Magnolia’s Flourless Chocolate Cupcakes are Actually Really Good
Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw and co, Magnolia Bakery is best known for their cupcakes. I’ve been down on Magnolia’s cupcakes before, they’re just not my thing. Too dry and too sweet for my taste. The red velvet is pretty good, but nothing I’d go out of my way for. I used to maintain that the best things on their menu are the non-cupcake items, but now I’m willing to make one exception: their flourless chocolate cupcake special.
Last month I was invited to check out some of Magnolia’s Valentine’s Day treats at a special event for bloggers and media. That’s where I first tried the flourless chocolate cupcake. A specialty cupcake that I learned is usually in their once a week rotation (this month it’s available on Thursdays). Unlike Magnolia’s traditional chocolate cupcake this one is super moist and chocolatey. The vanilla bean meringue buttercream is definitely lighter and less sweet than their regular butter frosting. I’ll admit that at $4 the cupcake is spendy, but it is soooooo good (words I never expected to write). How good exactly? Well, how about so good, that every time–three times and counting–that I’ve stopped by to pick up another one on the designated special day, they’ve been sold out. Lesson learned, the early snacker gets the flourless chocolate cupcake. (And what do you know… tomorrow is Thursday.)
Magnolia Bakery, 1240 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, (212) 767-1123