Pure DeLite Cupcakes
 Akron, Ohio        Date of Visit: 06/29/13       
http://puredelitecupcakes.com/

Following lunch at Titoís Steph mentioned a little cup cake shop right around the corner she had been wanting to try so we stopped into a little corner spot with a little counter and a case with about a dozen varieties of personal cakery. The young lady behind the counter was nice enough and she did a really nice job accommodating the customer ahead of us who had numerous questions about things they make and things they donít. Everything was answered with a smile.
 



 


 
 


Less Guilty Might Be More True
 

I donít know how much longer the cupcake thing with be ďtheĒ thing but there are enough places churning them out to require you to find a way to stand out from the sweet masses. This little place has found that distinction, at least for us.

According to their website and information in the shop, itís a family run place that grew out of an effort to take old family recipes and give them a healthier twist. Hence the Lite in DeLite. Each recipe apparently contains half the calories, half the fat and half the sugar of the more hedonistic originals.

I donít usually focus on nutritional information but they are kind enough to provide it on their website so Iíll share the details of the half dozen we strolled out with and then weíll talk about what you lose in taste for the loss in calories.
 

 
 
 

The Original

 

Chocolate cake, pb cup center, chocolate pb frosting, chocolate drizzle
 

Calories:

221

Fat:

8.2 g

Cholesterol:

8.7 g

Carb:

42.4 g

Sugar:

28.4 g

Protein:

4.2 g

 

 

Holy Cannoli

 

Cream cheese cake with cannolli filling, cream cheese frosting, chocolate chips and cannoli crust on top
 

Calories:

270

Fat:

12.3 g

Cholesterol:

43.4 g

Carb:

39.5 g

Sugar:

25.1 g

Protein:

3.3 g

 


 

Ice Cream Sundae

 

Banana cake, strawberry preserve center, vanilla frosting, chocolate drizzle, crushed peanuts and a cherry on top
 

Calories:

261

Fat:

9.1 g

Cholesterol:

33.3 g

Carb:

44.4 g

Sugar:

31.5 g

Protein:

2.7 g

 


 

S'mores

 

Chocolate cake, marshmallow and chocolate ganache center, marshmallow frosting with a graham cracker rim drizzled with chocolate
 

Calories:

219

Fat:

8.5 g

Cholesterol:

36.8 g

Carb:

32.8 g

Sugar:

22.3 g

Protein:

2.3 g


 


 

Blueberry Pancake Cupcake

 

Blueberry pancake cake, maple syrup frosting, with or without bacon on top
 

Calories:

209

Fat:

7.7 g

Cholesterol:

36.8 g

Carb:

33.3 g

Sugar:

22 g

Protein:

2.4 g


 

 

Red Velvet

No Information Given


Developed Flavors...
 

...In Cake, Filling And Frosting
 

Truth be told, I really liked their treats. The whole wheat gives a nicely savory counter balance to the serious sweetness of the toppings and fillings. It works exceptionally well with the red velvet and well with the pancake and chocolate cakes but overpowers the banana a bit in the ice cream sundae. The frostings are smooth and definitely sweet enough even with half the sugar and fat. The combos work well together, I had favorites but that all comes down to personal taste, I'm sure you could find your own personal favorites in the case, and you can do it with decreased guilt.

Just before leaving Steph spotted jars of Biscotti and Macaroons on the top of the counter and we added a couple of lemon raspberry macaroons to the order. They were light and crispy, filled with fruit and zest and now Steph wants to make some. Must be good. Pure DeLite stands out in a really good way, inventive, scrumptious and an eye on improved nutrition for sweet treats. We'll certainly be back. So many more flavors to go.
 


Some Less Cakey Treats
 

Crispy, Fruity And Bright Macaroons
 
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