I have never been been a real fan of cupcakes. Cup and cake or cake in a cup, or cup on top of cake, or what? It has always been the ton of frosting on top that turned me off, and also once you get to the cake part of the cup, it is typically yellow and yuk. But, recently, in the last few years, the cupcake has made a comeback. It has been re-constructed, re-introduced and re-made with extreme forms of ingredients such as nutmeg, allspice, and coconut (it reminds me of artisanal chocolates). The cupcake has become as cool as Gossip Girl. Well, I was still skeptical.
Yesterday, we picked up half a dozen from this place called MORE. Wow. They were outstanding. We tried a delicious chocolate hazelnut, a lemon poppy seed, and a BLT (yes with bacon and maple syrup). My favorite was the lemon poppy seed. The frosting was cream cheese based lemon infused light and smooth.
And once you dig deep, you get a rich yogurt-like in texture, sour and lemony, cold and gooey mixture that is well into the cake part. Wow. I will be picking those cuppies more often.