Cupcakes: Butter Lane

Eating Out

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend.  I’ve got some exciting stuff on the blog this week (including a giveaway!) so stay tuned!  But first, I was digging though my photo folders just now, and I realized I never wrote about these luscious cupcakes – a TRAVESTY!!! As you may know by now, I LOVE cupcakes.  I can’t resist popping into a cupcake store when I pass by one, as recently was the case.  My little detour into Butter Lane proved to be well worth it.  Located smack dab in the East Village, Butter Lane screams super-cute the minute you walk in:

Just look at all those cupcakes, waiting to be eaten!! (by ME! muahahaha).  Loved this.   I perused the menu:

… and decided on one of the specials – The Elvis (first cupcake in first photo).  A banana cupcake with peanut butter frosting, The Elvis was dense, soft and flavorful (I’m talking about the cupcake here, though I guess the same might have been said about THE Elvis).  The peanut butter frosting had heft but didn’t overpower the light banana flavor of the cake.  This morsel of deliciousness was gone pronto.

Butter Lane apparently offers cupcake classes – but for gluttony’s sake, I think I’ll just stick to purchasing them for now:

If you’re in the East Village, pop into Butter Lane for a quick cupcake fix in a quaint and cozy shop.  You won’t regret it!

Cute cupcakes, cute atmosphere.

Butter Lane
123 East 7th St. (btw 1st/A)
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Tell me – what cake/frosting combo from the menu would you go for?

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  • Bicoastal Bride
    March 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Yum! Sounds fabulous!

  • Gloria
    March 28, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Look amazing, gloria

  • Kim
    March 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Yum! I love that you can purchase and extra frosting shot for $1. We'll definitely stop by this place when we got back to New York in a couple of weeks 🙂

  • Jessica
    March 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Ooh, I'm curious, what is a FROSTING SHOT?! Whatever it is, it sounds delicious. As does the Elvis cupcake.

  • Nani
    March 28, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    omg cupcakes!! I wish we had more cupcake stores here I love stopping by and having a good cupcake now and then instead of having to make them.

    For some reason I feel like I haven't visited your blog in a bit! I missed you~ hhaha

    Anyhow I love that they offer classes that is definitely something that I would want to try but I think I would eat more than I would take home. hmmmm

  • Alice
    March 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    You picked the combo I would have! Can't ever go wrong with Banana and Peanut Butter – delish!!

  • Diana
    March 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    WOW That is a banana cupcake…im jealous! I love anything banana…and I got lucky this weekend too my friend brought over homemade banana bread! 🙂

  • honey my heart
    March 28, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    the shop is so cute. i've been craving cupcakes recently and would love a banana/pb one 🙂

  • Stay Calm Cupcake
    March 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Cute post and I love your blog!! I have a cupcake blog and cupcake shop as well – I'm all about cupcakes haha

    Stop by and use code SCCS10 for 10% off any order. Stay Sweet

    Stay Calm Cupcake Shop

  • Tiffany
    March 28, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Oh god, yum. I think I'm going to have a massive baking attack this week.

    March 28, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Oh boy! I live only a few blocks from there but I've given up cupcakes until I loose some weight! Ugh no fair! 🙂

  • Layla
    March 29, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Even the name of the place sounds wonderful. Elvis cupcake FTW.

  • Ghenet
    March 29, 2011 at 12:26 am

    These cupcakes look amazing. I HAVE to go here. 🙂

  • Mrs. Hot Cocoa
    March 29, 2011 at 3:45 am

    Elvis Cupcake . . . that's like the world's perfect combination.

  • Joanne
    March 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Ooo fun! Good to know that there is one good cupcake place in NYC…I haven't been that impressed with most of the ones I've tried!

  • Julie and Lauren
    March 29, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Butter Lane is glorious! Love your blog.

  • Val
    March 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    mouth watering.

  • Tara Goodell
    April 1, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Oh. My. Gosh…. That is cupcake heaven!! Is the East Village to far of a jaunt for an afternoon cupcake outing if I live in Arizona? Darn it! 🙂

  • Mike
    April 3, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    I loooooove Butter Lane– one of my favorites. Have you tried Sugar Sweet Sunshine (126 Rivington) or Sweet Revenge (62 Carmine)? Sugar Sweet Sunshine has really cheap (but still delicious) cupcakes, and Sweet Revenge does a wine/beer pairing with their cupcakes. Isn't so strange how cupcakes have suddenly become this cultural phenomenon in New York City?

  • runningthehudson
    April 7, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I just did their cupcake class and it was very fun — lots of great tips (and I went home with 12 cupcakes, 5 of which I ate that night. talk about a sugar high!)