First, I have to say that I really like the Portland food cart thing. I especially love the pod of food carts located at Skidmore and N Mississippi. It’s a vegetarian’s dream! We had a delicious tofu curry at the Ruby Dragon. There was also a falafel cart, vegetarian sushi, pizza, and others that I don’t remember. We had amazing non-meat choices in that parking lot.
The first day when we went to The Sugar Cube, they had 2 cupcakes available. The Amy Winehouse, which I chose, and The Highway to Heaven, a buttermilk chocolate cake filled with salted caramel and dipped in chocolate ganache. I wish I had chosen the Highway to Heaven since the Amy Winehouse was available the next day as well. Then I could have tried both cupcakes!
The Amy Winehouse is described on the menu as a “Boozy yellow cake, infused with copious amounts of brandy, a hint of orange zest and then dipped in sexy bittersweet chocolate ganache.” It’s garnished with a “coke straw” and some powdered “sugar”. I thought that it was really good. The cake was moist and and definitely boozy. There were vanilla bean flecks evident. The chocolate ganache was nice as well. It was a regular home baked size cupcake that appeared to have been baked in the cart. We also had the Fizzy Lifting Drink made from freshly grated ginger, plum vinegar and ginger ale. It was very refreshing.
I would definitely go back to the Sugar Cube. I really want to try the Highway to Heaven cupcake. I liked the Amy Winehouse, but I probably wouldn’t get it again. Rating: ♥♥.