Thursday, August 12, 2010

Molly's Cupcakes

There are few things I like more than a really good cupcake. Cupcakes make me happy, crazy happy! I would be happy spending a Saturday watching Real Housewives, eating cupcakes, drinking milk, Dr. Pepper (for the caffeine) and veg'in out. Of course, I would feel miserable the next day but that is not the point. The point is I LOVE cupcakes!

Earlier this year I was walking around my old hood, Lincoln Park, and came across a place called Molly's. The place was adorable complete with a coffee bar which used wooden swings hanging from the ceiling as seats and board games to enjoy while scarfing down one of their delicious treats.

Molly's is known for cupcakes but they also serve other treats:
  • Homemade Ice Cream Bars
  • Cookies
  • Pies
  • Cheesecake
  • Eclairs
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

For me the cupcakes are the star of this little shop. They use only the freshest ingredients and the cupcakes are made from scratch everyday and throughout the day so your cupcake is guaranteed to be perfection!

They offer the classic cupcake flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla, Carrot and Red Velvet. But the Center-Filled cupcakes are what make my stomach happy.

Check out these flavors:

  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate Raspberry
  • Boston Cream
  • Mixed berry
  • Cookie Monster
  • Cookies-n-Cream
  • Peanut Butter Nutella
  • Minty mash-up
  • Pear Almond

They also offer special winter and summer themed cupcakes plus Vegan cupcakes. Check out Molly's website to see all they have to offer.

On my first visit (yep, I've had multiple visits) I decided to mix things up and order a Peanut Butter cookie.

The cookie was big and moist with chunks of peanuts:

I also ordered 1 Mint cupcake to take home. Looks like a regular cupcake, right?

Oh no, it is topped with an Andes Mint Chocolate:

And filled with yummy mint chip frosting. Genius, after all the frosting is the best part!

Paired with milk in a martini glass and this was one fantastic dessert!

On my second visit I picked up the Center-Filled Cookies-n-Cream cupcake:

Topped with an Oreo:

And filled with nothing but creamy deliciousness!

On my third visit I ordered what is now my favorite Molly's cupcake. It was so good I forgot the name but I do know the theme was Chocolate Chips!

And it was filled with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. I can't even begin to describe how much I loved this cupcake. The cake was moist and perfect (as with all their cupcakes) but the cookie dough in the center was A-mazing!!! If you love cupcakes and cookie dough you MUST try this cupcake:

The last cupcake I had was Chocolate Peanut butter:

This was a good cupcake but not my favorite. I'm not a huge chocolate cake or chocolate frosting fan but I'm a huge peanut butter fan and this filling did not disappoint!

Love everything about Molly's!

P.S. They have a Sprinkle Station so you can decorate your cupcake just the way you like it! Fun for kids and adults too!


  1. I heart baking cupcakes. They're fun. But I'm yet to actually visit one of the gourmet shops downtown... I've heard really good things about Sweet Mandy B's, too!

    And I would have gone for the choc chip cookie cupcake, too. I haven't had an itch to bake cupcakes recently, but something similar may be my next experiment..

  2. I love cupcakes. Thos look so delicious!

  3. Amy B - I actually had Sweet Mandy B's cupcakes in the place of a cake at our wedding in October. Everyone really loved it (including the bride:))!

    I've been wanting to do a cupcake crawl in Chicago because we have so many great places around the city.

  4. I'm actually not much of a cupcake fan because they can be too sweet, but I have to admit...these look pretty lusty!! I'm most intrigued by the pear almond one!