Buttercup Bake Shop in NYC: Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Magnolia Bakery in NYC: Their classic vanilla cupcakes!
Sprinkles Cupcakes in LA (and others): Strawberry cupcakes to dream about.
Sweet Revenge in NYC: The "Pure" Cupcake pairs perfectly with Pinot Noir (via Behind the Burner)
Trophy Cupcakes in Seattle: their legendary Chocolate Graham Cracker cupcakes, as featured on Martha Stewart!
Back in the Day Bakery: this old-fashioned cupcake recipe is super-easy, and was featured on Paula Deen.
Billy's Bakery in NYC: their celebrated chocolate cupcake recipe.
Cupcake Cafe in NYC: these buttery and not-too-sweet cupcakes are an aquired taste...but I've sure acquired the taste.
Auntie Em's in LA: What throwdown? These coconut cupcakes are a keeper.
How Sweet It Is in NYC: Mexican Chocolate-Pudding Filled Cupcakes! Sounds like a fiesta!
Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica, CA: Meyer lemon raspberry cupcakes. Yes!