Cupcakes, starting at the far left and going clockwise: Angry Buckeye, Stout Mocha, “Hot” Chocolate and White Lavender
While in Columbus a couple of weekends ago for my cousin’s wedding, we stopped in to check out Kittie’s Cakes based on a friend’s recommendation. Nestled in the German Village area of Columbus, the shop is one of the coolest bakeries I’ve seen! There is such a clear aesthetic, from the baked goods to packaging and decor. Ray and I were both wowed.
We selected 4 mini cupcakes to take on the long drive home with us, a couple of bottles of Stumptown cold brew and 2—wait, make that 4 because Ray took one bite of his and declared that we had to get extras—cheddar bacon scones.
And Ray was right. The scones were buttery and crumbled just the way a scone should. I loved the salt sprinkled on top and the balance of bacon and cheddar throughout. What a treat.
8 hours later, once we got home and unloaded the car, we dug right into the cupcakes. We ordered the White Lavender, Stout Mocha, “Hot” Chocolate and Angry Buckeye.
White Lavender: A white cake baked with Ohio lavender with vanilla buttercream. This was possibly the most fragrant of the 4 cupcakes, with the cake smelling distinctly of lavender and the buttercream having a wonderfully warm vanilla scent. Both the cake and the frosting textures were perfect, which is a big deal for me.
Stout Mocha: A chocolate stout cake with espresso buttercream and a chocolate-covered espresso bean on top. While this flavor isn’t new, we were both blown away with how it tasted—it really delivered. I could actually smell the beer in the cake, and taste it as well. Ray was able to pick up some fruity esters in the stout cake, which definitely impressed him.
“Hot” Chocolate: A chocolate cake with a spicy milk chocolate ganache filling, topped with a milk chocolate buttercream and crushed red hots. I was fascinated at how dark this cake was (same with the Angry Buckeye). The milk chocolate frosting was super creamy, and we found that the ganche filling left our mouths with a nice slow burn. That said, we both thought it could have been amped up even more.
Angry Buckeye: A chocolate cake with a spicy peanut butter filling, dark chocolate buttercream and a dollop of spicy peanut butter. I sampled this cupcake alone, due to Ray’s peanut allergy. This chocolate cake was like the one before it, but I was floored at how dark the dark chocolate buttercream was—it’s almost black! The buttercream was perfection, and I really appreciated the spicy peanut butter filling. It wasn’t too sweet, and instead had a really great nutty flavor.
Overall, we both agreed that Kittie’s Cakes might be one of the best bakeries we’ve been to. From the taste of their baked goods to the look of their shop, we were instantly smitten. If you find yourself in Columbus, definitely stop by, and go early! Kittie’s focuses on the freshest of goodies, and they often sellout early.