The place to score gluten-free cupcakes

By Jessica Pasko

chocolate gluten-free cupcakeUpdate: We've created a listing of Capital Region gluten-free restaurant options
____

Gluten-free foods can be tough to find, especially when it comes to desserts. But thanks to Scratch Bakery and Café in Albany, Capital Region residents on a gluten-free diet can now indulge in that oh-so-trendy childhood favorite, the cupcake.

For those of us on a gluten-free diet, wheat, barley, and rye are prohibited (usually oats too.) This means most baked goods, beer, pizza and bread are off-limits. And unfortunately, many of the wheat-free alternatives are crumbly, dry and hard. And the taste often leaves much to be desired.

Somehow the folks at Scratch have managed to come up with a recipe for plump, moist, cake-like cupcakes with smooth, butter cream frosting. The chocolate ones are especially tasty, as are the yellow cake ones. They make several flavors, but usually only have one available at a time on a rotating basis. At $2.50 a piece, they're a delicious treat that almost makes you forget you're not eating a conventional cupcake. They'll also do special orders, in case you want to order a couple of dozen for you next party.

(They also have GF brownies if that's more to your liking.)

Later on AOA: Eating gluten-free in the Capital Region

Find It

Scratch Bakery and Café
452 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12208

Mon - Sun 7am - 9pm

(518) 465-2233

scratchbakerycafe.com

Comments

Sweet! (both figuratively and literally!)

I'll have to try the yellow cake. The price sounds fair, and I really enjoy the more delicate crumbs that many GF foods have. I think desserts lend especially well to being GF.

I love this bakery. They have great sandwiches AND baked goods. Plus, they give you carrots instead of chips with their sandwiches. You can buy chips if you want but they spare you the temptation.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

The Scoop

Ever wish you had a smart, savvy friend with the inside line on what's happening around the Capital Region? You know, the kind of stuff that makes your life just a little bit better? Yeah, we do, too. That's why we created All Over Albany. Find out more.

Recently on All Over Albany

Today's moment of spring

This robin was nested, partly with plastic, along a parking lot in Clifton Park. Life takes root wherever it can.... (more)

Public boarding schools?

An idea that's bubbled up in Buffalo: public boarding schools. One of the main proponents of the idea is Carl Paladino (yep, the guy who... (more)

GameFest 2015

Returning to EMPAC this weekend: GameFest. What is GameFest? Blurbage: GameFest at Rensselaer is an annual celebration of creativity and innovation in digital games, with... (more)

Oh, and she likes Stewart's ice cream

This New York Post profile of Elise Stefanik is... odd. People are complicated, and they can be many different things at the same time, but... (more)

Miss Pearl: Can you learn to fall in love with a place?

"Miss Pearl" is AOA's advice columnist. She offers advice here now and then. Got a question for Miss Pearl? Send it along to MissPearl |at|... (more)

Recent Comments

... Much of what makes the area special is the suburban and rural experience and public natural resources. If that stuff isn't really your thing, you're not an asshole, you just have personal tastes that don't mesh well with the region. That said, you do have to put in effort to like this area. It doesn't come to you; for better or worse, you have to seek it out. And that's not for everyone either. ...

Some number of facts about the Normanskill

...has 5 comments, most recently from Douglas Perry

Miss Pearl: Can you learn to fall in love with a place?

...has 12 comments, most recently from Joe

Oh, and she likes Stewart's ice cream

...has 2 comments, most recently from Amelia

Albany red light camera program set to start soon

...has 14 comments, most recently from Joe A

Fork in the Road lineup

...has 1 comment, most recently from Billy