A coworker snagged a Salted Caramel Cupcake from More Cupcakes for me a few days ago. I adore salted caramel, so you could imagine my excitement when I heard about this cupcake flavor.
It looked really pretty with a flat, smooth buttercream frosting and a tiny mound of black fleur de sel on top. I couldn't wait to dig in.
Here's what it looked like inside. It's a vanilla cake, filled with salted caramel in the center and buttercream frosting on top.
I love the flavor in concept, but I didn't like it in this cupcake. The cake itself was a bit dry and crumbly and it didn't help that the salted caramel filling was a bit grainy. The filling was also really sweet, so the whipped buttercream frosting tasted a bit too bland. I felt like I was eating a spoonful of whipped butter, which is not a good thing unless you are eating this with corn bread. Even then, no one wants to eat frosting that tastes like butter, even though we all know that's what it's made out of. =) I know salted caramel is a play on savory and sweet, but this tasted pretty sweet and bland to me.
I was expecting more from More Cupcakes, but I thought my Ron Bennington from Molly's was way better. More Cupcakes has really eclectic flavors like blt, cheddar apple Guinness, blue cheese walnut praline and goat cheese basil, all of which may be worth checking out if I'm ever in that neighborhood.
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(between State St & Wabash Ave)
Chicago, IL 60611