Cupcakes are a favorite pastry, and no matter what flavor is available, it’s hard to turn one down. There are hundreds of flavors for cakes, but of course, everyone has a favorite.
Here’s a list of the eight most popular cupcake flavors in America.
What may come as a surprise for many, vanilla is a favorite flavor, despite its reputation as a plain-Jane flavor.
While many think of vanilla as boring, many find its subtle sweetness comforting as a familiar flavor.
Vanilla can also have a complex profile, sometimes soft and mellow, and at times, rich and decadent. It also makes a perfect complement to many other flavors for a delicious treat.
- Red Velvet
It’s hard to say no to red velvet, which is why this indulgent flavor is perfect for a cupcake. The portioned size of a cupcake makes it easy to enjoy this delicious flavor without going overboard.
Additionally, there is something to be said about the cream cheese frosting atop a well-made red velvet cake.
- Peanut Butter
Peanut butter, much like vanilla, is a flavor that can hold its own or pair well with another flavor like chocolate.
Peanut butter cupcakes are super tasty and satisfying, especially if the cake in question has a surprise peanut butter filling on the inside.
This flavor is a fun alternative to traditional cupcake flavors if someone is looking for a change of pace.
A list like this one wouldn’t be complete without chocolate. As timeless as vanilla, this flavor can be done a dozen different ways–double chocolate, chocolate chip, you name it.
The versatility of chocolate also makes it a tasty choice for cupcake lovers. It pairs well with just about every other flavor out there, but still holds its own as a tried-and-true classic.
Carrot cupcakes might not be the first choice for many, but it remains a favorite among Americans.
The cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of nuts on top add complexity to this treat that will delight and surprise from the first bite.
Of all the flavors on this list, funfetti may be the one that brings the most joy. There’s something about a white cake dotted with sprinkles that makes one feel like a kid again.