Join Riverfront Times Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

#56: The Lemon Drop Cupcake at the Cup

Posted By on Thu, Sep 9, 2010 at 3:15 PM

The Lemon Drop cupcake from the Cup - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • The Lemon Drop cupcake from the Cup
Ian Froeb
The Lemon Drop cupcake from the Cup
When the cupcake trend (finally) invaded St. Louis three years ago, the Cup (known then as the Cupcakery) was at the vanguard. Today, there are several cupcake-centric bakeries in St. Louis, but the Cup -- specifically, its Lemon Drop cupcake -- remains my favorite.

The Cup's cupcakes (all of them, not just the Lemon Drop) are superb for two reasons. One, attention is paid not only to the buttercream frosting but to the cake itself, which is moist and flavorful. Second, the frosting is attractive but not out-of-control. The ratio of buttercream to cake is ideal.

The Lemon Drop appeals to me for its simplicity of flavor: lemon candy, lemon buttercream, lemon cake and, at its center, a lemon filling. This is sweetened lemon, of course, but with enough of lemon's natural citric character to make the cupcake indulgent without being cloying.

The Cup

28 South Maryland Plaza
314-367-6111
$2.75

I'm counting down -- in no particular order -- 100 of my favorite dishes in St. Louis. Some are well-known, others obscure. Some are expensive, others dirt cheap. All of them, I guarantee, are delicious. Please do not hesitate to share your own favorites via the comments thread.

Previously:

#57: Pupusas at Tres Banderas
#58: Gumbo at the Gumbo Shop
#59: The burger at Newstead Tower Public House
#60: Quesadillas tradicionales at Milagro Modern Mexican

#61: "7th Street Sicilian" Po' Boy at Blues City Deli
#62: Tamales at Taqueria la Pasadita
#63: Ćevapi at Bosna Gold
#64: Lemon meringue and pine nut torte at BitterSweet Bakery
#65: Chile Morita con Puerco at Señor Pique
#66: Soda chanh duong (sparkling lemonade) at Lemon Grass
#67: Nachos grande at Nachomama's
#68: Pizza with pepperoni, sausage and mushroom at Pizza-a-Go-Go
#69: Bill's "Burger Meister Burger" at Cardwell's at the Plaza
#70: Sake (salmon) nigiri sushi at Nobu's Japanese Restaurant

Tags: , ,

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2020 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation