Guest Review By Sugar & Spice: Clarabelle Cupcakes in Miami

Monica Nares of  Klassy Kakes and Jen Jicha  are Sugar & Spice,  a team of “cupcake connoisseurs,” on a mission- to taste and tell about the cupcake scene in Miami. 
Miami Cupcake Reviews

Our first stop: Clarabelle’s Cupcakes. Clarabelle’s is one of the newest cupcake storefronts in South Miami; it has been open for about six months. All of their cupcakes and baked goods are dairy free (except for egg), and Kosher (Kosher Miami). We found this out from their website, but it would be helpful to post a sign at the store so that the average customer knows that they will be enjoying dairy free treats. The store is tucked away in a small strip mall in the South Dadeland area with proximity to US1. The storefront is mainly for take-out, but there are a few tables outside if you want to sit and eat there. Cupcakes are $2.50 for regular and .75 for minis.

Miami Cupcake Reviews

We sampled four standard sized cupcakes: golden vanilla with vanilla frosting (We’ll call it frosting since there’s neither butter nor cream), chocolate with chocolate frosting, red velvet, and carrot cake. The golden vanilla cake was moist with an almost pound cake like texture. The vanilla frosting seemed to have a hint of lemon.
Miami Cupcake Reviews
The chocolate cupcake was a little bit dry and the chocolate frosting also had lemon in it, which made for an unexpected taste. The red velvet was a simple cake with a similar texture to the vanilla and the same lemon scented frosting with a tang that seemed to be some sort of cream cheese flavor (since there’s no dairy) added to it. The carrot cake was the best flavor by far. It had walnuts and shredded carrot with a lighter texture than traditional carrot cake, which is better suited for cupcakes. It also had the same lemon scented frosting, but with a bit more of the cream cheese flavor to it.

Miami Cupcake Reviews

In general, Clarabelle’s Cupcakes is a good alternative for those who are looking for dairy free baked goods that are not vegan. Clarabelle’s Cupcakes is located at 9800 S.W. 77 Ave., Miami, Florida 33156.
Their hours are: Mon. – Thurs. 10-5 and Fridays 10-3. They are closed on weekends. Other offerings include cookies, coffee cake, and whoopie pies. You can find more info on their web site, Clarabelle’s Cupcakes and their facebook page, or follow them on twitter.

Sugar & Spice is always looking for new places to enjoy cupcakes, so if you have any South Florida suggestions please send us a comment and we’ll try them out and let you know how they are!


Valeria Mendez said…
I live in Miami, i'm going to have to stop by!