Gluten-free sweets can be tricky and even close to inedible.  However, more places are beginning to offer options for customers who have dietary restrictions.  Jaret’s Stuffed Cupcakes in Endicott, New York, offers gluten-free options as well as a few allergy-friendly options (shared facility) by advance order.

How Good Were the Stuffed Cupcakes?

Both chocolate and vanilla cake are an option for gluten-free orders.  Wheat-based cake flavors also include flavors like carrot cake, red velvet, and so on. 

However, most of the variations in their offerings are based on the fillings and toppings.  That means much of the menu is available for gluten-free orders.

I ordered two flavors with chocolate cupcakes: the salty dog and the peanut butter delight. 

Both used chocolate cake– which was pleasant. It was tender, moist, light, and no hint of gumminess.  Non gluten-free eaters approved of the cake texture as well.

Of the two flavors, the peanut butter delight won a definite first place.  The peanut butter filling helped balance out the sweetness of the chocolate frosting.  While the flavor sounded much simpler than other options, it was delicious.

Really delicious.

In contrast, the salty dog had a vanilla frosting with caramel and salted peanuts. Because there were only a few salted peanuts on quite a lot of frosting, the salty dog experience was more heavily weighted toward sugar overload than balanced flavors.

How Did the Baked Goods Look?

Beautiful.  The artistic swirls elevated the cupcakes beyond your average home baker’s skills.  The cake order (an 8″ birthday cake) was nicely decorated with a few flowers.

With a little discussion in terms of decorations and flavor selections, I would happily take these to special occasions.  Kathleen is happy to chat about options and work with you in terms of allergens as well (but do be aware this is a shared facility).

Stuff those Cupcakes Again?

Yes. Absolutely.

But for the stuffed cupcakes: skip the frosting filling for more flavorful options and a bit less sugar.

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