Benbrook’s sweet little secret

The bacon maple cupcake at Alli B's.

The bacon maple cupcake at Alli B’s.

If I hadn’t been in line at Whataburger, I might have never seen it – a tiny cupcake shop called Alli B’s Sweets & Treats. It’s in a big strip mall on the west side of 377, near where Albertson’s used to be. The tiny shop is a little hard to find, but for gourmet cupcake lovers, it’s worth tracking down.

Run by local entrepreneur Allison Beck, Alli B’s Sweets & Treats has been soothing Benbrook’s sweet tooth nearly two years.

What the place has lacked in media attention, it has made up with good word-of-mouth. Customers line up daily for gourmet cupcakes, with flavors such as limeade, chocolate marshmallow, peanut butter and jelly, chocolate chip and strawberry cheesecake.

One of the biggest sellers is the bacon maple cupcake. This isn’t a just a maple cupcake with a bacon piece stuck on top of it, although this is definitely a maple cupcake with a bacon piece stuck on top of it. What makes this one better – actual maple syrup is drizzled onto the maple frosting, and real bacon is baked into the cake.

Cupcakes are $3 each. Alli B’s also sells cookies, pies and candy.

Alli B’s Sweets & Treats, 8502 Benbrook Blvd., Benbrook. 817-249-2222. 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday.

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