The Top Ten Dishes of 2007: #9

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This week I'm counting down my ten favorite dishes of 2007 -- and the absolute worst thing I ate all year.

#9. Cupcakes at The Cupcakery

The cake, whether vanilla, yellow or chocolate, is perfect: moist and flavorful. The frosting is terrific, its simplicity a virtue. My favorite of the regular cupcakes is the "Peanut Butter Cup," dark chocolate cake topped with peanut-butter buttercream that tastes exactly like the peanut butter inside a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup. Pieces of an actual peanut-butter cup are crumbled over the frosting.

- from "Battle Cupcake!" (November 1, 2007)

The Cupcakery 28 Maryland Plaza 314-367-6111

-Ian Froeb

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