Cupcake Cagematch Results: BEST CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE in NYC!

By grace.g.yang ยท August 11, 2009
Under: Cheap Eats,Contest,Cupcakes,Desserts,My Life,Tribeca

I said I would be back on Wednesday with the best chocolate cupcakes in NYC, but we’ll just forget that I said that and post this entry TODAY. A DAY EARLY! So, have you been wondering who has the BEST chocolate cupcake in all of New York City? Wonder no more because here are the results! The best chocolate cupcake in NYC award goes go:


BILLY’S! Sara picked up four cupcakes from Billy’s (from their new location in Tribeca) and only had good things to say about the bakery. Here are some other comments the judges had regarding the chocolate cupcake: the cupcake had great chocolate flavor (4.5/5), the texture of the cupcake was slightly crumbly (in a good way), and the icing was buttery, smooth, and soft (not the kind that would get hard and stale if it sat out for a while). The frostin was not too sweet (but sweet enough), and the presentation was good, not great (3/5). Billy’s wowed the judges with a solid 4/5 score.

Here’s Lou cutting up a piece of a chocolate cupcake to share with his team:


Look at the small space the chocolate team had to deal with:


And Larry making sure everyone’s comments are written down:


We don’t have any pictures from Billy’s (Sara was in the middle of moving so I’m sure taking pictures of a bakery was not high on her list of things-to-do), but if you’re interested in knowing more about the bakery, check out the website: Billys Bakery.

So readers, what do you think about the results? Keep in mind, we had cupcakes from 26 different places – do you agree with the chocolate results? While I love the chocolate cupcakes from Billy’s, I think there are some strong contenders in the chocolate group – Kyotofu’s chocolate cupcake is more like a brownie with white bean puree (not that I’m complaining!), Two Little Red Hens’ chocolate cupcake was pretty and delicious, and Ladybird’s chocolate cupcake was absolutely AMAZING (look at the picture I found of the Brooklyn Blackout, their wildcard entry that made me swoon):


A chocolate team interview:

Tomorrow I’ll reveal the best red velvet cupcake in NYC – stay tuned!

Cupcake Cagematch Introduction
Best Red Velvet Cupcakes in NYC
Best Wildcard Cupcakes in NYC
Moistest and Prettiest Cupcakes in NYC
Most Flavorful Cupcakes in NYC
Best Bakeries in NYC

Reader Comments

Cupcakes better than Chikalicious? I haven’t tried Billy’s, but I’ll definitely have to visit. I am obsessed with the cupcakes from Chikalicious, which happens to be walking distance from where I live. On occasion, I have explained the menu options to customers better than the Chikalicious workers. Impressive or sad? Can’t say.

Btw, what a cute idea to have a cupcake cageoff!

Written By Jessica on August 11th, 2009 @ 6:23 pm

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