Cupcakes are perfect in every way; they are mostly inexpensive, appeal to people of all ages and there’s just so much variety. Although there are hundreds of recipes for making these tasty little treats, the flavor is without a doubt, one of the most important factors in determining how it will taste. On that note, let’s now take a look at some of the world’s most loved cupcake flavors and why they are so popular.
Let’s start things off with one of the most popular flavors out there for just about anything sweet; vanilla. In spite of the fact that it has become extremely common now, you should know that vanilla extraction is a complex process. The orchids from which the beans originate are exotic, tropical plants that require a lot of special care to grow in the local climates. Vanilla adds a unique dimension to cupcakes and though it isn’t the most loved flavor of them all by any means, you will be hard-pressed to find anybody who dislikes it.
Pumpkin pies have a bit of competition now, as the favorite Holiday fruit in the US has also become a popular flavor for cupcakes these days. Unlike vanilla, pumpkin flavored cupcakes are not found year-long and can only be enjoyed for a few months at a time from late Autumn to the middle of winter. Their unavailability during the rest of the year builds anticipation and when the sweet pumpkin cupcakes do finally arrive, people can’t get enough of them. If you have ever tried and liked pumpkin pies at any point in your life, you will most probably love pumpkin cupcakes.
The sweet-sour taste of lemon cupcakes is a unique combination that stimulates the taste buds in the best possible way. If you had been avoiding lemon flavored cupcakes because you don’t like tart flavors, rest assured that it’s nothing like tasting an actual lemon! Nevertheless, it is best to ask the seller about a lemon cupcake that isn’t too tangy, because the flavor is only supposed to refresh, not overwhelm the actual sweetness.
How can we have a list without mentioning the granddaddy of all flavors when it comes to cupcakes? There is no getting around it; chocolate is the single most popular flavor when it comes to cupcakes or any other sweet dessert. Of course, there are various types of chocolate, but whatever type it may be, chocolate flavored cupcakes trump every other cupcake by both popularity and availability. Keep in mind though, rich, dark chocolate cupcakes taste the best and also cost quite a bit more.
If reading about all these scrumptious flavors got your craving for cupcakes going, feel free to indulge yourself a little and order a few from your nearest Boston bakery. We advise that you order a new flavor this time around to get a taste of something that you have not tried out yet. Who knows: maybe you will discover your new favorite cupcake flavor.