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Restaurant Review: Molly’s Cupcakes

Full Disclosure:  I paid for this meal with my own money and I was in no way reimbursed for this blog post.  The opinions are completely my own.

Well, since I’ve already talked about my FroYo treat on my most recent trip to Chicago I’ll now tell you about the cupcake shop that I visited! (seriously, why didn’t I just name the blog FroYo and Cupcakes?! I could have just blogged about delicious dessert all of the time!)  There are many, many cupcake shops in Chicago, and I’ve actually been to quite a few of them already.  I wanted to try something new this time around since we were generally out and about in a different part of the city.  As we were driving to our planned destination of the day we drove my Molly’s Cupcakes.  This prompted me to give a shout out to Twitter to see if anyone had a favorite Chicago cupcake shop.  Conveniently enough, Anni actually responded with Molly’s!

Molly's Cupcakes

On our way back to the area we stopped at Molly’s and I picked up some cupcakes to take home and share with the husband.  I picked up a Strawberry Shortcake, one of The Ron Bennington, a Cookee Monster, and one Cookies-N-Creme.  There were many others that looked delicious too, but I figured I should limit myself to 4.

Molly's Cupcakes

These cupcakes were seriously some of the best I’ve ever had.  I wish I would have taken photos of them once we cut them in half because the fillings were really what set them apart!  The flavors don’t really seem all that different than other places that I’ve gone but the execution was amazing.  The Cookee Monster had vanilla chocolate chip cake, raw cookie dough center (SO good), buttercream, and a mini chocolate chip cookie on top. The Cookies-N-Creme is chocolate cake, cookies-n-cream filling, vanilla buttercream, and cookie topping.  The chocolatey filing that it had tasted like it was made of crushed oreo – SO good – much better than the typical plain chocolate filling that you often see.  The Ron Bennington is chocolate cake, peanut butter filling, chocolate ganache, and crushed butterscotch topping.  I am not a fan of peanut butter so this one was solely for the husband.  He said it was good, but the chocolate was a bit too dark for him.  Last, but certainly not least, was the strawberry shortcake which was vanilla cake, fresh strawberries cooked in brown sugar, vanilla buttercream, and fresh strawberry topping.  Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts ever, and this one definitely lived up to my expectations/hopes.  The strawberry in the middle was amazing, and the cake and light frosting worked perfectly.

After looking at their website I realized that they also have a location in New York City!  It isn’t too early to start planning for my February 2013 trip to NYC, is it? ;)

Taste: A+, amazingly delicious.
Cost: A+, the cupcakes were $3.75 a piece and were decent sized and unique.  Definitely worth it.

Would I go there again? Absolutely.  Some of the best, most unique cupcakes I’ve ever had.

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5 Responses

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cupcakes. And now I’m craving. Good thing we have a host of delicious cupcake joints here in NYC! :)

  2. Ok I hate strawberries, but the rest look AMAZING!! But I cannot believe how expensive cupcakes are in big cities!! Almost double Indy and Orlando in most cases! I’d still buy some though :)

    • No way, how do you not like strawberries?! Ok, I really shouldn’t talk though because people tell me that about things I don’t eat all the time.

      Yeah I guess I’ve mostly only had cupcakes from shops in bigger cities. At the place here that I go most often though I think they are $2.75-$3. So yeah, everything is more expensive in bigger cities!!

  3. [...] the record though, my absolute favorite cupcakes right now are still Molly’s Cupcakes that is in the Lincoln Park area of Chicago.  So good. /* Share the [...]

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