America's Best New Cupcakes

With America's cupcake obsession showing no signs of waning, talented pastry chefs at some of the best bakeries in the country are cra...

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Swirlz Cupcakes, Chicago

This cupcake shop’s special display case angles a rotating arsenal of double-frosted flavors—along with gluten-free and vegan options—toward ogling customers. A new play on key lime pie features vanilla cake baked with graham crumbs in the wrapper, filled with key lime custard and topped with key lime buttercream. Another recent offering is the fantastic Mango Passion fruit smoothie cupcake consisting of raspberry-and-vanilla cake, iced with mango white chocolate ganache and passion fruit buttercream and crowned with a passion fruit flower and a white chocolate straw. swirlzcupcakes.com

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