A Bel Air bakery serves up a vanilla caramel cupcake with a twist.

In Maryland, people eat almost everything with Old Bay crab seasoning. But would you eat an Old Bay cupcake?

A Harford County bakery has one on the menu that is actually quite popular. The Flavor Cupcakery’s Old Bay Salted Caramel cupcake is a year-round specialty and appears on the shelves whenever the bakers think we need a little spice.

Made with vanilla cake, caramel buttercream, and drizzled with Old Bay salted caramel, the spicy cupcake is garnished with another Maryland classic – an Utz Old Bay Crab Chip. 

The seafood seasoning concoction is part of the baker’s large flavor rotation and is available at both locations. You can even special-order a dozen or two for your next crab feast. Some of the bakery’s other unusual flavors include French Toast (with candied bacon), Mango Margarita, Lucky Charms, and Cadbury Creme Egg. The Flavor Cupcakery makes everything from scratch and has won several awards for its cupcakes, including for “The Nutcracker”-inspired cupcakes featured on season four of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars.

If you are still trying to wrap your head around the idea of an Old Bay cupcake, you probably haven’t been in Maryland for long.

Cake isn’t the only sweet treat made with the popular seafood seasoning. Fisher’s Pop Corn on the Boardwalk in Ocean City has had caramel popcorn dusted with Old Bay on the menu for years. The Charmery serves up Old Bay Caramel ice cream at its Hampden location, and Sweet Cascades Chocolatier in Ellicott City sells chocolate-dipped caramels and chocolate crabs sprinkled with Old Bay.

Flavor Cupcakery has two locations, one in Bel Air and another in Cockeysville. To find out when the Old Bay cupcakes are available, visit the website and check out the daily cupcake menu. 

Have you ever tried a dessert made with Old Bay? Did you like it? Tell us in the comments!