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Mar 9, 2008 05:53 PM

Mitchel London cupcakes rule!

Walking home from the Chelsea Market, I originally was going to pick up a couple of Billy's cupcakes. DH wanted red velvet; however they just ran out. So I proceeded to continue walking to Burger and Cupcakes.

I haven't been there in a while (over a year) -- but it was really so much better than I had remembered. I got a marble with chocolate ganache and red velvet. They were both moist and had well-rounded flavors (meaning there was salt in it, unlike some of the other cupcakes in NYC). The tangy cream cheese frosting was a perfect complement to the red velvet, and the chocolate ganache was high quality and silky-smoloth, unlike the nasty fluff on Magnolia's or Buttercup. And did I mention moist? It is so rare to find a commercially prepared cupcake that's moist. The cupcakes also were not too sweet, allowing the high quality ingredients to shine through.

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  1. Mitchel London is a good long walk from Chelsea Market! No wonder the cupcakes tasted so good: you must've been pretty hungry by the time you got there. :)

    All kidding aside, that *is* a mouthwatering description. I'd never heard of ML before this post and it sounds like something I'll need to check out. By subway.

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    1. re: cimui

      I often seen Mitchel London in Fairway's (74th street location) upstair restaurant. There are some of his sweets offered there at the restaurant, too. I think I may have seen cup cakes there, but not sure. Almost always see a large Tarte Tatin in the past, too.
      One of my favorite of his was the simple biscuit sandwich with ham, but they don't have that at Fairway any more. I also used to like their mini pancake stack that are tender and moist. I say "used to" only because I haven't eaten there in a while and am not sure if that's still offered as breakfast. Maybe others will know.

      In any case, you may not have to schlep all the way to Burgers and Cupcakes is what I'm saying. Of course, the selection of Mitchel London's dessert at Fairway upstairs will be much smaller.

      1. re: cimui

        Let me know how it goes. My favorite was the red velvet.

        LeahB, I remember in another post you liked Magnolia's. DH loves Magnolia's too but changed his mind when he tried Mitchel London's.

        The way I look at the walking thing is I can eat more cupcakes because of all of the walking I do. ; )

        1. re: Miss Needle

          Hahhahah! Very true. I was impressed with Mitchell's definately a "best of" contender! :)

        1. Mithcel London mentions his cupcakes in this interview and kind of hints at how they're made but I can't figure it out.

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          1. re: judyleiber

            Steve Jenkins, Fairway's cheese buyer and author of "Cheese Primer," has written another book. Due out this spring, I think. The book will include a lot of Mitchel London recipes. Perhaps the cupcakes?

            1. re: JoanN

              If anyone can figure out what makes them so moist, let me know!