I don't care for Sprinkles. I have tried their cupcakes 3-4 times and everytime thought they were pretty crappy.
My vote goes to Jackie Spratt. Society is good, too.
Someone on dallasfood.org once suggested doing a cupcake tasting. If anyone ever organized such an event, I would love to read the tasters' notes.
I have been on a bit of a quest to find the best, actually.
I have to admit, that Sprinkles is tops (I really wanted them to not be the best- but alas.)
Second on my list is Tart on Lovers-
Society Bakery is neck-in-neck with Tart.
I didn't really like Jackie Sprat's all that much- but she, herself, is really nice.
I hear DoughMonkey is the way to go- but I not yet seen cupcakes there.
Also, for the best vegan cupcakes, go for Covert Vegan. They are made special order, and are out of this world (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I love Society Bakery. The cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are very good.
Dallas Affaires makes great HUGE (no,really,they are huge) cupcakes with butter cream frosting - YUM.
Would love to try DoughMonkey.
Have to say that I am not a huge Sprinkles fan - only like a few flavors. Find most to be dry.
Also, I don't like Tart either (sorry freelisa!). I can't recall why, but I threw the last cupcake I had from there away.
When you find the best, let us know! I am always searching as well :).
Oh yes - Covert Vegan cupcakes are AMAZING. You don't even know they are vegan. Every once in awhile you can even find them at Make studio in the Bishop Arts.
Not a sprinkles fan - had them several times thinking i got an 'old' batch. But 4 out of 5 times it was dry, not moist cake.