Given that I'm almost always dissatisfied with bakery cupcakes, I don't know what compelled me last month to stop into KoDee Cakes, a tiny stand-alone spot in Mount Washington near Whole Foods. Inside the cozy storefront, cupcakes with interesting and seasonal flavors—cranberry chai, choco honey nut, snickerdoodle, butterscotch—stood in neat lines behind glass along with a few other baked goods, including pumpkin brownies. I decided to get a busted pumpkin cupcake ($3.50), and I'm glad I did because holy shit, this might be the best commercial cupcake I've ever had. The cake was moist and fluffy, chocolatey without being overly sweet. Pumpkin puree appeared to have been folded into the batter, so that partway through scarfing it down I encountered a ribbon of bright orange pumpkin that only added an extra depth to the chocolate flavor. And the frosting wasn't too heavy or too sweet—it was light and hit an all-too-rare balance between butter and sugar.