Welcome back Guest Author Wendy P., with a review of the NEW Chocolate Covered Coconut Cupcake at the Contempo Café in the Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World. Coconut fans — you’ll adore this one!
My search was rewarded with the Chocolate Covered Coconut Cupcake!
I was waiting in line for my opportunity to grab one when a man lined up behind me with a Protective Cupcake Dome (cupcake to-go case ;-)). He shared these words of wisdom: “You may want to grab one of these boxes. I learned the hard way.”
I feel sad for that cupcake because it didn’t get to live out its flavor-filled destiny. I feel sad for us all that there is one less Chocolate Covered Coconut Cupcake in the world… because this thing is AWESOME!
Chocolate Covered Coconut Cupcake
It’s chocolate cake topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and a coconut center; there are no surprises here that you won’t find in the name (aside from the adorable and yummy white and dark chocolate ribbon that decorates the top). That’s exactly what makes this cupcake so perfect.
The chocolate cake base is moist and offers a nice balance to the very sweet top and center. The chocolate buttercream frosting is light and flavorful.
But the star of the show is the pure coconut center. I assumed the center would be a whipped cream dotted with coconut flakes, since the description in the bakery case mentions cream.
A hint of cream was indeed present, but it was just enough to bind the coconut flakes the slightest bit so that the center remains exactly what it should be: a big ol’ unapologetic pile of nothing but COCONUT.
The description also labeled the buttercream frosting as “dark chocolate,” but it tasted much more like milk chocolate to me, as it lacked the bittersweet taste of dark. This is not a critique so much as an observation, because I really enjoyed the flavor combo as it is.
Cupcake fans will love it. Chocolate fans will adore it. Coconut fans may want to grab a few extra napkins to wipe the tears of joy from their faces! This may sound melodramatic to some… but my fellow coconut lovers will understand :).
What’s your “go-to” cupcake at Walt Disney World? If you’ve seen any new cupcakes, please share with us!