The Cupcake

So what’s the big deal? It’s just a cupcake right? That’s like saying the Mona Lisa is just a painting by some Italian guy. Ok, maybe that’s a little extreme… but seriously, our Vanilla, Chocolate, and Red Velvet cupcakes are to die for. Come by the cafe and try them out!

We’ve also perfected the best way to ship them anywhere in the US, while keeping them fresh and delicious for you. So place an order online today! We guarantee they’ll be as amazing as they are in our store.

About the Gourmet Cupcake

Only the best –local European style butter, Nielsen Massey pure vanilla extract, Zingerman’s goat cheese on the Red Velvet – all made fresh daily by hand, just the way your mother baked.

Our every-day size is muffin size. But sometimes smaller does the trick …so we have a 4-bite size perfect for weddings, cocktail parties and kid’s birthdays…we need 48 hour notice on the smaller size. The every-day size…come in any time. But if you want to be sure we have what you need (we do run out at times) or if you need more than a dozen please call in your order.

And decorations…small bottles of sprinkles are available for purchase as well as gel pens for you to decorate yourself. Not comfortable with this? For a small charge we can tint the buttercream and add sprinkles for you.

What Others Are Saying About The Cupcake

Decorated gourmet cupcakes for birthdays and other events

“Sometimes simplicity wins…the perfect balance of light, moist cake and sugary yet fluffy butercream”
Chicago Magazine

“A pick-me-up sugar rush”
In Style Magazine

“Big enough to share but addictive enough that you won’t want to”
CS Magazine

Tell us what you think of the cupcake. Leave a comment below!

62 Responses to “The Cupcake”

  1. […] that has DELICIOUS food.  We shared a Southport Cuban (a sandwich, that is, not a cigar) and a red velvet cupcake with goat cheese icing….come on now…it is just like cream cheese only a little tangier.  It was a fabulous lunch on a […]

  2. […] that has DELICIOUS food.  We shared a Southport Cuban (a sandwich, that is, not a cigar) and a red velvet cupcake with goat cheese icing….come on now…it is just like cream cheese only a little tangier.  It was a fabulous lunch on a […]

  3. lee paul says:

    Those cupcakes look fantastic, would just love one with my cup of tea, I’ll just have to settle for my Kitkat :-(

  4. […] yielded the usual suspects – Molly’s, Crumbs, Magnolia. But I was surprised to see that Southport Grocery made a lot of the lists. Since this is just a few blocks from my apartment, we started there. I […]

  5. Risa says:

    Do you still have gluten free cupcakes??

  6. […] really think the cupcake helped me.  So much sugar! I got it from Southport Grocery, which is my favorite place for plain, vanilla cupcakes in Chicago.  I will admit as I was eating […]

  7. catherine says:

    Do you mail gluten-free cupcakes? I stopped in the store today, and was told you take mailing orders on line only. So I just looked at the mailing of cupcakes info on the website and your drop-down box does not specify gluten-free cupcakes.

    I can’t be the first to inquire about mailing gluten-free cupcakes…..you may wish to address this on your site.

    • jake says:

      Hey Catherine – We will ship them, just shoot us an email at info@southportgrocery.com and we’ll get it set up for you. Thanks! Your right, we should add them to our shopping cart – we’re looking at building a new there soon and will for sure add gluten-free as an option.

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