Yes… my kids were on the search of the best Red Velvet Cupcake in the immediate vicinity of Pasadena. They are pretty sure that they found that sought after tasty treat which brings us to day 174 of 365 Things To Do In Pasadena. Admittedly, the best tasting Red Velvet Cupcake, at least in the opinion of the munchkins in my family, is in Eagle Rock, our neighboring city. It can be found at Auntie Em’s Kitchen!
So… here’s the sumptuous beauty… it’s moist and has that very distinct Red Velvet taste and color. The icing… hmmm…. just delectable! Overall, the rating is “Super Delicious!”
When we stopped by to pick up these little beauties, the place was absolutely hopping. It was lunch time. Both inside and outside tables were all taken. A very eclectic crowd – Occidental college students, families, artsy and conservative types alike.
Cupcakes are available in both regular size and mini, pop in your mouth, perfect for parties size. The prices are reasonable $1.50 for mini cupcakes and $3.50 for standard size cupcakes. While we were there, we also tried their carrot cake and chocolate cupcakes.
The carrot cake cupcake had a little too much cinnamon for my taste, but the frosting was to die for. And, the chocolate cupcake was great with the icing being described as tasting like “mouse.” I was good, didn’t try it. 🙂
Holiday cookies, a variety of salads and side dishes were available for pick up as well. They also specialize in seasonal cooking. Here are some of their offerings by season:
Spring: You’ll see our spring veggie pot pies; lamb shepherd’s pies; roasted asparagus; apple salad; fresh pea soup; carrot rosemary soup; cream of asparagus soup; chopped spring farmers market salad; rhubarb, apple, strawberry pies; spinach feta and pine nut pie; pear, blue cheese and walnut salad; and of course lots of lemony desserts.
Summer: Heirloom tomato salad; roasted tomato soup with basil; yellow tomato and jalapeno soup with cilantro; plum, apricot, and peach desserts; fresh berry pies; corn chowder; watermelon gazpacho; and chilled cucumber soup.
Fall: Roasted root vegetables; beet salads; beet and ginger soup; roasted chicken soup; turkey and rice soup; roasted butternut squash and garlic soup; pumpkin pies; earthy mushroom soups; and lentil salad.
Winter: Hearty stews; gumbos; chowders; chilis; braised meats; white bean and rosemary soup; navy bean and bacon soup; bbq pulled pork sandwich; macaroni and cheese; and savory bread pudding.
If you are in the area, give Auntie Em’s a try and let me know what you think.
Have you found a great Red Velvet Cupcake in Pasadena? If so, let me know.
4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90041
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