General Discussion


In defense of the cupcake - Maple Bacon & Pecan cupcake


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
General Discussion

In defense of the cupcake - Maple Bacon & Pecan cupcake

bamagirl30 | Feb 22, 2012 06:46 AM

I know the "What menu items need to be retired" posts have been slamming on cupcakes and while I agree they are EVERYWHERE and for the most part underwhelming, I had one the other day that changed my mind. The Cup in Knoxville (I believe it is a chain) makes a Gold Rush cupcake which is moist yellow cake with a chocolate buttercream and it is fantastic (which is the reason I go there), but the true winner was the Maple, Bacon, and Pecan cupcake. It was OUTSTANDING. Slighlty savory and salty with the crunch of pecans and perfect maple sweetness.

I like a cupcake for 2 reasons:

1. As a two-person household whose SO doesn't eat sweets, a cupcake is perfect because I can split it into 2 days and eat it before I have to throw away a whole cake!
2. It allows me to try a new flavor inexpensively

So my question is-

1. Are there any AWESOME cupcakes you have had with a wacky flavor combo that was better than a whole cake.
2. Do you choose cupcakes over a whole cake regularly?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound