The Best Chocolate Cake in NYC

A slice of layered chocolate cake on a colorful plate.
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Did you know that cakes have a rich culinary history? In fact, Chocolate Cake Day has been celebrated for more than 150 years! With National Chocolate Cake Day taking over bakeries and cafes on Saturday, January 27th, we mixed together a list of the best places to enjoy a slice in New York City. Get your sweet tooth ready to celebrate!

Lady M

Imagine this: layers upon layers of rich chocolate sponge cake, covered with dark chocolate mousse, and topped with a filling coat of sweet ganache, chocolate crumbs, and delicate white chocolate shavings.

If you need a little motivation to get hungry for National Cake Day, think of exactly this, and head over to one of Lady M Confections’s 6 locations in Manhattan. A few of their storefronts are in the Midtown area – not far from Glenwood’s Paramount Tower apartment building.

Two bakers cutting a decorated cake with white icing over a display case.
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With the reputation of mixing sweet and savory flavors with a touch of spice into their baked treats, the team of Ovenly surely won’t disappoint this National Chocolate Cake Day! This award-winning bakery has multiple locations – one of which is at UrbanSpace Vanderbilt Market in Manhattan’s East Side. Since we’re focusing on scrumptious chocolate cake options, here’s how you can order your Brooklyn Blackout Cake at Ovenly:

  • Cake slices
  • Cupcakes
  • 6, 9, and 12-inch cakes
  • Half-sheet cake portions

Even after National Chocolate Cake Day passes, treat yourself to their cake happy hour, where you can get two slices for $10!

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Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery

Located in Greenwich Village, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery serves some of the most scrumptious chocolate flavored treats – and cakes are among their best selling items. Whether you’re in the mood for one slice, or are looking to pick up an entire cake to enjoy throughout the day, their Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake and The Devil in Ganache Cake are two choices impossible to pass up.

If you happen to like cheesecake, Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery’s Heavenly Cheesecake is coated with chocolate on the outside. Talk about getting the best of two traditional desserts!

A round chocolate cake with hazelnut ganache icing.
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Two Little Red Hens

If you’re more of a cupcake person, you can certainly still enjoy the upcoming holiday with a smaller portion of chocolate cake! The Brooklyn Blackout cupcakes at Two Little Red Hens surpass our cupcake dreams. Between the rich icing and filling texture, it’ll be hard to keep yourself from having just one. For nearby Upper East Side residents of The Brittany and The Marlowe, be sure to add this bakery to your local favorites and check out their seasonal cupcake and cheesecake flavors throughout the year.

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Tips for Celebrating National Chocolate Cake Day

Besides picking up a few sweet morsels of chocolate cake from the listed cafes and bakeries, here are some fun ways to celebrate the day:

  • Swap favorite chocolate cake recipes with friends, family members, and coworkers
  • Bake a homemade cake in your luxury Glenwood kitchen (Emerald Green, The Regent, and Liberty Plaza have beautiful views of Manhattan from their kitchens)
  • Taste a new type of chocolate cake – from German chocolate cake, Black Forest Gateau, Molten Chocolate Cake, and Red Velvet
  • Use the hashtag #NationalChocolateCakeDay on social media

Where are your go-to bakeries to pick up a slice of something sweet? Share your local finds with us on Facebook and Twitter!

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