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The 6 Best Cupcake Shops Near Raleigh

Updated: June 14, 2022

These Raleigh bakeries know that life is better with sprinkles and cream cheese frosted cupcakes! We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites to determine the best cupcake spots in Raleigh. Go on! Treat yourself to some red velvet, buttercream, or yellow cupcakes from the great choices below!

Find the perfect Cupcakes spot

Premier Cakes

Desserts, $$, RaleighDesserts, $$Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Sweetheart Treats

Bakery, $, RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.0

Flavors Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, RaleighDesserts, $$Raleigh
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

The Cupcake Shoppe

Bakery, $, RaleighBakery, $Raleigh, Hillsborough
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 3.5

Edible Art

Bakery, $$, RaleighBakery, $$Raleigh, Six Forks
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Cake Town Bakery

Desserts, $$, KnightdaleDesserts, $$Knightdale
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Why is this list better than others?

Choosing the right spot for Cupcakes can be tough, especially if you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 3295 spots across Raleigh, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 212 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. These top contenders have appeared in . If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips for Cupcakes

  • The ultimate drink pairing for fruit cake


    Knowing what to pair with fruit cake can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some fortified wine, particularly a glass of sherry. This, sweet, fortified wine balances the rich fruit cake.

  • Riesling and lemon cake


    Riesling is sweet and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

  • The ideal pairing for funfetti cupcake

    Experts often pair funfetti cupcake with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

Interesting facts about Cupcakes

  • A big feat in 2011

    In Sterling, The United States, Cupcakes-lovers celebrated a special day on November 2, 2011. Some still remember this as the day when the cupcake was made, weighing no less than 2,594 pounds.


  • A whole lotta cupcake

    Are you a fan ofcupcake? The current record for eating the most cupcake is 29 cupcakes! Do you love cupcake enough to beat this record?

  • Once upon a time

    Harry Baker is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous chiffon cake.

Parking tips

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