During my recent trip to Walt Disney World for opening week of the 2013 Epcot Food and Wine Festival, I got the chance to visit the BoardWalk Inn and Villas right out side of Epcot.
I love that resort for the close proximity to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But there’s another great reason to stop by: you’re steps away from BoardWalk Bakery!
And wouldn’t you know it, as I was walking by the bakery I read a twitter message from someone that mentioned a brand new cupcake! I had to stop in and check it out! (Thanks to whoever tweeted that, by the way!)
Lemon Blueberry Cupcake
We know that the Disney pastry chefs just lurve the whole lemon-blueberry combo, as do I. We’ve seen it pop up on menus from the Cinderella’s Royal Table (see my dinner review here) to Yachtsman Steakhouse (and here’s my account of dinner there), and lots of other places, too. (A moment of silence for Jiko’s House-Made Meyer Lemon Curd with Blueberry Compote, White Chocolate Biscotti, and Sour Cream Ice Cream.)
So it was no surprise that now we have the Lemon Blueberry Cupcake!
Out of the container, Disney cupcake connoisseurs will note that the Lemon Blueberry Cupcake has the same basic construction as other Boardwalk models: Cake, fluffy mound of buttercream, garnish around the edge, and fruit on top hinting at what lies within(ooooh, foreshadowing…).
Even though the garnish looks a little like mozzarella cheese (I know, right?!?), I assure you, it’s white chocolate. 🙂 You’ll notice that there isn’t a ton of color here. But that’s ok. Flavor is way more important to me than crazy colors.
Cut it in half, and the rest of the story is revealed: the center of the lemony cake houses a very generous amount of beautiful blueberry filling!
The buttercream on top is faintly flavored with lemon, but the real citrus note comes from the cake.
And the cupcake itself is delicious!
Now, if I were making an AJ’s Version of the Lemon Blueberry Cupcake, you know there would be some lemon curd (!!!!!) in there somewhere. Pooled on top in the middle of butter cream? Blueberry cake with a lemon curd filling? I’m not sure. But I would want that in addition to the blueberry filling, which makes the cake moist and delicious.
And since blueberries are a superfruit, this could totally be a healthy breakfast. Right?
Will you be adding the Lemon Blueberry Cupcake to your list of treats? Let me know below in the comments!