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

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

2587 Yonge St, Main, Toronto, ON M4P 2J1

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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