Molly’s Cupcakes

Before I officially moved to Chicago, I spent a whooping 48 hours apartment hunting in the city back in May. At that time, my friend highly recommended this place called Molly’s Cupcakes, saying they were legendary. I didn’t get a chance to try them then, but I did two weeks ago.

Store Decor
Store Decor


On a random Wednesday afternoon, my Nielsen crew decided to get cupcakes after work. Which quite frankly, sounds much better than a regular Happy Hour to me because I’m always starving when we get off work and that’s not a good time for alcohol. Since all of us live in Lincoln Park/Lake View area, we decided unanimously to try out Molly’s Cupcakes.

Molly’s was located right on Clark Street, next to many other yummy food places. I’ve been to Del Seoul a few stores down and was pleasantly surprised by the Korean/Mexican fusion (which seems to be a thing in Chicago). Anyhow, we walked into the store and was greeted with a strong wave of CUPCAKE SMELL.

The store decor was really cute with swings and nice wooden tables and chairs.

At the display case, I was instantly overwhelmed with the cupcake choices they offered. (I’ll talk about Choice Overload problems in the psych part)

Cupcake Display Case
Cupcake Display Case

In the end, I went with the ron bennington. It was a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter filling in the middle + chocolate frosting on top. Why yes please. There were also other tempting choices like the chocolate cake with Nutella center-filling. Or my regular go-to: red velvet.

the ron bennington
the ron bennington

It was SO GOOD. I loved the explosion of the peanut butter in the center. It wasn’t too dense, like how peanut butter could be sometimes and it went well with the chocolate cake. My friends got all sorts of different cupcakes – S’mores, Cookie Monster, Cookies n’ Cream – they all liked their choices.

I’m definitely coming back for more.

At the end, one of us suggested we make Molly’s excursion a weekly event, but wait, so how many gym sessions is that?



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