Random Cupcake Naming Opportunity of the Week

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 4th 2012 119 11

Cocoa Van, a local cupcake delivery service, is all grown up. Owner Nicole Reed has temporarily given up her van to open up a brand new, standing bakery in Cordova where she sells her homemade cupcakes.

When I stopped by today, she gave me a cupcake and a problem to solve.

First, the cupcake:

Cocoa Van Cupcake, Memphis Tenn.

It's a super moist chocolate cupcake with peanut butter buttercream icing, a chocolate ganache drizzle and salted peanuts on top. The problem? It has no name.

That's where you come in. We need to name this cupcake. It's too tasty not to be ordered by name. It's too perfect to be written on a menu board as "chocolate cupcake with peanut butter buttercream icing, etc."

We've got until noon tomorrow (April 5) to come up with a name for it. Leave your suggestions in the comments, and we'll pick a winner tomorrow. The winner (who will be chosen by me in the method of my choosing) will win four cupcakes from Cocoa Van.

***We have a winner***

Congratulations to OJ, who suggested that the cupcake be named the "Z-Bo" after the Grizzlies' forward. Here's why:

"Dark exterior, but sweet and smooth finish. Jams a lot of flavor in an undersized package. With a little help from the nuts (Tony Allen) on top."

Well played, OJ, well played.


Go there:

Cocoa Van Cupcakes

7990 Trinity Rd.
Cordova, TN 38018
(901) 308-1536

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Kelley Simpson says:

    The PB&C!    peanut butter and chocolate.

  2. Hilda says:


  3. Jenifer Cox says:

    I think the name for this cupcake should be the Tiger Truffle! Go Memphis! 

  4. Kelley Simpson says:

    The Dieter's Demise.

  5. Claire Flude says:

    salty chocolate. Orgasmic.

  6. Nancy says:

    cocoa PB ganache

  7. Parker W. says:

    When I saw this I immediately thought of chocolatey-peanut buttery passion, and that's why this cupcake needs to be named "PB&❤"!

  8. richard says:

    Peanut Butter Seduction

  9. Joe says:

    The Ernest Borgnine

  10. Leah Kazantzis says:

    How about "Cocoa Nutty?" or "Peanut McDreamy?"

  11. Kelli says:

    The Nutty Professor!

  12. Ash says:

    chocolate elephant; pb&c

  13. Laura says:

    Peter Pan & Wendy

  14. Melissa says:

    Wilfred Brimly's wet dream (diabetes)

  15. Choco Choco Nutty Love (like hunka hunka burnin' love)

  16. Emily says:

    Buckeye Bliss, Heaven on Earth, The Perfect Pair or You Got Your Chocolate in my Peanut Butter!

  17. Kris says:

    nutty peanut-buttery ganachey drizzley heaven

  18. Howard Stovall says:

    The "Don King"

  19. Elizabeth says:

    The Dream Team….or Match Made in Heaven….or Soul Mates

  20. Christie Sallee says:

    Good golly goober ganache.

  21. Chelsie says:

    Reedses peanut butter cup

  22. Gigi Ballester says:

    Salty Hunka Peanuttier

  23. Joye5789 says:

    Choco Peanutia

  24. Cathy Watson says:

    Cocoa Nutty Classic

  25. Cathy Watson says:

    The cupcake sounds fantastic.  It's a classic flavor combo, taken to the next level.

  26. Chelsie says:

    edit: Reedses Peanut Butter Cupcake

  27. Jill Reynolds says:

    Add a bit of caramel drizzle and call it "Better than a Snickers!!".  Looks amazing!

  28. Tammy says:

    Pecho Heavenly Delight!!

  29. Jamie says:

    Bluff city bliss

  30. viviana says:


  31. Allison says:

    Memphis Melt

  32. Christian says:

    The Nutty PB&C

  33. Ronica Matthewx says:

    I luv chocolate! Chocolate is luv!! Everything you’ve added to it =”P’Nut Butta Luv” :oD

  34. Ronica Matthews says:

     I luv chocolate!!! Chocolate is luv!!! Everything you've added to it= "P'Nut Butta Luv"  

  35. Ronica Matthews says:

    I luv Chocolate!! Chocolate is luv!! Everything you've added to this cupcake=" P'Nut Butta Luv"

  36. Marley says:

    Grizzlies Delight
    Close Encounters of the Choco Nutty Kind
    Nutty Mountain
    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Chocolate
    Choco-Nut Glee

  37. Norman Wilkes says:


  38. Price says:

    Midnight Express
    I'm With Cocoa
    Cocoanutter Crunch

  39. J and A says:

    Rest in Reese
    The Jar n' Bar
    Thier Annoyingly Perfect Marriage

  40. Michele Standley says:

    Ganache you’re nutty!

  41. Stephanie says:

    The Tagalong's Upgrade.
    This is coming from someone who loves the peanut butter chocolate combination so much that I take spoonfulls of peanutbutter and place them on top of pieces of dark chocolate. 

  42. Marley says:

    I've Got the Choco Nutty Blues

  43. Sara Hays says:

    Mighty Muddy Mississippi
    The Downtowner
    Memphis PB&C

  44. Sheila Brennan says:

    The  Drumstick
    Tagalong Cake
    The Friend-maker

  45. Danna says:

    Cocoa's Nut Spreme
    Peanut Explosion
    The Jailhouse Rocky Top

  46. Len Pipkin says:

    ‘Sweet Soul Sister’…


    ’10 Seconds 2 Love’…

  47. MEL says:


  48. melissa says:

    Chocolate Nuttopia

  49. Chey says:

    The Cocoa Chanel

  50. Bryan Evans says:

    Memphis Love

  51. Chey says:

    Creature from the Black Legume

  52. Kerry says:

    The Peanut Allergy Cure

  53. richard cox says:

    the triple lindy

  54. May says:

    Elvis After Dark. 

  55. Tammy says:

    ChocoNut Surprise!

  56. dncn says:

    The Devils Personal Creme

  57. OJ says:

    The Z-Bo:
    Dark exterior, but sweet and smooth finish. Jams a lot of flavor in an undersized package. With a little help from the nuts (Tony Allen) on top.

  58. Peggy says:

    Hunk of Chocolate Luv

  59. Peggy says:

    Mighty Memphis Munch

  60. Peggy says:

    Cocoa Vanlicious

  61. Marley says:

    Wolf River Mud

  62. Marley says:

    Cocoa Nut Dream or Cocoa Nut Heaven or Cocoa Nut Enchantment

  63. Shameka says:

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch

  64. EricW says:

    black & tan

  65. Parker W. says:

    Carver's Surprise

  66. Sharon Banton says:


  67. Nicolette says:

    Salty On Sweet, or the "SOS" for short (Afterall, I could totally see this cupcake coming to my rescue :))
    Nutty Nut Chocolate Sensation
    Tiger Stripe Cupcake

  68. Kimberly says:

    The Ooey Gooey!

  69. Keshia says:

    Party in Your Mouth

  70. Cheri says:

    Cocoa Van Nutter

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