Red Velvet Carrot Cake Pineapple
Lemon Strawberry Chocolate Coffee Chocolate
I belong to this daily discount site called Scoutmob, it's free and all you do is sign up and every day or so you get an email for a discount, usually 30-50% off a local establishment. Nothing to buy you just print out the coupon and take it to the place. Recently I got one for a place called Cupcake Cove, a place I'd not heard of before. Since it was located a few blocks over from my work and of course because it was something with icing I was all over the 50% off deal I got. The place is only open Monday through Friday 11am-6pm and it's basically a tiny corner with a walk up counter for ordering--strictly a take away only place. And just for your reference, once they sell out that is it for the day. Fortunately I got there right as they were opening so I had my pick. The make regular size and minis but as you can see I went for the big deal. Here's my rundown of the flavors I got:
Red Velvet: decent but not spectacular. The cake was moderately moist and the cream cheese icing was light and okay. I like a little more tanginess but that's a personal taste choice kind of thing. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give it a solid 6--I've had moister and better around town.
Carrot Cake: icing was pretty much same as red velvet. The cake was moist but for whatever reason they put nuts in this thing. I like nuts, I just don't like them in my desserts. This one little thing blew the whole cupcake for me--I give it a 4.
Pineapple: this one was good, the cake was moist, the butter cream icing was tasty--only drawback was I wish it had more pineapple flavor. It was there but just not strong enough, the sweetness of the icing nearly overpowered it--still not bad--it gets a 7.
Lemon: I have to say this was the star of the lot for me. The cake was not only moist but they had put a lemon curd filling in it adding more flavor and the icing was done just right, including giving me enough. Tangy, tasty, moist--what more can you say. I really enjoyed this one and recommend it--it gets a 9.
Strawberry Chocolate: the best part of this was the icing. It was a butter cream mixed with plenty of strawberries and tasted like a sweet creamy ice cream almost, plus it was in a scoop on top. The cupcake itself, however, was a bit dry. The icing didn't help overcome this. Icing gets an 8 cake gets a 2.
Coffee Chocolate: again the cake part was a let down, more dryness. The icing definitely gives you a burst of coffee flavor but it doesn't last and the texture of the icing was a little weird, hard to explain, seemed a little waxy. Overall it gets a 3.
The large size costs $3 per, the coupon got them down to $1.50 each which is why I got six. Would I go back? Well, I wouldn't make a special trip to go there but if I happen to be in the neighborhood or walking buy I would definitely stop and refresh my good memories of the deliciousness that is the lemon cupcake--unless they are out then it's the pineapple--unless they are out of that also then, well, I'd walk on.