Cupcake Trials in our Shopping Guide

Chocolate

Winner

Cheatin' With Chocolate
The Cheatin' With Chocolate, chocolate cake topped with chocolate buttercream frosting, will only be available on the Eastside after today.

Cheatin’ with Chocolate
New York Cupcakes

The Goods Chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream frosting topped with chocolate curls.
Icing to Cake Ratio: 1:3
Sugar Per Cupcake 2 tsp per 4 oz serving
Why We Love It “Silky, not-too-sweet” frosting and moist cake with “few crumbles” put Cheatin’ with Chocolate in the lead.
Sweet Success Secret Silence. Owner Lisa Waxman Johnson says she’d tell us what makes her choco cake so deadly decadent, but then she’d have to kill us.

 

Runner-Up

Chocolate Swirl
Sugar Rush Baking Company

The Goods Chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream frosting.
Icing to Cake Ratio: 1:2
Sugar Per Cupcake 2 tsp per 2.9 oz serving
Why We Love It Tasters noted the “fragrant decadence” of the cake.
Sweet Success Secret Fearlessness. In the era of eating light, Perry doesn’t shy away from adding high-fat Pernigotti cocoa to her mix.