It’s not often that I venture into the French Market in New Orleans Square. I don’t even have a good reason for not going, it just doesn’t happen on a regular basis. But when there is HAUNTED MANSION HOLIDAY CAKE, you make it a priority.
When I arrived at the French Market, there were only 2 pieces of Haunted Mansion cake left!
I scooped one up, obviously the “better looking/centered chocolate one” and headed out to the lovely patio to enjoy it.
I really had no idea what type of cake this even was. But honestly, it didn’t matter, because the printed chocolate piece on top sold itself.
The design is made up of mirror images from the Haunted Mansion Holiday attraction. You’ve got the “Monster” wreaths chomping on the “HMH” text bordered with two bats that are reminiscent of Jack Skellington’s bow tie.
What I really liked about this chocolate piece is that the design was printed directly onto the white chocolate. It is not one of those printed sugar papers that you find on the krispies rice treats and other desserts that feature images. This one, you can bite right into and it’s just a mini slab of solid white chocolate.
As far as the cake goes, I asked the cast member to share the cake’s description with me. She mentioned that it was more of a brownie than a cake, and that it was layered with caramel. The cake appears white in the photos because it’s dusted with powdered sugar.
Once you slice it open though, you can see the thick chocolate cake and its caramel layers.
I completely agree with the cast member’s description. The cake was very brownie-like. It was thick and moist but definitely had a brownie texture. Those layers of caramel really made for a great flavor combination. I’m not a huge chocolate fan, but if you throw caramel in the mix, I’m in.
Overall I think that the Haunted Mansion Holiday Cake is 100% worth a visit to the French Market. The cake is great and the ambiance of this counter service restaurant can’t be beat. You can enjoy some nice jazz while admiring the views of the Rivers of America all while eating caramel layered Haunted Mansion themed chocolate cake. It’s a win, win, win situation!
Have you tried the Haunted Mansion Holiday Cake from the French Market or do you plan to? Let us know in the comments below!