Food Find: Two Little Red Hens
It has taken me way too long to write about one of my favorite bakeries in NYC. Two Little Red Hens on the Upper East Side sells classic baked goods and hands down the best cupcakes I’ve had. Their cupcakes, especially the mini-sized ones, have made many appearances on special occasion (or not so special occasion) dessert tables and as afternoon treats. Their flavors include classic vanilla and chocolate, marble, red velvet, peanut butter fudge swirl, key lime, carrot, ginger baby (seasonal), pumpkin spice (seasonal), banana, Boston cream and coconut cream cupcakes and cakes.
Their signature flavor, Brooklyn Blackout, is a must have for any chocolate lover, whether your love is casual or serious. It’s a decadent, moist chocolate cake (pictured) with chocolate pudding filling (if it’s a cupcake), or layers (if it’s a cake), and then topped with chocolate fudge.
They also have a full range of baked goods, from scones and muffins, including a chunky apple muffin and the tri-berry muffin (pictured), to classic apple and cherry pies and chocolate chip and snickerdoodle cookies.
Thankfully for my waist line it’s a 10-15 minute walk to the bakery from my apartment. But, if they decide to write a cookbook all bets are off.