Our neighborhood favorite cupcakery continues to rack up the accolades. This time Seattle Weekly’s “Voracious” sings the praises of Yellow Leaf’s Vanilla Toffee Cupcake. If you don’t remember, Yellow Leaf was voted the winner of our very own Belltown Underground Cupcake Off. Congrats guys! Seriously, if you haven’t tried Yellow Leaf yet, repent and make haste. Your mouth will thank you later.
5. Vanilla toffee cupcake ($2.95), The Yellow Leaf Cupcake Co., 2209 Fourth Ave., theyellowleafcupcake.com. Yeah, there’s vanilla in the cake batter and the scoop of frosting, but Yellow Leaf — the bakery we’d name Most Likely to Take Chances — tops this cake with crumbled toffee so it bakes into a crunchy caramel layer. The Belltown bakery uses an Italian buttercream frosting for its cupcakes, and the lighter, satiny frosting looks great but can sometimes feel too insubstantial to match the bottom. Not with this one. (Another favorite right now: white chocolate pretzel.)