So many flavors, so little time.
It’s time for dessert and this time around your taste buds have landed on a craving for cupcakes. It can be pretty overwhelming trying to pick from the array of stores and flavors we’ve got around, but thankfully, you’ve got us! We went through the painstaking process of checking out a few premier cupcake places and picking out a killer top choice from each one.
Red Velvet is as stereotypical a cupcake flavor as there could be, found in each and every cupcake store you enter, and yet, someone has to do it best. That someone is Helen’s Bakery. Trust us, we tried them all.
A Cup of Cake
Do you remember Hostess CupCakes? I used to get those as a treat now and then during school days and it was always a crazy “auction” as others would make competing offers in exchange for it. A Cup of Cake actually make their own version of it. It’s beautiful and the most magical hit of nostalgia.
Location: Prince Faisal Bin Fahd Rd., Khobar / Al Rashid Mall, Khobar / Al Shatea Mall, Dammam / 42nd St., Dammam
The soufflé cupcake is delicious darkness incarnate with a gooey, sweet center. Make sure you’ve got some milk nearby. If you want something more unique and less sweet, try the coconut. No, really, hear me out and take a chance. It was surprisingly tasty.
Location: King Abdullah St., Khobar
Lotus cupcake, hands down and mouth wide open. Crumbly with a surprising caramel-y core. Sit down in their cozy café, have a cup of coffee with it and just melt into the moment.
My Little Cake
I’m torn between their dates cupcake and their Reese’s peanut butter one. Oh, who am I kidding? Why buy one when you can buy both. Make sure to bring extras for friends and family. As an added bonus, their sister store, My Little Café in Al Rashid Mall, offers fun cake decorating classes. It’s the perfect weekend activity for children.