[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

All you Robicelli fans in downtown Manhattan tired of venturing uptown or to Brooklyn to get your cupcake fix, take note: as of last week, Robicelli's cupcakes are now available at Battery Place Market. Flavors change frequently (check Robicelli's tumblr for updates), but expect to find all the current cupcake flavors; look for them in the glass case near the registers. I stopped in last week to try the glorious Horchata cupcake with cinnamon-y pudding and buttercream. You'll recognize them by the finish of cinnamon rice crispies. But I found myself torn between that light summery creation and the dark siren call of Abuelita (pictured above) featuring a moist Mexican chocolate cake and buttercream made with cajeta—a goat's milk caramel and a dusting of ground Abuelita chocolate. The buttercream is melt-in-your mouth full; and these cupcakes are some of the few around that don't seem dominated by frosting.

Battery Place Market

77 Battery Place, New York NY 10208 (map)

About the author: Originally from Honolulu, Kathy YL Chan writes A Passion For Food, where she chronicles her eats and travels adventures between Hawai'i, New York and beyond. She firmly believes that there is always room for dessert.


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