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Review: Chocolate Caramel Cupcake at Roaring Fork in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort

If you stop by the bakery case in Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, there is bound to be something that will catch your eye; maybe the Magic Cookie Bar, or the S’mores cupcake, which is still going strong.

Cupcakes at Roaring Fork

Cupcakes at Roaring Fork

But there is a treat often found there that’s managed to fly under the radar, and that’s the Chocolate Caramel Cupcake.

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes in Bakery Case

Chocolate Caramel Cupcakes in Bakery Case

I think this snack’s low profile is due to its rather simple appearance. While chocolate on chocolate always looks pretty good, when it’s placed near something like the Strawberry Lemonade Cupcake

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes at Roaring Fork

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes at Roaring Fork

… it can be easy to miss. But my fellow caramel fans should take notice, because you don’t want to pass this by!

Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

Chocolate Caramel Cupcake

While I mentioned this cupcake being rather plain at first glance, the “outside” is still nothing to sneeze at. Rich chocolate cake is topped with dense chocolate frosting that is dark enough to be mistaken for bittersweet chocolate (especially when spied in the bakery case), but reminds me more of chocolate fudge in both flavor and consistency. YUM.

Chocolate Frosting closeup

Chocolate Frosting closeup

The frosting is not laid on too thick, which is fine because it leaves more room for what’s inside… and it’s what’s inside that really delivers the “Wow” factor here.

Caramel filling

Caramel filling

Now, they say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” So while a an oozing pile of caramel sprinkled with cake crumbs may not make for the prettiest photo ever, this beholder thinks the gooey, generous pile of caramel is about as close to gorgeous as food can get! (Well, this and plastic cheese, of course.)

Caramel filling

Caramel filling

Gooey caramel

Gooey caramel

This is no mere dollop of caramel — there is enough of the golden stuff in here to have caramel with every bite of the cake. Or, you can do what I did… just dig in and eat the caramel by itself, then finish the chocolate cake ;) .

Should you find yourself at Wilderness Lodge, make sure to stop by Roaring Fork’s bakery case. While you never know exactly what you might find, it’s a pretty safe bet that you’ll happen upon something good!

And don’t forget to check out even more amazing Disney Cupcakes here!!

Would you like to try the Chocolate Caramel Cupcake? Please let us know with a comment!

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8 Comments

  1. Kaz says:

    We are staying there this summer. I am so getting one of these.

  2. Joni says:

    YUM!!!!
    And the S’mores cupcake looks good too.
    Has anyone tried that one?

  3. AJ says:

    Joni — You can see our review of the Wilderness Lodge S’mores Cupcake here!

  4. Linda says:

    ooh, this looks so yummy!! I am not sure i would have chosen this one from the bakery case, but after reading and seeing the pictures, I’ll have to give a try! We are staying at The Wilderness Lodge and I’m sure we will be stopping by Roaring Forks plenty of times! Thanks for showcasing this cupcake!

  5. Essie says:

    I have been wanting to visit this beautiful resort for years now and I would def go to try this cupcake! The strawberry lemonade looks wonderful, also. I think a visit is in order for my next trip. Great, delicious report, thanks.

  6. Dawn says:

    Oh my. That looks heavenly! The S’mores cupcake at Roaring Forks is my current favorite cupcake in all of WDW, but this one will definitely have to be on my list for the next visit!

  7. Ashley says:

    This looks right up my alley! I love chocolate & caramel together.

  8. Stefanie says:

    Is this available all the time?

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