Photo: Dozen Bake Shop
Have you ever wondered what the most unusual cupcake flavors are? You won’t find these at your local bakery -- they’re just not vanilla (or red velvet). But that’s okay, they’re even better! Check out our list of must-eats:
Cupcake Royale - Seattle, Washington
Huckle Buckle - vanilla buttercake baked with wild huckleberries and topped with huckleberry buttercream frosting and crispy brown sugar streusel.
Vanilla Lavender - vanilla buttercake topped with vanilla buttercream frosting with real lavender buds.
Cake Fetish - Alburquerque, Mexico
Mojito Madness - mint and lime-infused cake dipped in rum, mojito buttercream frosting, rimmed in crystal sugar, and topped with a fondant mint leaf.
Candy Bar Crunch - chocolate cake with bits of Butterfinger baked in, topped with Butterfinger buttercream and crushed Butterfinger.
Dozen Bake Shop - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Stuffed Blueberry French Toast - vanilla cake, maple buttercream frosting, and topped with fresh blueberries.
Mac N’ Cheese - topped with baked macaroni and shredded cheese.
Hello Cupcake - Washington, DC
Gianduja - creamy hazelnut paste, hazelnut chocolate ganache, and topped with a caramelized hazelnut crunch.
Tiramisu - expresso cake with mascarpone frosting, topped with cocoa, and a chocolate covered expresso bean.
CrushCakes - Santa Barbara, California
Fresh Lime Margarita - lime cake, lime margarita frosting, and topped with a fresh lime slice.
Cupcake Jones - Portland, Oregon
PB & J - white velvet cake filled with homemade berry jam, topped with peanut butter icing, berry drizzle, and chopped peanuts.
Molly’s Cupcakes - Chicago, Illinois
The Ron Bennington - chocolate cake with a peanut butter-butterscotch filling, topped chocolate ganache frosting, and crushed butterscotch topping.
Carrie’s Campfire- chocolate cake, marshmallow fluff, graham cracker crumbs, and hot fudge.
Love at First Bite - Berkeley, California
Matcha Green Tea - green tea cake made with ceremonial matcha tea and topped with matcha-infused whipped cream.
Monkey Love - banana cupcakes with pecans and pineapple and topped with classic cream cheese frosting.
4 Rivers Smokehouse - Orlando, Florida
Mountain Dew and Doritos - topped with mountain dew buttercream and crushed doritos.
Coke and Ruffles - Coca Cola flavored icing and topped with Ruffles crunchy chips.
Flour & Sun Bakery - Plesantville, New York
Beer & Peanuts - beer batter cake topped with peanuts.
The Cupcakery - Las Vegas, Nevada
Good Morning, Cupcake! - vanilla cake with a cinnamon swirl topped with a sweet glaze.
Trip to Graceland - chunky peanut butter cake layered with a light banana cream frosting, rolled in applewood smoked bacon, and drizzled with honey.
Atlanta Cupcake Factory - Atlanta, Georgia
Sweet Potato and Bourbon - sweet potato cake with a Kentucky bourbon cream cheese frosting.
Sugar Cookie and Browned Butter Rosemary - sugar cookie cake with a browned butter rosemary and pine nut frosting, and topped with a fresh rosemary garnish.
The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co. - Seatle, Washington
Pancakes N’ Bacon - vanilla cake topped with real bacon and maple buttercream frosting.
Baked by Melissa - New York, New York
Berry Silly Cereal - Trix-flavored cake with marshmallow fluff icing and topped with a Trix piece of bark.
Firecracker - blue vanilla cake with fuchsia vanilla icing, and topped with a magical popping chocolate layer.
Caramel Apple - green apple cake with caramel icing and topped with green sugar crystals.
Rice Krispie Treat - yellow cake with vanilla icing and stuffed with marshmallow fluff and rice krispy treat pieces.