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Firecakes Donuts: Inventive Taste, Local Ingredients

September 11, 2013 1:53 PM

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(Credit: firecakesdonuts.com)

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By Lauren Wulf

Firecakes Donuts
68 W, Hubbard
Chicago, IL 60654
312-329-6500
www.firecakesdonuts.com

Mon – Tues: 7a.m.-3p.m.
Wed – Fri: 7a.m. – 12a.m.
Sat: 8a.m. – 12a.m.
Sun: 8a.m. – 3p.m.
(*or until sold out)

Move over cupcake, there’s a new pastry trend in town. The elevated donut has chefs across the windy city cooking up clever ways to spin the classics. Firecakes Donuts, which opened December of 2012, is serving up a lot more than your average glazed, chocolate and jelly. Another perk for the night owls out there, Firecakes is open until midnight on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Here’s the low down on this tasty shop.

(Credit: firecakesdonuts.com)

(Credit: firecakesdonuts.com)

The Good Stuff

With both classic donuts and inventive, new flavors, there is sure to be a donut for everyone on this menu. These small-batch donuts are made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients (so you can feel a little better about having a couple). Taking the donut to new levels with fun flavor combinations and unique ingredients, these are quite the creative treat.

Check out some of the donuts featured at Firecakes:

Honey Glazed
Apple Fritter
Maple Glazed Pineapple & Bacon
Butterscotch Praline
Coconut Cream
Chocolate Hazelnut Long John
Valrhona Chocolate Iced
Valrhona Chocolate & Espresso Cream
Triple Valrhona Chocolate Cake
Old Fashioned Buttermilk
Vanilla Iced
Classic Jelly
Peanut Butter Cup
Goat Cheese Iced Banana Black Walnut

If these donuts aren’t enough to perk your fancy, be sure to check out the ultimate – donut ice cream sandwich. That’s right, donuts and ice cream.

Coffee is also served from La Colombe Roasters.

For an event or party, pre-orders are also available for next day pick-up.

Lauren Wulf, CBS Chicago

Lauren Wulf writes about living in Chicago on a budget on her website, A Poor Girl’s Guide Chicago.

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