The Best Cupcake Shops in Washington, D.C.

Besides its monuments and buildings, Washington, D.C. is known for its famous cupcakes. Not only does the nation’s capital have some of the best cupcakes in the country, but it also has some of the best in the world. Whether you have a sweet tooth or are just looking for a delicious dessert, these cupcake shops in D.C. are worth a visit (even if you have to wait in long lines).

Georgetown Cupcake

These designer cupcakes are probably the most famous cupcakes in D.C. and they’re as much a work of art as they are a delicious treat. Georgetown Cupcake is so popular that they even had their own reality TV show. They have classics like red velvet, chocolate ganache, chocolate, and vanilla, and more interesting ones like peanut butter fudge, salted caramel, chocolate mint fudge, and lemon blossom.

Baked & Wired

Baked & Wired’s cupcakes are so massive that you can share them with another person (if you want to). The most popular flavors include Almond Orangesickle, Chocolate Cupcake of Doom, and Pistachio Cupcake. In addition to cupcakes, the bakery also has larger cakes, brownies, and other baked goods.

Red Velvet Cupcakery

The bakery’s slogan, “Simple, elegant, and too scrumptious for words”, pretty much sums it up. Red Velvet Cupcakery has all of the classics as well as vegan/gluten-free options and sugar-free ones. Every Friday they feature a seasonal new flavor and the Southern Belle and Summertime cupcakes shouldn’t be missed.