I am a dessert lover. But I don’t go in for just any dessert and not just for the sake of eating dessert – it has to be worthy. So, when I get the craving for something sweet, I head to The Cup in the Central West End for its Gold Rush cupcake – named for the gold that was mined during the 1849 period of the same name, but much more valuable.

With its creamy chocolate-buttercream icing and soft golden yellow cake, the Gold Rush offers the perfect cake-to-icing ratio – something rarely achieved in most cupcakes. The Gold Rush, though, is larger than most and doesn’t try to impress and attract with too much icing, over-the-top-decorations or other frills, save for one chocolate disc on top, enticing me to eat it. And while restrained on the surface, there is beauty in its simplicity. The Gold Rush also happens to be one of The Cup’s classic cupcakes, meaning I can have my cake and eat it, too, six days a week.

The Cup, multiple locations, cravethecup.com

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