Today is National Cupcake Day, and if you need help deciding where to celebrate, San Diego’s seaside village of La Jolla is the perfect stop. From traditional favorites to organic and unusual flavor combos, cupcake lovers won’t be disappointed with either of these tasty options.
One of the national’s most beloved cupcake chains, Sprinkles Cupcakes, opened up shop this year in La Jolla to the delight of locals and visitor alike. Their classic cupcakes are hard to beat, with flavors like traditional red velvet and delicious vanilla and chocolate combos. For the holidays, you’ll find special flavors like eggnog spice and chocolate peppermint. And with their holiday toy drive, your cupcake indulgence can spread a little holiday cheer – through December 21, bring in any new, unwrapped toy and you’ll receive a free cupcake! All toys will be donated to Ronald McDonald House charities.
For organic cupcakes, La Jolla’s Cups offers up unusual flavors that will surprise even the most jaded cupcake afficianado. The Arancia features a blood orange cake topped with blood orange buttercream. Cheese makes an unexpectedly delicious frosting for The Fig Leap, a fig cupcake with goat cheese frosting, and the Wine & Cheese, a cabernet-chocolate cake with brie frosting.
Which of your favorite cupcake shops will you visit on National Cupcake Day?