I don’t go to Sunshine Seasons in Epcot nearly enough. (This is true of everyone pretty much, right? )
This great spot is smack in the middle of the Land pavilion in Epcot, and offers some of the best counter service food in all of Walt Disney World. This includes some very unique desserts, and anytime I DO visit I can’t resist trying out a few new treats. Today: the Chocolate Raspberry Cupcake…
This is what I would call an “attractive” cupcake (minus the condensation droplets…sorry about that…). Colorful Mickey sprinkles and dark chocolate curls, thick pink buttercream frosting, chocolate cake — admit it; you’d fall for it, too. But let’s get down to the review of what’s inside!
As my friend and I took initial bites, we debated whether the frosting (I always start with the frosting) was actually raspberry-flavored, or if it was just pink buttercream. In the end, my friend — who happens to be a pastry guru — said yes, it was raspberry. I wasn’t convinced, so if you’ve tried this one, let me know what you think!
Now, I’d been told by the cast member at the counter that the cake did have raspberry filling (YAY!), so I was excited to see what was inside… . When I split the cake down the middle, I found what was basically seedless raspberry jam…kind of like thick raspberry donut filling.
This I found encouraging, since raspberry donuts are my favorite (trumped only by lemon donuts…of which I eat the lemon filling and leave
most some of the donut). And, sure enough, the filling was delicious.
As for the chocolate cake itself, it was good, though nothing really WOW-worthy. The addition of the raspberry filling made it delicious, but we found our interest in the cupcake waned once the filling was gone and we were left with plain chocolate cake.
To sum this one up: pretty, but ultimately not one of my favorite Disney Cupcakes.
It’s not a mix of interesting flavors like the Guava Cream Cheese Cupcake (also at Sunshine Seasons). And it doesn’t carry the flavorful heft of the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcake at the Main Street Bakery.
If I could only choose a certain number of cupcake contenders for the Disney World cupcake crawl, this one probably wouldn’t make the cut.
What is your favorite must-have dessert at Sunshine Seasons? Will you be adding this entry to your own cupcake crawl? Let us know below in comments!