Joining the celebration of one of Mexico's victories against the French, A Cookie and a Cupcake celebrated Cinco de Mayo early with two special cupcakes:
:: margarita - yellow cake, lime zest buttercream, and salt
:: Mexican hot chocolate - chocolate cake, cinnamon-chocolate buttercream, giant marshmallow
Each cupcake was distinct. I preferred the margarita because I am fond of yellow cake and citrus over chocolate, especially sweet chocolate. The chocolate cake was almost suffocating, too intense for me, that I gave half of my cake to Bug (I am a wimp); however, I loved the gigantic marshmallow on top. The exaggerated size made this a more playful cupcake.
While lime is typically a spritely flavor, it was rather bold in this incarnation. The sprinkle of salt added variation to the texture and flavor. Too bad margaritas, well, limes, have a seasonal connotation, as this combination would make an incredible addition to the regular line-up.
A Cookie and a Cupcake
2173 Professor Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
Tel: (216) 344-9433