Cupcake Monday: Pamcakes

Welcome to Cupcake Monday! Last week we reviewed Tartes in Olde City. This week it’s all about Pamcakes. I’ve heard great things about this cupcake shop located at 404 South 20th Street in Rittenhouse Square. After reading many more raving reviews about Pamcakes, I finally took the time to stop by there.  And now I ask myself this question – why did I wait so long to go there?!

I didn’t want to walk that far in very hot weather with cupcakes, so I ended up driving. I had to park a few blocks away. I would say the biggest draw back is the location. It’s in a residential area so it’s all street parking.

I walked in and was very impressed with the selection of cupcakes. I wasn’t sure how many I was going to choose, but I figured I shouldn’t get too many. I usually pick up about four to taste-test, but looking at the wide variety, I couldn’t pick just four. I picked out five. And now I regret only getting five!

First up – Vanilla Lovers – Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Cake, Creamy Vanilla Buttercream

I chose this flavor because I like to compare your basic cupcake flavors when I try them from different cupcake shops. So I knew that I wanted to try your basic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream icing.  The cake was very moist. It was light and fluffy. The buttercream icing was right on point – slightly hard to the touch, but creamy once it hits your taste buds. There was a generous amount of icing on the cupcake as well, which always goes over well with me.

Second – Triple Chocolate Threat – Chocolate Chip Studded Chocolate Cake with Creamy Chocolate Buttercream

If there is anything with all chocolate, you know I will pick this flavor! Mr. Curly Fry saw this one and immediately placed dibs on it. However, he did let me taste it! The cake was nice and moist, and had a nice rich chocolate flavor to it. The chocolate buttercream was delicious as well – slightly hard to the touch, yet it just melts in your mouth. This cupcake was definitely a winner in our book. How can you go wrong with the triple chocolate threat? You can’t!

Third – The Classic – Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Cake, Creamy Milk Chocolate Buttercream

This is another one of those classic cupcakes that you just have to try. It’s your delicious vanilla cupcake with chocolate buttercream icing.  As expected, the cake was moist, soft and fluffy. The thick chocolate buttercream icing had the perfect sweetness to it. Pam definitely doesn’t jip you on the icing, either. Mr. Curly Fry said that it took him back to his younger days when he used to eat the TastyKake Chocolate Juniors. Do you remember those? So you know she’s doing it right when it takes you back to something you always loved as a kid.

Fourth – Pucker Up – Lemon Speckled Cake, Vanilla Cream Filling, Tangy Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

So…as you see there are two pictures for the Pucker Up! Cupcake – that’s because this bad boy has a filling! I took a bite of this cupcake, and I swear to you I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The flavors hit you from every side. The cake was jam packed with lemony goodness. The Vanilla Cream filling had the perfect sweetness. It was all complemented by a Tangy Lemon Cream Cheese frosting that almost had me in tears of joy. This cupcake was very flavorful and had Mr. Curly Fry thinking about the Lemon Danishes he used to eat when he was a kid. Again, this took him back to his younger days and he was raving about how delicious it was. And as usual she didn’t skimp  on the icing. I think she has captured my heart! 🙂

Last, but certainly not least – Cookies & Cream – Vanilla Cookie Crumb Cake, Vanilla Cream Filling, Creamy Vanilla Buttercream, Cookie Crumb Topping

There are two pictures again, so you know this means there is a filling in the Cookies & Cream Cupcake! The Vanilla Cookie Crumb Cake was bursting with flavor. If you were doing a blind taste test you would definitely know that it was a Cookies & Cream cupcake. The cake was nice and moist. The bonus was the Vanilla Cream filling that was inside. It was truly a delicious cupcake. The Vanilla Buttercream was accented with some Cookie Crumb topping. This was definitely a perfect choice for an Oreo lover!

We’ve tried many cupcake places here in the city, and Pamcakes are hands down the best cupcakes we’ve had.  Everything about them is right on the money. The cake is moist, the icing is the perfect sweetness, not to mention plentiful. Every cupcake that we tasted was jam packed with flavor. All of the cupcakes are reasonably priced. I could honestly go back to Pamcakes and get 5 different flavors and feel confident that I will love them all. (Which I will probably be doing.. :))

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  1. Yum, I’ll have the lemon one, please.

  2. Any interest in trying cupcakes from an amateur baker who hopes to go pro in the next few years? Let me know!

  3. Barbara says:

    I feel the same way about Pamcakes – Every flavor I try is my favorite!!! I do tend to head towards the “Triple Chocolate Threat” mostly though – All so good – What an amazing cupcake shop and so cute too!!! The staff there is wonderful, including little Pamcakes herself!!!!!!

  4. My dear friend just moved into that neighborhood and thanks to you we are so going there for a sample pack!

  5. I love Pamcakes!!!! There is not one cupcake flavor that isnt good! Pamcakes made Toy story cupcakes for my sons 3rd birthday, and they were a hit! The adults fought over having more then one:) I strongly encourage EVERYONE to try Pamcakes and i know you will fall in love!

  6. You know I love Pamcakes, but now I want to go back and try the Pucker Up! On my first visit I stayed fairly conservative but it’s about time to try the crazier flavors. We’re definitely in agreement on our love for Pamcakes.

    • Kristy – A lot of times I find myself going with the classic flavors so I wanted to get something a little different. I’m so glad I did – it ended up being a favorite! And with that said, I need to get back there ASAP to try some new flavors!


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