Red Velvet Cupcake at The Cupcakery

Many people think of this Southern recipe as a form of chocolate cake, but while there is cocoa in the batter, it is really something unto itself. The Cupcakery has the best version around, and it uses a thick cream-cheese-based frosting to make you feel extra guilty. $3, 9680 S. Eastern Ave., 207-2253; 7175 W. Lake Mead Blvd., 835-0060.