Ten Favorite Metro Phoenix Cupcakes

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It doesn't look like the cupcake trend is going to die out anytime soon -- totally fine by us, we LOVE cupcakes.

And Phoenix has plenty of places to grab a sweet little cake ... or twelve. Check out our favorites cupcakes from around town.

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10. Red Velvet from Honey Moon Sweets - Husband and wife team Tim & Joan O'Connor may think that red velvet is overrated, but we absolutely love their red velvet cupcakes. The tender cakes have just the right amount of chocolate and the light cream cheese frosting is some of the best in town. And just like everything else they churn out of their Tempe bakery, the cupcakes are always gorgeous.


9. Banana Foster from Barb's Bakery - We haven't had a bad cupcake from Barb's, so we're not afraid to try anything there. But we keep finding ourselves going back to the Bananas Foster. Every bite of this decadent banana cupcake is amazing, from the sweet banana nut cake to the creamy banana frosting to the buttery caramel that sits on top.

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8. Signature Chocolate from 21 Cakes - These perfectly prepared cakes may be a bit smaller than other cupcakes, but these suckers pack a huge chocolate punch and are topped with just the right amount of rich vanilla frosting. Chocolate lovers beware -- once you get a taste of 21 Cakes' chocolate cake, you may have a hard time eating anything else

7. Maple Bacon Pancake from TopIt Cupcakes -
It's just like breakfast in cupcake form! The dense cake tastes exactly like mom's pancakes, and the creamy maple frosting has just the right amount of sweet maple flavor. Top it all off with crispy bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup, and you have yourself one amazing cupcake.

6. Vegan Mango Cardamom from 24 Carrot - It's hard to make a good vegan cupcake -- trust us, we've tried -- but 24 Carrot gets it right with their Mango Cardamom mini cupcakes. The cardamom complements the sweet mango perfectly in the chewy little cake, and the sugary frosting has a nice consistency and only the faintest hint of soy. Our only problem with these tiny cakes is that they aren't on the menu every day!

5. Boston Cream Pie from Let Them Eat Cake -
We always have a hard time deciding which beautiful cupcake we're going to indulge in at this cupcakery, but the Boston Cream Pie usually catches our eye. The super moist cake is filled with perfect pastry cream and topped with a layer of creamy chocolate ganache.


Location Info

Honey Moon Sweets

606 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Barb's Bakery

2929 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

21 Cakes

7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

24 Carrots

1701 East Guadalupe, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Let Them Eat Cake

4747 E. Thomas Road, Ste. E., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tammie Coe Cakes - CLOSED

4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mind Over Batter

1805 E. Elliot , Tempe, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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6 comments
susan_az
susan_az

Shannon,

I think there are 2 more amazing cupcake bakers in town that you neglected to mention.  They also happen to serve the ever-growing gluten-free/celiac community with their exclusively Gluten-Free product line.  They both have cupcakes that serve the needs of those who have other allergies/dietary restrictions (e.g. corn, eggs, dairy, yeast, etc.).  Please add Jewel's Cupcake Shop (she won 2 awards at the 2011 Cupcake Love-in,
"Best Of Show" &"Best Classic" Cupcake!)
To get a look at Jewel's Cupcake shop creative and unique flavor cupcakes, go to http://jewelscupcakeshop.com/M...

Please also add Gluten-Free Creations Bakery to your cupcake list.  Their pastry chef Lisa won a Food Network Cupcake Wars.  Her cupcakes are fabulous!  Imagine a tiramisu cupcake or a cinnamon roll cupcake.  Absolutely Delicious! 
Check hers out here:  http://www.glutenfreecreations...

I know that those who are gluten-free would love to read about cupcakes that we can eat.  I hope you will consider adding these amazing bakers to your list so we can all enjoy cupcakes.

Anurag Gulati
Anurag Gulati

I love 24 Carrot!  Their food is amazing and have a great vibe!

Shaeff
Shaeff

You should try the Salted Caramel Whoopie Pie from The Whoopie Shack! It's wicked good!

Yo Man
Yo Man

And you should get a kitten, they're really cute!  Oh yeah, and kites are pretty awesome... wait I think we were supposed to be talking about cupcakes. 

Shaeff
Shaeff

 Well...whoopie pies ARE the new cupcakes...and they're not as messy to eat...just sayin'...

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