A Sweet Resolution


It’s 37 days into the new year on the Gregorian calendar and day 7 on the lunar calendar. How’s your New Year’s resolution going? I don’t normally set resolutions or goals but this year is different. I have a goal. A secret goal – to try every single flavor of Sweet Aha! cupcakes. Shh, don’t tell anyone. Especially not my waistline.

With so many flavors, all natural and organic, how can I not try them all? Oh sure, I could have gone with something like eat healthier, eat more kale, eat more fiber. Blah, blah, blah. But why? When I can have a coffee chocolate cupcake. You can’t look at the above photo and not be nodding your head yes, yes, yes. One bite and you would never guess it’s vegan.

While I’m not much of a coffee drinker, I love the smell of coffee. Since Sweet Aha! uses real coffee, it has a nice subtle, authentic taste of coffee as well as caffeine. But it’s not too strong. It reminds me of See’s coffee candy lollypops (if you grew up in California, you may remember those from high school fundraisers). I’ll take my coffee as a cupcake any day.


The strawberry cupcake will take you back to the days of strawberry-flavored icing as a kid. But this frosting with its beautiful pink color and taste is made with actual strawberries (available year around at the San Mateo farmer’s market). The vanilla cupcake is just your standard cupcake but provides a nice contrast to the strawberrylicious frosting.

Sweet Aha! Cinnamon Raisin Scone

Oh no, I succumbed and tried a breakfast scone instead. I’m not usually a scone eating person, I don’t care for the dry, crumbly texture. But the cinnamon raisin scone from Sweet Aha! are entirely different. They’re soft and like their cupcakes not overly sweet.

I’m off to the gym so I can keep up and achieve my sweet resolution for the year.

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11 Comments so far

  1. The Peace Patch on February 6th, 2014

    That coffee cupcake looks so rich and decadent…I just want to dive in! I’m still hooked on the butterscotch buttercream flavor you mentioned on your Asian Lentil Loaf post…oh I wish I lived in Sweet Aha! territory! :)

  2. Andrea on February 6th, 2014

    Maybe your resolution was a really good idea since it gets you to the gym. If you had resolved to go to the gym, you might be going out for cupcakes instead.I don’t drink coffee either, but I also love the smell!

  3. Hannah on February 6th, 2014

    Oh, reading about these cupcakes and knowing that I’ll never get to taste one is such exquisite torture! Maybe part of your resolution could also be to convince the bakers to start shipping nationwide? ;)

  4. chow on February 6th, 2014

    The Peace Patch – I know, I feel lucky to be able to enjoy such delicious cupcakes on a regular basis.

    Andrea – Eating cupcakes is definitely a side benefit of going to the gym. If only coffee tasted like it smells. :-)

    Hannah – Not sure how well their cupcakes ship but it sure would be awesome if everyone could try a taste.

  5. Amy on February 7th, 2014

    Mmmm..those cupcakes look great, especially the toppings. It draws you in and make you drool. But not anymore! I used to but I make my own now using Chef Chloe’s recipe..the haunted halloween layer cake. Add chocolate chips into the batter and its even better for those who like more sweet. I skip the whip topping because those add to my waist line. This really satisfies my cravings. Hope you try it. Wish more vegan desserts are in the market and easily accessible. Lovely post, makes me want my dessert now.

  6. india leigh on February 7th, 2014

    I’m the same about coffee..the smell is so intoxicating but the taste?! nah! I’m with you, coffee in my cupcake and washed down with tea.

  7. LittleMonsterx14 on February 7th, 2014

    oh my goodness i just loooove cupcakes, and that coffee one looks incredible!

  8. rika@vm on February 10th, 2014

    Icy roads, fallen trees, ruined backyard, dead macbook pro, cancer, etc. It seems like 2014 is acting a bit different…and speaking of cupcakes, wow the frostings look amazing. Strawberry-flavored cupcake, I need this to cheer up my days.

  9. flickingthevs on February 11th, 2014

    To be honest, if I’d have had the good sense to make resolutions like yours, I’ve have got a lot further in life. I love coffee, I love cake, I can really see how a coffee cupcake could work out for me!

  10. Randi (laughfrodisiac) on February 11th, 2014

    Now THIS is a resolution! Love it! Definitely one of the few I can support. They look ridiculously perfect.

  11. Lovlie on April 17th, 2014

    I am with you on the coffee. I am not much of a coffee person but I do like it in baked goods. And those cupcakes look so delicious, nobody can blame you, we’d all do the same!

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