Finally! I walked into the Starbucks in the Bethesda Barnes & Noble this afternoon to get my usual Grande Regular Coffee (I'm a simple girl), and alas! Cupcakes! I have been trying to track down Starbucks cupcakes for months now, and had come to the conclusion they were only available in late winter/early spring. I guess not.
However, I'm wondering if these are the same cupcakes I had heard about before...there were only two flavors, Chocolate Fudge and Vanilla Buttercream, and on the little signs was a Cheesecake Factory Logo. While it's news to me that Cheesecake Factory makes cupcakes, I thought the cupcakes I had heard about in the past were Starbucks originals. Interesting...
Anyway, I decided to go with the Chocolate Fudge. These cupcakes are Jumbo size, but still decently priced at $1.95. The frosting was good. It had a firm outer shell, but once you forked it, underneath laid fudgy goodness. The chocolate cake was egh, nothing special. The parts closest to the wrapper were a little dry, but the center was moist. I will say that once I cut it in half an bit into the middle, the combination was pretty good. That being said though, I probably wouldn't have it again. The frosting was good but the cake missed the mark. And since it was a jumbo cupcake, that's a whole lotta cake. While it's better than your average grocery store cupcake, it's definitley not gourmet. I didn't exactly have high expectations for a Starbucks dessert, but I did have higher expectations for a Cheesecake Factory dessert. Maybe they should just stick to cheesecake...!
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