Something sweet in the heat can’t be beat — say numerous cupcake aficionados. And bakeries are here to comply with the wills of those seeking cupcakes in Phoenix, with delightful and diverse offerings. For those who crave a portable, tasty snack, these seven locations live up to the hype and satisfy the summer sweet teeth with some of the best cupcakes in Metro Phoenix

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Sprinkles Cupcakes

A cupcake classic, Sprinkles never fails to deliver. A soft cake with a dollop of cream cheese frosting combine to make an exceptional confectionary concoction. Not only do they offer cupcakes and cookies, but you can also order a layer cake for the perfect occasion. Additional charming Sprinkles’ features include a cupcake ATM if you need to grab a treat after hours, as well as curbside pickup. Sprinkles Cupcakes is located off of North Scottsdale Road, and preorders and delivery are available on their website. 

Urban Cookies Bakeshop

Urban Cookies, in addition to their cookie creations, whip up whimsical cupcakes for all of Phoenix to enjoy. Urban Cookie’s staple is their Brown Velvet cupcake — a dye-free take on a red velvet cake but still packed with all the familiarity of the classic recipe. Furthermore, alongside their everyday roster of flavors, Urban Cookies showcases seasonal flavors too. Dietary restrictions? No need to worry. One can be assured that Urban Cookies’ gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free cupcakes are equally delicious to their other sweet staples. 

The Coffee Shop 

This cupcake contender steps up to the plate with a win on “Cupcake Wars” under their belt. Serving the self-proclaimed “best cupcakes in Arizona,” The Coffee Shop cupcakes are definitely the stars of the show, their frosting decorated in the shape of petite petals, which are as scrumptious as they are striking. If you’re hankering for a “Pink Glam” “Sweetheart Cherry” or even unique flavors like Churro and Cookie Dough, come and visit The Coffee Shop in Gilbert or visit their website for more details. 

Butta Cakes

These pint-sized cakes are packed with a ton of flavor, and of course, butter. With a unique recipe, taste and texture, Butta Cakes are everything to write home (or here) about. Their line-up of flavors is extensive, ranging from classic vanilla to german chocolate to even eclair. Trust me — it doesn’t get any butter than this. These tiny cakes are best bought in a bunch. The franchise has two locations in the Valley, one in Peoria and one in Scottsdale.

Tammie Coe Cakes

If you happen to find yourself entering Arizona through Sky Harbor International Airport, make a pit stop at Tammie Coe Cakes at Terminal 4. These artsy cupcakes are packed with delicious flavor and creativity. The cupcakes come in their signature chocolate, sugar-dusted red velvet, coconut and flourless chocolate. Level up your Tammie Coe Cakes experience by dabbling in some iconic sugar cookies or one of their famous cakes. 

La Grande Orange (LGO) Bake Shop

Stepping into La Grande Orange is practically akin to stepping into a wonderland. All cakes, cupcakes and other treats are all house-made. With a seasonal menu, new flavors and projects are always being cooked up. To sweeten the deal, throw in some of La Grande Orange’s party favors along with your cupcake or cake for the perfect deal. La Grande Orange and the respective cake shop are located off of North 40th Street in Phoenix.

Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe

All of the sweet, sweet glory of a gooey confection — with none of the gluten. Sensitive to wheat? The Cafe’s No.1 achievement is their ability to produce delectable munchables 100% gluten-free. With a whopping offering consisting of 20 different fillings, Jewel’s allows customers to order their own tailor-made cupcakes to fit any preference, be it gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free or even vegan cakes and pies.