Where to find the treats

Image: Dessert Cup

1. Dessert Cup

This four-year-old kiosk launched a capsicum-infused chocolate cupcake ($4.50) in March, adding to two other savoury flavours introduced in 2010. The ‘Popped’ cupcake is a salty corn-flavoured cupcake crowned with corn buttercream and caramelised popcorn. It is the most popular, with at least 100 sold a week.

The balsamic mushroom cupcake is a tomato-flavoured cupcake studded with mushrooms and sundried tomatoes.

Where: B1-73, Raffles City Shopping Centre

Open: 10.30am to 10pm daily

Info: Call 6468-2838 or go to www.mydessertcup.com

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2. Fluff Bakery

This Muslim-owned cupcake shop has four varieties of savoury cupcakes ($4). They include maple pancake cupcake topped with caramelised beef bacon and a hazelnut praline cupcake with chocolate-dipped potato chips. It sells about 250 savoury cupcakes a day.

Where: 12 Jalan Pisang

Open: Noon to 7.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Closed on Monday and Sunday

Info: Go to fluffbakery.sg

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3. One Cupcake A Day

Choose from about 20 savoury muffins ($4) inspired by dishes such as nasi lemak, gado gado laksa, tom yum seafood soup and even fast food such as cheese burger and chilli cheese fries.

This Muslim-owned online bakery offers six savoury flavours at any one time. They are best consumed at room temperature, and are also sold at Flee Away Cafe in Dunlop Street and Wednesday Cafe in Tanjong Katong Road.

Info: Go to onecupcakeaday.com or @onecupcakeaday on Instagram


Exclusive to Starbucks outlets here is the chicken floss muffin, launched in March. This East-meets- West muffin ($4.20) consists of a butter cupcake, glazed with mayonnaise and topped with fluffy chicken floss. It is the only savoury muffin out of the five flavours.

Where: All Starbucks outlets

Open: Various timings

Info: www.starbucks.com.sg

This story was first published in The Straits Times on June 14, 2015. For similar stories, go to www.sph.straitstimes.com/lifestyle. 

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