Vegan While Out: Molly’s Cupcakes (Chicago)

I had a bit of a sweet tooth while in Chicago. After my sister and cousin stuffed their faces with popcorn at Garrett, I was on a mission to find vegan cupcakes. Sprinkles was my first choice (because it was closer to where we were) but when I checked their menu on my BlackBerry, I only saw a red velvet option and I wanted chocolate.


After watching a street show, we caught the bus to North Clark St for sweets.

I don’t have much experience with vegan cupcakes but this one was quite dense.  I think I went there with an unrealistic expectation of a fluffy cupcake like the conventional ones (with eggs) typically are.  I spoke to an employee who said she didn’t have an ingredient list but ensured me there were no animal byproducts.  I only wanted to know the ingredients to make sure I used the opposite of what they did for when I experiment with a few recipes on my own. LOL  I personally thought the $3 wasn’t worth it.

Off to look for cupcake recipes…wish me luck!

Sign outside of the bakery

What are your vegan cupcake experiences?

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2 responses to “Vegan While Out: Molly’s Cupcakes (Chicago)

  • michelle1908

    I have experimented with a few recipes and found the same – dense cupcakes. I don’t like them. However, I did find one recipe that had a texture closer to cupcakes made with animal products.

    All of the cupcakes I’ve tasted at restaurants and vendors at festivals have been absolutely delicious–spot on texture. I even bought some for people at my job who had July birthdays. Everyone loved them!

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