the salted caramel cupcake from little cupcakes is another beastie altogether: a fine-crumbed chocolate cake topped with a sculptural spiral of thick, sticky caramel. this one’s for the sort of person who would mainline dulce de leche if such a thing were possible. or, the kid. (i know it doesn’t look like it, but i really don’t feed her cupcakes every day.)
we ate these sitting on a step in the city one overcast afternoon, and i wish i’d had a cup of black tea handy to keep things in check; even the small, bite-sized version was enough to render me slightly delirious. it’s good though, knowing there’s a little place downtown where a lovingly hand-crafted sugar jolt can be had for a scrape over $2.
(my favourite city cupcake is probably still the pistachio cupcake from little cupcakes, which you might remember from this time last year.)