The best part about having a specific obsession is no matter how much you’re teased about it, people love to feed it. And the other week, my high school best friend’s mother surprised me with a pumpkin cupcake from Magnolia Bakery (popularized by Sex and the City, my friend’s favorite show).
What I really love about this cupcake is its size. It’s just refreshing to see a cupcake that isn’t overwhelming. I also was happy to see it is a natural shade of orange, so I know the pumpkin is real. And the pumpkin flavor comes through nicely, as well as the nutmeg and cinnamon. My only problem with this cupcake is that it has both raisin and cream cheese frosting, which made me think of carrot cake, no matter how prominent the pumpkin was. I personally would have omitted the raisins. That being said, I ate it gingerly and definitely recommend it.
Magnolia Bakery Pumpkin Cupcake: 4.5/5