9 Sweet Spots For the Best Cupcakes in Boston

When you need something sweet, there are a plethora of options out in the Boston streets for you to get your sweet tooth fix: cakes, pies, ice cream, gelato, cannolis, pastries, brownies… The list goes on and on, but there is nothing quite like the one, the only cupcake. There are many great bakeries and other spots to get amazing cupcakes in Boston.

Close up of a red velvet cupcake
Cupcakes make an excellent sweet treat, but go somewhere that treats them special! Photo credit: Debbie R

Cupcakes are light, cakey, fluffy, creamy, and even have a dash of nostalgia mixed into every bite. Cupcakes are simply the greatest combination of all things sweet while managing to be extremely convenient in portability and enjoyability.

Is your mouth watering for one yet?

When in Boston, there are plenty of spots for you to peruse in order to find the most sublime cupcakes around (cupcake crawl anyone?). Without further ado, let’s take a glance at nine places with the best cupcakes in Boston!

Little Miss Cupcape

Little Miss Cupcape is one of the best cupcake spots in Boston. Nope, that’s not a spelling error, as the owner Taylor Stump loves Cape Cod and started her dream cupcake shop there, then expanded to Boston. Located conveniently on Newbury Street, this quaint and adorable shop is a local favorite for craving-satisfying, gourmet cupcakes.

High customizability, kind staff, rich frosting, dense cakes, and unique designs…what’s not to love? Some of their bestselling flavors include Sea Salt Chocolate Caramel, Ginger Nog, Buoy Buckeye, Cape Coconut, and Little Miss Cupcape.

Close up of a gourmet cupcake on a white napkin
Gourmet cupcakes are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard. Photo credit: Xiaoyin (Yin) Li

Caked Boston

When you’re on the hunt for ultra gourmet, truly the best cupcakes in Boston (and, yes, even alcohol-infused cupcakes!), then head to Caked Boston for serious satisfaction. Caked Boston offers three delectable sweet treats: cupcakes, toaster tarts, and truffle balls. They also promise that all of their freshly baked goodies lack artificial colors and preservatives.

As for their cupcakes, in particular, you can choose from a wide range of scrumptious options. Some of their heavy hitters include Chicken and Waffles, Cinnamon French Toast, and Cookie Monsterlicious–a chocolate cupcake with cookie cream frosting and bite-sized cookies on top!

Party Favors

With over 50 years of experience in the bakery biz, Party Favors is a cupcake spot you can’t go wrong trying out.

Party Favors has a wide assortment of both delicious and stunning cupcake options for everyone. Pull-apart cupcake cakes, emoji-faced-cupcakes, ninjas, baby faces, and so much more.

Their petite-sized cupcakes are perfect for those wanting just a couple of bites of cupcake goodness. Some of their best-sellers include chocolate mousse, Boston cream, Oreo, and red velvet. You can even custom order cupcakes for your next party because we all know that sweet treats like cupcakes are the best, ahem, party favors!

Close up of a box of highly decorated cupcakes from Party Favors in Boston. The upcakes are topped with blue icing and frosting penguins, polar bears, and snowmen.
Party Favors is known for making highly decorated and delicious cupcakes. Photo credit: Molly

Flour Bakery + Cafe

With 10 locations spread across Boston, there’s likely to be a Flour Bakery + Cafe around the corner from you–and lucky you indeed!

While you can enjoy a delightful lunch or a quick bite and soothing cup of coffee here, their cupcakes are truly worthy of their own spotlight. They currently offer two superb options: chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, and buttermilk cupcakes with blackberry buttercream.

Yes, we know what you’re thinking: just two options at this spot for the best cupcakes in Boston? Trust us on this, you won’t be disappointed by either of them.

Lyndell’s Bakery

Lyndell’s Bakery (720 Broadway, Somerville, MA) has been around since 1887, standing as New England’s oldest retail bakery to date. And if that doesn’t grab your attention off the bat, we really don’t know what will.

Just kidding, of course we do! Lyndell’s Bakery has a wide range of freshly and daily baked cupcakes for any and all to enjoy. We’re talking about classics to unique ones, from golden cupcakes with vanilla frosting to butterfly cupcakes and other specialty cupcakes! Need we really say more?

A tray of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes from Lyndell's Bakery in Boston, with decorative icing in the shape of leaves
Lyndell’s Bakery makes excellent classic cupcakes as well as wild cards. Photo credit: Rebecca

South End Buttery

South End Buttery began with a dream and unwavering passion for good food, desserts, and coffee. A former criminal prosecutor and an investment manager banded together to make their collective dream a reality–and have truly surpassed anyone’s expectations.

Today, their two locations in the South End offer delicious breakfast and lunch staples, along with mouth-watering classic cupcakes. Some options include the Madison Vanilla Cupcake (vanilla cake with chocolate frosting), Harriet Carrot Cake Cupcake (carrot cake with cream cheese frosting), and Dexter Salted Caramel Cupcake (chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and salted caramel).

Don’t forget to partner your chosen cupcake with a freshly brewed, award-winning coffee or tea!

Georgetown Cupcakes

Georgetown Cupcakes is a highly beloved chain with locations in other cities aside from Boston, including New York City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Bethesda. The chain began in D.C. in 2008 and spread like wildfire–and that’s really not a surprise to anybody who’s tried it.

Offering both classics and eye-popping cupcakes, they have something for everybody. From their Classic Red Velvet and Vanilla to Banana Split and Strawberry Lemonade, anything you want, they got it. They even have daily and monthly specialties to always keep you on your toes and coming back for more!

Close up of a box of one dozen cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes. All the cupcakes are decorated beautifully and look almost too pretty to eat!
Cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcakes are almost too pretty to eat…almost. Photo credit: Guian Bolisay

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth is home to unforgettable cupcakes and other desserts, and their publicity is one major testament to that fact. The bakery won Boston Magazine’s Best Cupcakes in 2021, and won second place on Food Network’s Cake Wars in 2015.

The bakery creates all kinds of sweet edible art, from towering wedding cakes to custom cookies. And, yes, they offer truly divine cupcakes to boot! They offer delicious and beautiful cupcakes to match any craving, like Red Velvet, Chocolate Berry Cream, Boston Cream, and Chocolate Truffle.

4 Corners Pizza

Plot twist: cupcakes don’t always have to be sweet! If you’re trying to kill two birds with one stone–eat a cupcake and satisfy your savory side–then you simply need to try the pizza cupcakes over at 4 Corners Pizza.

They offer savory flavors like Spicy BBQ Pizza, Meat Lover’s Pizza, and Mykonos Pizza Cupcakes. And not to worry: they offer plenty of sweet options, too, like Classic Cheesecake, Cookies N Cream, and S’mores!

Close up of a platter of chocolate cupcakes with white frosting and dusted with chocolate sprinkles.
Sometimes the best cupcakes have the simplest flavors. Photo credit: alison fayre

And there you have it, cupcake cravers: the nine places to get the best cupcakes in Boston. Now get out there and have your cupcake and eat it, too!