Top Three Dublin Sweet Treat Spots

by - Saturday, April 02, 2016

Not so long ago, a colleague made the very inspired suggestion that we get some donuts as a Friday afternoon treat. It has since become a regular sweet treat routine, possibly not the best for my sugar levels, but pretty damn good all the same :)


So on the quest for the best, here are the three tried, and thoroughly tested, outstanding spots so far.
I think what these three places have in common is quality, freshness and originality.  They couldn't be further removed from bland supermarket baking and packaged rubbish full of additives. These are the crème de la crème of foodie delights.

So first up is Aungier Danger and if you haven't already tried these you are seriously missing out.

My pick was the red velvet donut and my mouth is actually watering thinking about it now. It's very moreish, large in size with a crispy donut base (flavorsome rather than oily) and the super delicious red velvet centre. It's actually heavenly, if you don't groan out loud eating this, then you have way more restraint than I have!


Red Velvet Donut Aungier Danger

They have a full range at their shop on Aungier Street, open from 7.30 in the morning but be aware that they frequently sell out so get there early.

Aungier Danger Donut Selection at Arnott's
Photo courtesy of Aungier Danger

Flavours include Banoffee Autopsy and Oreo Marshmallow as well as many more, and seasonal specials appear from time to time, also, such as this creme egg donut which I'm pretty gutted I missed out on.

Aungier Danger Creme Egg Donut
Creme Egg Donut, photo courtesy of Aungier Danger

They are based on Aungier St. obviously, no. 37 to be exact, and you can follow them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.  They are pretty excellent at updating social media and will let you know if they are sold out, so always good to have a quick check before you head down there.
 

Next up is The Cupcake Bloke, aka Graham and he has a market stall on Coppinger Row, Dublin 2, every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The Cupcake Bloke Stall, Coppinger Row
Market stall, photo courtesy of the Cupcake Bloke

Again, these cupcakes are all about quality and passion - Graham likes to experiment with texture and flavour to give something a little bit different. They are both visually stunning and absolutely gorgeous to eat. 

Cupcake Bloke Cupcake
Photo courtesy of The Cupcake Bloke

My first experience of a Cupcake Bloke cupcake was around St. Patrick's Day and it was an Irish Coffee cupcake, made with a little whiskey and clove in the buttercream and a pipette of Irish Whiskey Syrup. The sponge is soft and moist with fabulous flavours in the icing - the little pipette is such a cool touch and goes perfectly with the cupcake.

Seasonal cupcakes are available so keep an eye out on his Facebook page and his Twitter account as well as Instagram. You can also get a gluten free option such as this Lemon with White Chocolate and Poppy seed (available at time of writing).

Gluten Free Cupcake by the Cupcake Bloke
Photo courtesy of the Cupcake Bloke


Last up but definitely not least is the Dublin Cookie Co. and this is on 29 Thomas Street, in the Liberties. 

Dublin Cookie Co. Pricing

Not long open, I reckon this will become a favourite spot for many. It has a lovely storefront and an aura of freshness and bustle within, as well as the most incredible aromas! 

The store is the baby of Jenny and Elaine, baking and selling their cookies at markets and festivals since 2014 and now at the helm of the new store.

Jenny and Elaine of the Dublin Cookie Co.
Photo courtesy of The Dublin Cookie Co.
I popped by to get a selection around Easter time and they had these lovely Easter themed cookies:

Easter themed cookies from the Dublin Cookie Co.

Aside from being incredibly cute to look at, they were also delicious, buttery and crumbly with high quality chocolate topping. 

I also got some others to try, the sound of the Sea Salted Caramel and Toasted Pecan was intriguing and it was fab, definitely one I would recommend. You can really get the salty tang mixed with the sweetness of the caramel.
I also got myself a Carrot Cake Cookie Sandwich which was slightly spicy with a sweet cream filling.
The classic Chocolate Chip Cookie is also a winner, soft and chewy with Belgian chocolate chips, yum!

Here's some of the latest selection:

Dublin Cookie Co. selection
Photo courtesy of the Dublin Cookie Co.

Check out all their news and updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Do you have anywhere to recommend? Do let me know and I'll put it on our list of places to try :)

Cliona
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9 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, those doughnuts look to die for! So sinful really... But yes, please ... I'll have a couple please or maybe more! x

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  2. Wow, I have a huge sweet tooth and these look incredible! That red velvet donut started me off, but I think the creme egg one looks stunning - one to look out for next year! (Is it wrong that I'm now considering a trip to Dublin based on this post?!)

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  3. Oh my goodness these look amazing! I love cake, pretty much any cake! What a fab colleague to suggest this for a Friday afternoon treat. Creme egg donut is right up my street! X

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  4. That sounds like the sugar fix I could really do with right now in this moment in time. Anyone feeling generous?

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  5. Oh those sound astonishingly delicious - I am drooling at the thought of all of them. I suspect I'd find it hard to stick to just Fridays.

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  6. OMG dont! This all looks so delicious! And you made your way through it - go girl! x

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  7. Wow these look insanely delicious! I love that you sampled them all! H x

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  8. These places all look great. That red velvet doughnut looks so tasty. I miss Dublin x

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  9. Oh wow drooling over here! They all look so good but the doughnut place looks incredible! Please take me there

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