith · May 30, 2013
  • Kim F.

    The people who work at Empire are fun/pleasant to deal with before you've had your coffee—rare to find in NYC. And the tip jars question makes me laugh every time. Also Stumptown coffee a major plus.

    Kim F · April 26, 2013
  • Sam M.

    Make sure to try the red velvet twinkie (not its official name) and the home made twix bar (the workers suggested that one). Both are extremely delicious.

    Sam McCrimson · March 23, 2013
  • Caitlin C.

    Taste-wise I've had better. But there's no denying their creations are beautiful!

    Caitlin Clements · February 10, 2013
  • Liz O.

    Their oatmeal cookie has these dried apple pieces as well as raisins and choco chips, so good!

    Liz Oh · September 29, 2012
  • Lorence R.

    Small ass cupcakes.

    Lorence R · August 14, 2012
  • Laticia F.

    Super good snacks! Red velvet and chocolate snack rolls :) (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Laticia Fan · July 27, 2012
  • Anabelle

    Red Velvet Twinkie, A MUST!!

    Anabelle · June 24, 2012

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