A Cookie and a Cupcake's special of the day (Thursday) was a strawberry balsamic cupcake. Balsamic vinegar in a dessert was a foreign concept to me so I could not pass up trying this combination. We were engorged from our feasts the past couple of days, so we decided to savor our cupcake the next day.
The chopped strawberries atop the cake are similar to the sweet strawberry filling in [Cleveland] cassata cake or strawberry shortcake. The sweetness is moderated by the tart dried strawberry slice and the buttercream with its essence of balsamic vinegar, enough not to scare off the unconvinced or uninitiated (like me) yet subtly present for fans of the combination.
A Cookie and a Cupcake
2173 Professor Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Tel: (216) 344-9433