Spicy fudge oozes from the center of a dense mandarin-scented dark chocolate cupcake, capped with a swirl of milk chocolate buttercream. The creation, fittingly dubbed the Fire-Breathing Chocolate cupcake, won first place on Cupcake Wars. And it shows up on the menu several days a week at the bakeshop where it was conceived, The Sweet Lobby.
It’s part of the rotating lineup of specialty cupcakes that The Sweet Lobby doles out Monday through Saturday, including other options like sweet potato marshmallow, pineapple inside-out, and green tea pistachio cupcakes. They’re joined by classic cupcakes you can grab daily, from the dark chocolate to the butterscotch crunch. The Sweet Lobby also recently branched out by adding artisan macarons to the menu, which fit right in with the madeleines, shortbread cookies, eclairs, and caneles. Order online for pickup or delivery at The Sweet Lobby, or don a face covering and head over from your apartment near DC metro to make your selection.