moonbabycakes – San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 480-4622

My friend Esa is obsessed with these cupcakes, and I totally understand why! It really is one of the best cupcakes in San Francisco. My friend recently purchased 300 cupcakes for a wedding, so I was lucky enough to taste 2 cupcakes. Yum!

The scene:

The owner has recently quit her full time job to open up a shop for moonbabycakes. I have no idea where the location will be, but I’m excited.

The food:

The cakes are $3 each, typical for any other designer cupcake. I’ve only tried the Oreo, Red Velvet and the Chocolate Banana, but I’ve already decided the Oreo flavor is the best cupcake I’ve ever had.

Oreo Cupcake – The Oreos are mixed in the frosting and the cake itsself. There’s no shortage of Oreos in this cupcake. The frosting isn’t too sweet and the cake is soft and dense. I like how the Oreos are roughly chopped rather than finely blended. The best part about the cupcake was the chunks of Oreos in the cake.

Chocolate Banana – This one was a little strange. It’s loaded with bananas and has a rich chocolate frosting on top. I think it wasn’t my favorite because it seemed too healthy. It was more like a muffin rather than a cupcake.

I’m excited for the owner to open her shop so I can try all the other flavors.

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6 Responses to “moonbabycakes – San Francisco”

  1. esa says:

    O-B-S-E-S-S-E-D. I looooooove Moonbabycakes!!!!!! Love love love love LOVE!!! Sam, I agree – the Cookies & Cream is THE. BEST. CUPCAKE. EVER. I only got to eat 3/4 of a cupcake at the wedding, but was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked the Lemon Zinger because normally I am not a fan of fruity desserts (I love sugar). One of D’s cousins and I will prob order cupcakes next month (until Priscilla – the owner and the nicest person EVER – is able to open a shop, ya gotta order by the dozen). I’ll let you know when we do to see if you want any!!! :) WHEEEEEEEE!!

  2. esa says:

    I get super excited when other people try Moonbabycakes and love them, too! Yay, you’re on board!!! 😀

  3. samiam says:

    THANK YOU Esa for introducing me to moonbabycakes!!!! i LOVE them. Hm… I think I will order a dozen soon. I want my brother to try them since he’s the cupcake connoisseur. the lemon cupcake sounds amazing! i love fruits in my desserts. :)

    have you tried That Takes The Cake? My brother thinks that’s the best in the city, but he hasn’t tried moonbabycakes yet.

  4. esa says:

    Don’t thank me!! I’m just glad you love them!!! Let me know when/if you decide to order..I can help you place it if you like 😉 I have tried That Takes The Cake. I’d say they’re the best storefront in the city, but that will change if Moonbabycakes can get a shop. I’ve met the owners of That Takes The Cake, too, and they’re soooo nice, so that makes me like the place even more. I know you don’t drink much (rarely do I either), and you may already know this, but they also offer cocktail cupcakes like mojitos and screwdrivers and such..oh, and what’s also pretty neat is that That Takes The Cake is the official cupcake sponsors for the Warriors – they bring cupcakes to the game for people who sit around the bench!!

  5. diana says:

    Hey Esa & Sam,

    I absolutely love moonbabycakes too. My favorite is the cookies ‘n’ cream, its soo good. I’m thinking about getting some for Will’s birthday this week instead of cake.

    Keep up the great blog Sam, I can’t wait to try a lot of the places you have on here.

  6. Amy says:

    I was lucky to try these when I was in San Fran, they were delicious! I never thought a cupcake could taste so amazing and look so darn cute as well, but this bakery has definitely pulled it off. The peanut butter flavor is my favorite!
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