Last winter I was invited to Sweet Cupcakes to check out their newly debuted winter cupcake flavors. Taste testing cupcakes was so much fun and I was thrilled when Spring finally sprung in Boston and I got asked back for a second round!
All of Sweet’s cupcakes are baked fresh daily with fun and original flavors making their debut every season. If you don’t have time to pop into one of their FOUR locations you can order their delicious treats online or by phone (617.247.2253). Sweet also offers cookies and cakes as well as gluten free options.
Talk about variety.
For those of you who haven’t tried a Sweet cupcake yet let me tell you about their frosting. They have the BEST frosting and each cupcake they serve gets a nice large dollop on top. Their frosting is so popular they sell “Frosting Shots” in each of their locations.
I love their clean and simple packaging wrapped like a present to be opened:
How pretty are these cupcakes??
Now to look at each one on it’s own…
SWEET CONFETTI CAKE – A party in a cake! Delectable Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean cake bursting with bright bits of Belgian white chocolate. Finished with classic vanilla bean buttercream frosting and a confetti of colored sprinkles.
If you love vanilla this cupcake is for you! I am always drawn to anything with sprinkles so I was really excited about this one. The sprinkles are even baked into the cupcake batter so each bite is bursting with color.
CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL – The Sweet and savory cupcake just in time for spring. Delectable chocolate cake with homemade chocolate buttercream, dipped in pretzel crumbs and finished with a miniature chocolate dipped pretzel.
This cupcakes gives you that perfect mix of salty and sweet! I love the crunch from the pretzels mixed into that 2nd layer of frosting.
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL – Moist Belgian chocolate cake stuffed with homemade chocolate pudding and topped with Sweet’s chocolate buttercream and a melted caramel drizzle.
Who doesn’t love the combination of chocolate and caramel? The pudding center keeps the cake nice and moist. This cupcake is a must for a chocolate lover!
PEEPS – (offered through Easter) Sweet’s famous vanilla and chocolate cupcakes and signature handcrafted buttercreams dipped in vibrant colored sanding sugars and topped off with the famous marshmallow candy.
I liked this traditional chocolate cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream. Adding the Peep makes for an extra special touch and a perfect treat to celebrate Easter with.
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE – Flourless dark chocolate cake with a hint of espresso and a dusting of confectioners’ sugar.
This one was a surprise for me because in my mind cupcakes always have frosting. I do love flourless chocolate cake and this cupcake version was one of the best I’ve had. The top was nice and flaky and the inside was so rich and chocolate-y.
MINT CHIP – Creamy mint chips baked into a rich, moist dark brownie cupcake. Topped with mint infused buttercream frosting and finished with a dark chocolate ganache drizzle.
I liked this cupcake because the mint was not over powering. The chocolate ganache mixed with the mint infused frosting was like eating and Andes Mint in frosting form!
After taste testing each of them it was hard to pick a favorite – they were all so good! However…if I had to pick just one it would have to be the Chocolate Caramel. While the Flourless Chocolate was right up there I have to be honest – Sweet Cupcakes are all about the frosting! And the winning cupcake HAS to have frosting. I also liked that the Chocolate Caramel had the pudding filling on the inside. A little added surprise!
A full list of the Spring Menu is available on their website.
Sweet – Downtown
11 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
Sweet – Back Bay
49 Massachusetts Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Sweet – Newbury Street
225 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Sweet – Harvard Square
Zero Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138