Of all the fun food-related holidays to observe, National Chocolate Cupcake Day, celebrated on October 18 each year, is one you won't want to miss. Chocolate cupcakes are the perfect dessert and can be basic—yet still delicious—or more inventive and creative.
To see and taste what local bakeries have available, our real estate agents recommend the following bakeries where you can indulge in chocolate cupcakes around Baltimore.
- Sweet 27 Bakery -123 W. 27th St., Baltimore, MD 21218
Sweet 27 Bakery serves up gluten-free cupcakes in flavors including chocolate cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter, German chocolate, and chocolate raspberry ganache. The chocolate peanut butter, German chocolate, and chocolate raspberry ganache varieties are also dairy-free. With a day or two notice, you can also have any of Sweet 27's cupcake flavors turned into an 8-, 10-, or 12-inch round cake for entertaining. You can even get creative and combine flavors and have your cake decorated with writing, flowers, and sprinkles.
- Cup Love - 2928 O'Donnell St. #5079, Baltimore, MD 21224
Located in Canton Square in Baltimore, Cup Love specializes in frozen yogurt and delicious homemade cupcakes, including some appropriate for low-sugar, gluten-free, and vegan diets. If you're craving chocolate, you'll have plenty of cupcakes to choose from, including Oreo Cookie Lotus (a chocolate/Oreo cupcake topped with Oreo buttercream frosting) and Salted Caramel on Chocolate (a chocolate cupcake topped with caramel buttercream frosting and a pinch of sea salt). And if these are somehow not chocolatey enough for your taste buds, go for the Triple Chocolate with a chocolate cupcake with chocolate ganache and a chocolate buttercream dome.
- Midnite Confections Cupcakery - 1051 S. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21230
Midnite Confections Cupcakery serves freshly baked and frosted cupcakes in various decadent flavors, including several versions of chocolate. Try their signature cupcake—the Black Velvet, a twist on the traditional red velvet that comes with chocolate and cream cheese frosting. For an extra dose of chocolatey goodness, add the Midnite cupcake to your order. It's a chocolate cupcake with chocolate chip cream cheese inside and topped with chocolate buttercream frosting. And if you'd like to try one of the Cupcakery's After-Hours cupcakes, order the Irish Cream, which tops a chocolate Guinness cake with Bailey's buttercream frosting.
- Codetta Bake Shop - Light Street Presbyterian Church, 809 Light St., Baltimore, MD 21230
At Codetta Bake Shop, experienced bakers, quality ingredients, perfect execution, and endless creativity combine to make tasty treats, including cupcakes. Go for the standard yet tasty chocolate cupcake, or indulge in specialty cupcakes for more elaborate and unique flavors. For a big dose of chocolate, try the Triple Chocolate Explosion, with a chocolate cupcake base and chocolate ganache filling topped with chocolate buttercream and chocolate sprinkles.
- Charm City Cakes - 2936 Remington Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211
You might recognize the owner of Charm City Cakes, Duff Goldman, from "Ace of Cakes" and other Food Network shows where his considerable skills have been on display. Visit the shop for a Cookies 'n' Cream cupcake with a chocolate cupcake topped with Swiss buttercream mixed with an Oreo cookie crumble. Or taste how coffee makes the flavor of chocolate pop with the Chocolate Espresso cupcake, which is soaked with fresh-brewed espresso and then layered with espresso buttercream and a dash of Kahlua.
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