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The 5 Best Cupcake Shops In San Jose

Updated: October 29, 2021

These San Jose venues take the cake with their delicious cupcakes! We assessed both diner and critic reviews, analyzed top sites to determine the best cupcake spots in San Jose. Sample a lemon cupcake or a decadent chocolate ganache cupcake - both will be delicious coming from these stores!

Find the perfect Cupcakes spot

Charlie's Cheesecake Works

Desserts, $$, Almaden ValleyDesserts, $$San Jose, Almaden Valley
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

The Sugar Table Baking & Candy Supplies

Desserts, $$, Willow GlenDesserts, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Peters' Bakery

Desserts, $, Alum Rock-East FoothillsDesserts, $San Jose, Alum Rock-East Foothills
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Frost Cupcake Factory

Bakery, $$, Rose GardenBakery, $$San Jose, Rose Garden
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Mrs. Fields Valley Fair Mall

Desserts, $$$, West San JoseDesserts, $$$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate these results?

We know how tough it is to find the best Cupcakes in San Jose. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28999 spots across San Jose, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 2955 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. The restaurants you see have been featured in . Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. Cupcakes connoisseurs and amateurs alike are bound to enjoy this list of the best San Jose Cupcakes.

Drink pairing tips for Cupcakes

  • The ideal 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.

  • Take coconut cake to the next level

    When having coconut cake, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Champagne, a popular sparkling wine.

  • Pair Riesling with lemon cake

    A lemon cake can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Riesling. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its sweet.

Factoids about Cupcakes

  • 15,032 pounds of wedding cake

    In 2004, the chefs broke the world record by making the wedding cake, weighing 15,032 pounds.

  • Celebrating Cupcakes

    The cake competition in Louisiana, The United States, is one of the key attractions of the King Cake Festival.

  • The best day for lemon cupcake

    In The United States, lemon cupcake-lovers come together annually on December 15 to celebrate National Lemon Cupcake Day.


Parking in the area

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