My husband considers himself a cupcake aficionado. We travel throughout the Naples area testing the various cupcake shops. There is not a bad one in the bunch.
When we are entertaining guests, contributing dessert for a dinner, or just ready to enjoy a nice little dessert to finish Sunday dinner ~ we go to Gracie's. It's a simple little shop tucked into The Moorings Plaza shopping center; don't let the simplicity of the exterior fool you. These cupcakes are a divine and luscious treat.
The chocolate varieties have a rich, defined chocolate flavor. The vanilla is a pure vanilla flavor; not nondescript or flat. Their flavors are evident and pure; not the type of cake where you taste mostly sugar.
I just asked my husband what his favorite Gracie's cupcake flavor is. His reply: "I can't pick one. I'm playing the field!" I can say that friends we've shared them with have raved over the Red Velvet, both the Vanilla with Strawberry frosting plus the Strawberry with Strawberry frosting (very fresh strawberry flavor) as well as the coconut topped Chocolate Snowball.
My personal favorites are the German Chocolate and simple (but not so simple flavor) Vanilla cupcakes. After sampling many cupcakes from the other local shops, I have decided that Gracie's frosting is the best. Very buttery and not too sugary. It's a nice compliment to the little cake it rests upon.
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