Lulu Cake Boutique, Scarsdale
Lulu’s reputation for beautifully decorated, only-the-best-ingredients cakes holds strong with this new menu addition, featuring tiers of chocolate cake, house-made gianduja mousse, prailine crunch, and gold-dusted Ferrero Rocher that scream special occasion.
The Kneaded Bread, Port Chester
This better-than-boxed update on a childhood favorite has all the hallmarks of Magnolia Bakery’s popular cakes (rich, buttery cake and sugary icing). But we’ll freely admit that The Kneaded Bread’s version is better, with moister cake and smoother, less sweet icing.
Coconut Cloud Cake
By the Way Bakery, Hastings-on-Hudson
We’re not sure how owner Helene Godin makes perfectly textured, delicious dairy- and gluten-free cakes, but we are sure that this Coconut Cloud cake is her pièce dé résistance.
Pretty in Pink Cake
Baked by Susan, Croton-on-Hudson
It doesn’t have crazy bells and whistles or complicated fillings, but this old-fashioned cake hits the perfect balance, with moist, chocolatey cake; bright, raspberry-ganache filling; and smooth, creamy icing.
Black & White Cake
Homestyle Desserts Bakery, Peekskill
This is the cake you bring to the Italian restaurant to slice and serve at the family birthday party. Dubbed the “people pleaser,” it’s got a little bit of everything, with vanilla and chocolate cake sandwiched around cannoli cream and chocolate mousse.
Cookie Dough Extreme Cake
The Dessertist, Croton-on-Hudson
C’mon, just look at it: This edible-cookie-dough cake is a kid’s (and let’s be honest, also a parent’s) dream, featuring layers of brown-butter cake, filled with cookie-dough cream, and finished with a towering mountain of The Dessertist’s signature edible cookie dough and chocolate chip cookies.