At last! the perfect gluten free cupcake. You really will not be able to taste the difference. Kara’s Cupcakes to San Francisco is like Sprinkles to Los Angeles or Magnolia to Manhattan- this is why the concept of the trendiest cupcake spot in SF offering a gluten free option initially seemed out of the question. The first few times I was dragged into Kara’s, a GF option did not exist. Somehow they finally got the hint and and boy did they get it right!
Kara’s Cupcakes currently offers two classic flavors of gluten free cupcakes: vanilla and chocolate. Both versions have a wonderfully light, fluffy texture- a welcome departure from your average dense and crumbly gluten free baked good. The vanilla cupcake is topped with a very sweet, buttery swirl of frosting while the chocolate is smothered with a mousse-like one. If you are ever craving sweets while strolling through the Marina or need to pick up a dozen cupcakes for a party, Kara’s is a great go-to. A nice bonus is that they use locally sourced ingredients whenever possible- I was also assured that they use dedicated GF baking tools/kitchen space, however there is a risk of cross contamination as they do not claim to be a certified GF bakery.
3249 Scott Street, San Francisco