Sunday, June 27, 2010

More Cupcakes - Chicago, IL

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.

More Cupcakes
1 E Delaware Pl
(between State St & Wabash Ave)
Chicago, IL 60611


  1. we just got a cupcake store that opened here in state college... and they looked so good! had flavors like key velvet...caramel apple... etc but the cake part was crumbly and not-so-moist. i was very disappointed. the frosting part was really good but i'm not a big frosting person.

  2. Yes, it's all about the cake. Crumbly cupcakes are the pits!

  3. I've had this same cupcake from more cupcakes and came to a similar conclusion on taste. However, I will always love their presentation and I cannot figure out how they do this flat, smooth buttercream on top. Anyone care to enlighten me?

  4. Hi Sabrina, thanks for checking out my blog. I completely agree with you, their presentation is pretty cool. They must pipe the buttercream on top and then smooth it out with a spatula, no? Hmm ... maybe I should pay them a visit one of these days and get to the bottom of this. lol.