Sweet spots for cupcakes in Toronto

Cupcakes are an affordable indulgence that sweet-toothed Torontonians just can’t seem to get enough of. These whimsical confections are an ideal single-serving treat to enjoy alone or pick up en masse for a party. Here are a few local dessert shops where the cupcakes truly take the cake.

BiteBar Desserts

1
57 Elm St, Toronto, ON M5G 1H2

Less is more is the philosophy at this downtown dessert lounge. Owner Nisha Amin specializes in mini bite-sized cupcakes that are available in a selection of novel flavours. The smaller size means you can indulge with a little less guilt — or try a few at a time. The signature Just Bite It! cupcake features a moist vanilla base stuffed with raspberry purée and topped with raspberry vodka vanilla buttercream icing. The late-night drink list also features cupcake-inspired cocktails to complement your bites.

The Cupcake Shoppe

2
2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7

Yonge and Eglinton locals are spoiled for choice at this uptown cupcake shop, which offers a rotating selection of 25 nut-free flavours with 11 displayed in-store every day. The signature Yonge ’n’ Eligible (named after the neighbourhood’s cheeky nickname) features vanilla or chocolate cake topped with a generous amount of vanilla buttercream icing. The shop also takes special requests for custom cupcakes, mini cupcakes and gluten-free cupcakes.

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