Friday, August 29, 2008

Bennison's Bakery

1000 Davis St, Evanston, IL

Chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream frosting

Price: $1.30

Weight: 2 3/4 oz (78g)

Value: $0.473/oz

Frosting There are really 2 frostings on this cupcake. The white frosting is less grainy and slightly greasy; the blue frosting has a sweeter, sugary taste and a grainy, thick consistency. If the white frosting can be described as moist, the blue might be described as having a somewhat dry texture (while not actually being dry). I liked the combination of textures, although I have to say I was partial to the grainer blue frosting. Rating 9.25/10

Cake The cake has a superb chocolate flavor and a soft, chewy texture that has some substance to it. An excellent cake. Rating 9.25/10

Another fantastic cupcake. I don't know if I'm just being too easy of a judge lately, or if it really takes a special talent to make a bad cupcake.

I liked the fact that there were essentially 3 textures and 3 flavors here: the chewy chocolatey cake, the smooth plain white buttercream frosting, and the sweeter, grainer blue frosting.
Overall Rating 9.25/10.0

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bennison's cupcakes are good--esp. the carrot cake--and so are the breakfasty pastries like danish and doughnuts. But beware the cake slices, brownies, apple squares, pretty much everything else in that display case on the right side of the registers. But I still love Bennison's. With a sign like that, how can you not?