Molly's Cupcakes

March 24 2008 - 2:33 PM

On a particularly lazy Sunday afternoon, my roommate and I decided to leave our couch and go on a mission to find us some cupcakes for breakfast. Hailing from the west coast, we had high expectations for ridiculously-priced cupcakes. We realize it’s just a fad and a complete waste of retirement money, but the promise of a piece of heaven throws all rationale out the window.

We did some half-hearted online searching and landed on Molly’s Cupcakes in Lincoln Park. The minute we walked in, the decor put a smile on my face. Brightly colored furniture and wooden swing sets captured my attention, as well as the big smiles behind the counter. I immediately zoned in on the Red Velvet cupcakes and the anything-filled-with-chocolate-on-chocolate cupcake, with hot chocolate on the side.

Breakfast of the champions.

As I bit into my highly-anticipated Red Velvet cupcake, I felt a
wave of disappointment. Then I took a sip of the hot chocolate and all
my troubles melted away. The cupcake was slightly dry and the cream
cheese frosting had somewhat hardened. The
chocolate-filled chocolate cupcake with a plump strawberry garnished on
the top was amazing though. The chocolate filling kept the
otherwise-dry cupcake moist and the chocolate had a nice rich texture.
I’ll have to mention my obsession with chocolate – anything chocolate
pretty much wins me over.

Now let me get to the hot chocolate. It was THE best hot chocolate
I’ve ever had. The first sip had me pause for a full minute while my
heart filled with joy. They served coffee from Intelligentsia so I
wasn’t sure if this hot chocolate came from there as well. However, the
"bartender" (or barista) Wolfy, offered to make us his original hot
chocolate and that was pretty incredible too.

Sitting on those swings sipping an array of hot chocolate with
cupcakes on the side made me feel like I was five all over again.
Although I’m sure my mom would never have paid $3 for a cupcake.

So I left Molly’s Cupcakes, not obsessed with their cupcakes, but
with a revived love for hot chocolate. Next stop, Intelligentsia. Need
to verify where that deliciousness came from and put my curiosity to
rest.

Molly’s Cupcakes
2536 N Clark
Chicago, IL, 60614
(773) 883-7220

 

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