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Monday, March 7, 2011

Yummy Cupcakes @ Sprinkles, La Jolla

One of the latest shops to open up for business in San Diego with these portable treats called cupcakes is Sprinkles Cupcakes in La Jolla. Having been to their other locations and in most cases disappointed at the sight of long lines, the La Jolla store is a definite welcome. But make no mistake, this Sprinkles store sill attracts a good amount of people and long lines and waits are common. Over the past month, I've made the trek north two times for these delicious snacks to satisfy the sweet tooth. And each time we ordered a dozen cupcakes a day ahead of time to bypass the lines at the door. Good thing too, I wasn't willing to wait...

Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

For the first dozen of Sprinkles cupcakes, we ended up getting six flavors to try out. You can also see the full dozen in the above photos. Those flavors are the limited offered German Chocolate, Chai Latte, the popular Red Velvet, Strawberry, Lemon Coconut, and Black & White. I've written many times that I'm no critic and would be a terrible reviewer because I'm pretty easy to please. And if I don't like it, you must be doing something terribly wrong. Fortunately, Sprinkles has nothing to worry about as I savored every single bite that I took in every single cupcake that I had. It was absolutely fantastic! More photos here...

This is the German Chocolate that Sprinkles offered for a limited time. The topping on this Southern classic is a rich, golden caramel laced with fresh coconut and crunchy pecans. This cupcake is pretty sticky and some may not like that. It really does have you wanting to lick your fingers as you finish it off. And that doesn't bother me. Besides, for some reason, I love coconut.

German Chocolate from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

Here is the Chai Latte cupcake. The Chai Latte is spiced chai tea cake with chai-vanilla frosting. I didn't get a chance to taste this. But from what I was told, it was delicious and light. Some like their snacks sweet and others don't. This cupcake sides on the not too sweet...

Chai Latte from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

Whatever cupcake store I go to, I always get the Red Velvet to try and compare. And Sprinkles is no exception. This is the Red Velvet and it's a southern style light chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. The frosting is light on the cream cheese and leans toward the sweeter side, which I personally love. Compared to other Red Velvets, Babycakes in Hillcrest leans more toward the flavor of the cream cheese which I also love. I tend to favor sweeter is better and Sprinkles got me there...

Red Velvet from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

Next is Strawberry and its basically pure strawberry cake with sweet strawberry frosting. It's good but not exciting. So there's not much to say about it. With other bold flavors to choose from at Sprinkles, I'd rather try those than get the strawberry again.

Strawberry from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

The Lemon Coconut is one of those flavors I really enjoyed. It's Madagascar bourbon vanilla cake with lemon coconut cream cheese frosting. It's light and sweet and yet very refreshing.

Lemon Coconut from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

And the last flavor out of the first dozen cupcakes is the Black and White. It must be a popular flavor since its offered everyday on their menu. The Black and White is Belgian dark chocolate cake with creamy vanilla frosting. I also savored every bite of this cupcake. So good!

Black and White from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

For the second dozen cupcakes from Sprinkles at the La Jolla location we also bought six different flavors. And that's six different flavors that we haven't tried yet. Those are the Peanut Butter Chocolate, Chocolate Coconut, Chocolate Marshmallow, Ginger Lemon and Pumpkin. We also got the Vanilla Milk Chocolate that's not pictured. It looks just like the Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcake incase you were wondering. More photos here...

The Peanut Butter Chocolate cupcake it offered two days a week. It's chocolate chip-studded peanut butter cake with fudgy milk chocolate cream cheese frosting. Besides coconut, I also love the peanut butter flavor. Yum!

Peanut Butter Chocolate from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

The Chocolate Coconut is basically the same thing as the Lemon Coconut, only without the lemon flavor. It's Belgian dark chocolate cake with coconut cream cheese frosting.

Chocolate Coconut from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

Chocolate Marshmallow is Belgian dark chocolate cake and marshmallow cream with bittersweet chocolate ganache. I really wanted to love this cupcake, but I'm not much of a fan of marshmallow. So, I'm the wrong person to ask about this one...

Chocolate Marshmallow from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

The next two cupcakes in the next photo are the Ginger Lemon (top) and the Pumpkin (below). The Ginger Lemon is spiced ginger cake with lemon cream cheese frosting. The Pumpkin is spiced pumpkin cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. I didn't a chance to try these out myself, but was told that they were excellent. Not too sweet and a nice light snack to have after dinner.

Ginger Lemon and Pumpkin from Sprinkles Cupcakes at La Jolla - San Diego

There you have it! Two dozen delicious cupcakes from Sprinkles in La Jolla and I'm ready for more. I can't believe it took me this long to finally blog this. The first dozen was picked up a week after they just opened their store to the public to give you an idea. And that's over a month ago. I guess it's better late than never. Until next time, happy eating!!!

Sprinkles Cupcakes in La Jolla
http://www.sprinkles.com/
8855 Villa La Jolla Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037
858.457.3800

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