Harlem Bespoke: We were feeling very nostalgic for red velvet cupcakes lately and headed over to Loretta Alston’s namesake specialty bakery on Lenox by 120th Street. Red velvet was everywhere when we started blogging over the decades but has since become harder to find these days and most offerings are pretty basic. Not at L.A. Sweets! Everything at the boutique shop is baked freshly within hours and is hands down the most super moist cupcake we have had over the years. Our red velvet experience was absolutely on point with flavor and the cupcake was still warm with the cream cheese icing just whipped on top per order.
A salted caramel offering also caught our eye and this sticky sweet confection was also devastatingly decadent. The cube of caramel on top is absolutely extra and we would recommend to give it to your kids since we thought everything underneath was so rich in flavor already. We had a lackluster cupcake experience at Magnolia further downtown since everything was cold with that day-old taste and so would highly recommend to go out of the way for this under the radar Harlem shop which opened on the boulevard eight years ago: LINK