Friday, November 21, 2008

Does Mammoth Love Cupcakes?

I couldn't have been more excited to hear that Mammoth Mountain opened early this year! We took a quick trip up last weekend for Opening Weekend. The snow was great, the weather was perfect, and we had a blast! Of course, before we left, I researched cupcakes in Mammoth Lakes. I was having no luck at all.

After dinner on Saturday night, my husband suggested dessert at the Mogul Restaurant. When I saw the dessert menu, I was excited to see something called Cinnamon Charlotte. I wasn't sure exactly what it was, but the description touted a white cupcake. Of course I was intrigued, especially since it has been a house specialty since 1971! We ordered it, along with the Almond Mocha Fudge Ice Cream Pie.

The Cinnamon Charlotte comes in a glass. It has a white cupcake on the bottom, two scoops of Dreyer's vanilla ice cream, and a hot cinnamon sauce on top. The cinnamon sauce was similar to a carmel sauce. It was definitely different than the cupcake dessert I was imagining, but it was good. The group consensus was a thumbs-up.

The ice cream pie was also very tasty! If you are ever in Mammoth Lakes, the Mogul is a great place to stop for dessert. We will be going up to Mammoth many times this snowboarding season, so I am sure we will be frequenting this restaurant.


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