Update: 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
Scratch Bakery and Café
452 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Mon - Sun 7am - 9pm
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