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
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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.

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