When it comes to sweet treats, a flavour that reigns above the rest is no other than chocolate and when you need a bite-size sugar boost on the go, there’s nothing more convenient than a cute cupcake.

If you’re looking to celebrate the decadent deliciousness that is the chocolate cupcake, here are 5 places in the Mother City you won’t regret paying a visit to:


1. Tessa’s Bakery

Smother your mid-week blues in chocolatey Nutella goodness at Tessa’s Bakery.

Visitors to this local cakery can enjoy meticulously made, edible works of art that taste like heaven.

Contact: 021 551 6107

Address: Milpark Centre, Jasmin Road, Milnerton, Cape Town, 7441

Website: www.tessasbakery.co.za


2. The Velvet Cake Co

Transport yourself to a chocolate flavoured dream as you indulge in the decadent cupcakes at The Velvet Cake Co.

This meringue-filled smooth cocoa cupcake is a dream for any lover of sweet things.

Contact: 021 914 0482

Address: 16 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000

Website: thevelvetcakeco.com


3. Philosophy of Yum

If you’re looking for a homegrown dose of chocolate goodness, look no further than the Philosophy of Yum.

Homebaked by founder Aurelia Lambrechts, with a passion for all things sweet, these super moist dark chocolaty cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and shiny dark ganache are a palate pleaser of note.

Contact: 072 295 8885

Website: philosophyofyum.com


4. Charly’s Bakery

Believe it or not this dainty little sustainable garden is actually a delicious chocolate cupcake.

If you’re looking for something thats not only a treat for your tummy but also Instagram worthy, Charly’s Bakery should be your next stop.

Resist the urge to frame this cute creation and enjoy it to the very last bite – you won’t regret it.

Contact:  021 461 5181

Address: 38 Canterbury St, Zonnebloem, Cape Town, 8001

Website: www.charlysbakery.co.za


5. Whimsical Cupcakes


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Add a touch of whim to your chocolate cupcake dreams at Whimsical Cupcakes.

These hearty helpings of dark chocolate, caramel popcorn, multicolored sprinkles and brownie bits on top are a must-try for chocolate enthusiast everywhere.

Contact: 082 408 5739

Address: 362 Voortrekker Road, The Meat Factory, Maitland, Cape Town, 7405

Website: natalie271272.wixsite.com/whimsicalcupcakesza


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Article written by

Aimee Pace

Aimee is an avid gamer, enthusiastic yogi and animal lover. Addicted to anime, coffee and plant-based meals. Current favourite pastimes include, sewing and learning Japanese.