Cupcake Royale

Bakery | Coffee House
One of the best

Whoever invented the cupcake was a genius, providing eaters the opportunity to have a whole cake of their own without feeling like a pig. Seattle’s Cupcake Royale makes the situation even better by offering mini cupcakes as well as full-size ones, thus making a snack of two or three cakes a reasonable proposition. On the other hand, the bakery’s inventory almost inevitably leads to piggishness on the part of cake lovers. There are so many good ones that must be tried.

In addition to the regular varieties, which include carrot cake, double chocolates, lavender, and lemon drop cakes, and a wicked-good salted caramel-topped one that is especially fudgy, Cupcake Royale offers a cupcake of the month. In January as an ode to the fried banana and peanut butter sandwich that was a favorite of Elvis Presley (whose birthday is January 8), the spotlighted feature was a banana cupcake with chocolate peanut butter frosting, crowned with a crisp dried-banana chip. Springtime favorites include whiskey-maple-bacon and carrot-walnut.

If there is a complaint to be made, it is that the cakes sometimes can be too fresh, so warm and moist that if you are not extremely careful, one bite will detach the top from the stump, or the stump itself can disintegrate between thumb and fingers. Some complaint! All I’m saying is that these cupcakes are best eaten at a table or counter rather than from an automobile dashboard.

Note: Cupcake Royale has 5 locations in addition to the Madrona store on 34th Ave.:  1111 E. Pike St. | 2052 NW Market St. | 4556 California Ave. SW | 108 Pine St. |  1935 Queen Anne Ave. North

What to Eat
Cupcake Royale, Velvet Elvis Cupcake
Velvet Elvis Cupcake
In honor of Elvis's birthday on January 8, the cupcake of the month was banana cake with chocolate peanut butter frosting.
Cupcake Royale, Chocolate Fluffernutter Cupcake
Chocolate Fluffernutter Cupcake
Our favorite cupcake of the bunch.: Rich chocolate cake filled with marshmallow fluff and topped with luscious peanut butter frosting. We'd take this version of the Fluffernutter any day!
Cupcake Royale, Red Velvet Cupcake
Red Velvet Cupcake
A classic Southern buttermilk cake with a hint of cocoa. We especially love the generous pile of rich cream cheese frosting.
Cupcake Royale, Salted Caramel Cupcake
Salted Caramel Cupcake
A photo of the salted caramel cupcake before it fell apart (above photo). Y-U-M!
Cupcake Royale, Butterscotch Cupcake
Butterscotch Cupcake
Loaded with butterscotch top-to-bottom. It's vanilla cake filled with butterscotch sauce, swirled with butterscotch buttercream, drizzled with butterscotch sauce, and topped with butterscotch caramel corn brittle.
Cupcake Royale, Royale With Cheese
Royale With Cheese
Rich dark chocolate cake with loads of not-as-sweet cream cheese frosting. Simple, yet perfect combination.
Cupcake Royale, Vegan Chocolate
Vegan Chocolate
We prefer our cupcakes made with butter and eggs, but this great option is rich, chocolaty, and surprisingly non-vegan tasting.
Directions and Hours
Open Today
Sunday7 am - 7 pm
Monday6 am - 7 pm
Tuesday6 am - 7 pm
Wednesday6 am - 7 pm
Thursday6 am - 7 pm
Friday6 am - 7 pm
Saturday7 am - 7 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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