Now that cupcakes appear to be a permanent part of the sweets landscape rather than a passing craze,  pastry chefs and bakeries are reimagining the pint-sized confection in surprising flavors. These new treats use both established and edgy ingredients to satisfy every cupcake craving.

Buttercup Bake Shop
New York, NY
Lady Baltimore: Almond flavored cake filled with coconut, candied cherries, cookie crumbs and almonds, frosted with meringue and sprinkled with coconut, cookie crumbs and cherries; $2.50

Molly’s Cupcakes
Chicago, IL
Peach Cobbler: Vanilla cake, cinnamon peach puree, brown sugar streusel, homemade whipped cream and sliced peaches; $3.75

Saint Cupcake
Portland, OR
Fat Elvis: Banana chocolate chip cake topped with peanut butter fudge frosting and a banana chip; $3.25

The Atlanta Cupcake Factory
Atlanta, GA
El Diablo: Chocolate cupcake and chocolate frosting with cinnamon and chili powder; $2.50

Love at First Bite
Berkeley, CA
Razzle Dazzle: Chocolate cake topped with fresh raspberry buttercream; $2.95

Georgetown Cupcake
Washington, D.C.
Salted Caramel: Caramel cupcake, salted-caramel infused buttercream frosting topped with a caramel drizzle; $2.75


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