Dessert: The Cupcake Stop

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The next stop on my quest (to try ALL the cupcakes in NYC) was The Cupcake Stop.  Combining my love of food trucks and cupcakes, The Cupcake Stop offers a variety of flavors, including black-and-white, fluffernutter, rocky road, and tiramisu.  A purist, I went with my favorite – the red velvet.

While I have a very clear picture in my head of the perfect red velvet cucake (moist and flavorful cake with dense cream cheese frosting), I’ve had a hard time finding it.  One of my preferred cupcake shops uses buttercream icing for its red velvet, of all things – unbelievable!  Others have dry or flavorless cake.  The Cupcake Stop’s red velvet looked promising – thick frosting and moist-looking cake.   I was a little skeptical of the sprinkles, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me.  I took an excited bite and…

…it was fantastic!  The frosting was decidedly cream cheese with a slightly tangy flavor, and hefty to boot.  The cake was moist and not crumbly at all.  I dare say it is my favorite red velvet cupcake in the city….so far.

I only tried the red velvet, but I hope to return soon to sample some other flavors (and perhaps add another apple to my rating).

Moist and flavorful red velvet cupcake with dense cream cheese frosting. Yum!

The Cupcake Stop
Mobile Truck – follow it on Twitter! (Also at Limelight Marketplace)

Read about the first stop on my cupcake tour here.

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    August 12, 2010 at 2:39 am

    I have developed a love hate relationship with Red Velvet cupcakes. Because like you said they can be moist and just perfect and then on the flip side crumbly and dry. I love it when they are done right and it seems like you hit the jackpot here. I am really craving some cupcakes right now.

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    Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    August 12, 2010 at 3:07 am

    Please send a dozen to Boston, stat.

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    August 12, 2010 at 3:40 am

    I like the Cupcake Stop. I always get the red velvet. Some days are better than others, but it's pretty darn good.

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    August 12, 2010 at 5:58 am

    How dare a red velvet cupcake have buttercream frosting? That's so wrong – cream cheese all the way! I have given up the search in SF for the perfect red velvet cupcake . . . so now I just make my own, with beet powder instead of food coloring 🙂

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    August 12, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Yummy–must try!

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    August 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Oh I love a red velvet cupcake!

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    August 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    thanks for the recommendation! WTF with buttercream on red velvet. sacrilege.

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    Geek in Heels
    August 12, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I know this is a NYC foodie blog, but does a NJ cupcake place that delivers to NYC count? Because my fav cupcake place is the GoodieBox Bake Shop ( and I SWEAR they make THE best red velvet cupcakes in the world. Even better than Carlo's in Hoboken, The Cupcake Shop, Magnolia, and Billy's. Their cupcakes are also available for sale at Café Society in Morningside Heights so if you ever get the chance, I highly recommend you check them out!

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    August 12, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    @Geek in Heels, I will definitely travel for a good red velvet – and if they deliver, even better! I'll have to check out GoodieBox! Thanks for the reco!

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    Kelly @ The Startup Wife
    August 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    YUM. My mouth just watered.

    I love the idea of the sugar sprinkles! I wouldn't have thought of it on red velvet, but I like crunch. I'm totally going there next time I'm in NYC.

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    August 12, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    You are killing me with these pictures! I think its hard to find a good red velvet cupcake so I'll definitely be stopping by next time I'm in NYC.

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    Charlene @ Sweetchic
    August 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Shoot, after looking at your picture, i need a red velvet cupcake RIGHT NOW!!

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    August 12, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Mmmmm, yes! I want to eat this RIGHT NOW!

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    brit @ landlocked bride
    August 13, 2010 at 3:31 am

    I'm drooling over that cupcake. Red velvet is my favorite!

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    August 13, 2010 at 4:21 am

    Red velvet cupcakes is definitely my favorite!! This looks extra delicious!!
    Would you mind checking out my blog? 😀

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    August 13, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    That looks so delicious! I've never tried red velvet. *gasp* Now I can't wait to!

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    August 14, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I'll comment after I wipe the drool off my keyboard… okay.
    My husband HATES cream cheese icing…so the buttercream is probably for dimwits like him. Haha.

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    August 15, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Red Velvet isn't my favorite – but I love cupcakes with sprinkles – they just say, "cheerful" to me 🙂

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    August 17, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I just discovered your blog and I already love it. You photograph the food so well…I am drooling in front of my computer screen.

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