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[NYC - UES] Two Little Red Hens Bakery - Brooklyn Blackout Chocolate Cake Review

We tried Two Little Red Hens. This is a review of the Brooklyn Blackout cake.


Let me start this post off by saying that I am not a fan of chocolate cake, so I went into this cake purchase knowing that, so you should also go into the post knowing this fact.

I bought this cake as a gift for my mother, who loves chocolate.

I'm sure you've heard of the classic Two Little Red Hens Bakery on the Upper East Side and may have heard of the classic Brooklyn Blackout Cake.

There are different sizes available. If you want the large cake, you can pre-order, but I went with the small cake, so I had to just hope they didn't sell out (Thanksgiving order woes).

You can also choose to get the Brooklyn Blackout cake as a cupcake. They're actually pretty big cupcakes, so you could definitely share it between two people.

The cake was very fresh and you can tell they made it that day. The cake was quite moist. It's a four-layer cake and was pretty darn heavy considering I got the small size.

The cake:
It was a VERY chocolate cake. I don't think I would get it again, to be honest. Even some of my family members who are quite big chocolate fans were even like "wow, this is too much".

It's also VERY American taste wise. It's in your face chocolate and sugar overload. I thought that maybe it would be balanced okay since the cake itself was dark chocolate, but it...wasn't. I ended up having to scoop off all of the chocolate frosting and it was still overwhelming.

Again, even the frosting fans in my family were overwhelmed by the frosting.

I prefer a fluffy, light cream frosting over a sugar frosting. I've always been like that. So, if you're like me, know that this is NOT that frosting.

However, if you're into sugary frosting, definitely put Two Little Red Hens on your list of bakeries to try next time you're in New York City.

I was kind of tempted by some of the other bread products, so I might be back the next time I find myself on the Upper East Side.

Have you tried Two Little Red Hens? What did you try? Did I choose wrong?



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