The Match-Up: Dozen vs. CoCo's - Caramel Apple Cupcakes

The Match-Up: Dozen vs. CoCo's - Caramel Apple Cupcakes

We know there are more than two cupcake companies in Pittsburgh, but the debate always seems to be between the cupcakes at Dozen Cupcakes or the ones at CoCo’s Cupcake Cafe.

The pictures show Caramel Apple cupcakes from each store. Totally different presentation between the two bakeries. Immediately you will notice the one from Dozen is much larger than the one from CoCo’s – are they compensating for taste? The one from CoCo’s is covered in nuts and has a stick in it like a real caramel apple – is that to distract you from the small size?

Both places charge $2.50 per cupcake! But then again, that’s only half the price of a venti-soy-no-syrup-extra-sauce-caramel-latte with whip.

Dozen has a petite location in Squirrel Hill on Murray Ave, but they are expanding and also serve Lawrenceville, Downtown Cultural District, South Side (grand opening today), and sell Andy Warhol inspired cupcakes at the Warhol Museum. Some might say they are becoming the Crazy Mocha of cupcakes! But we’re not here to judge business plans, we just want good cupcakes.

CoCo’s is located on Ellsworth Avenue in Shadyside. More than just a grab-and-go, CoCo’s has a cafe feel. They offer wireless and outside seating in the summer. We heard they even host birthday parties.

Honestly, we loved them both! So we’re leaving it up to you to determine the outcome of this debate. We want to hear what you think, vote for one of the cupcake places below – just fill in the blank if your favorite cupcake joint isn’t listed. BTW, did you know the mayor declared an “Official Cupcake Day” in the ‘Burgh?


Dozen Cupcakes vs. CoCo's Cupcakes

Dozen Cupcakes vs. CoCo's Cupcakes

Caramel Apple cupcake from CoCo's Cupcake Cafe

Caramel Apple cupcake from CoCo's Cupcake Cafe

Caramel Apple cupcake from Dozen Cupcakes

Caramel Apple cupcake from Dozen Cupcakes

Dozen (left) vs. CoCo's (right)

Dozen (left) vs. CoCo's (right)

Dozen (left) vs. CoCo's (right)

Dozen (left) vs. CoCo's (right)

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CoCo’s Cupcake Cafe
(map)
5811 Ellsworth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 361-2625

When are they open?
Sunday: 12pm-5pm
Monday: closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 11am-7pm
Friday/Saturday: 11am-10pm
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Dozen Cupcakes
(map)
1707 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 420-5135

When are they open?
Sunday: closed
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 8pm
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