A couple of months ago I got an email from a reader — Callie Shrekengost — urging me to try the Black Forest Cupcake at Contemporary Resort’s Contempo Cafe in Disney World. I’d seen the cupcake before, but hadn’t ever had the stomach space at the time to try it; so I was grateful to get her reminder and put it on my To-Do list for the October trip!
So, here we have a chocolate cupcake topped with swirls of vanilla buttercream frosting. The thing is simply massive — ginormous — and could easily be shared! On the very tippy top of the cupcake is a chocolate-covered cherry (how can you NOT love that?!).
But we haven’t even gotten to the intriguing part yet… . It’s called a Black Forest Cupcake because it’s stuffed with…
Cherry Pie Filling!!!
Now, I know we may not know each other in person, but you have to know I love cherry pie filling, right? And I’m talking about the stuff out of the can — not some homemade version. Good old, bright red, gelatinous cherry pie filling from the grocery store shelf. Like a little piece of heaven.
Now, this cupcake has its pros and cons. Clearly, the pros include the cherry pie filling and chocolate covered cherry on top. Cons? Not enough frosting; plus, the frosting that is there is a bit too thin. While it doesn’t have the taste of whipped cream, the consistency is similar. I prefer heavier, lardier frosting to this type. It doesn’t beat the Butterfinger Cupcake (my standard against which all other Disney cupcakes are compared), but I’ll still give it a 7 out of 10!
Stay tuned for the Contempo’s other cupcake — the Dulce de Leche cupcake — in a future post!