Sarah S., who writes several blogs including Kitchen Catastrophes, emailed me recently to see if I’d heard of or seen the “White Chocolate Elephant Cupcake” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This clearly belongs in our “You Won’t Believe This!” snack series! Here’s Sarah’s description:
This is called the White Chocolate Elephant Cupcake and can be found at Disney Animal Kingdom’s Kusafiri Coffee Shop and Bakery. This cupcake really has a WOW factor in its height alone. When we walked away from the counter with this — for brunch, I might add — people were staring and pointing.
The cupcake is make of chocolate cake and topped with a white vanilla cream frosting, which is super sweet but very yummy. The white frosting is topped with toasted coconut, which really adds to the flavor. In the center is a peanut-butter textured frosting that I couldn’t actually place a flavor on, but it was still excellent-tasting and added texture to the entire creation.
The best part of this cupcake is its name-sake: a white chocolate elephant lollipop stuck right into the top! So with this sweet treat you get two snacks for the price of one (the cupcake was $3.99 — the same as the other cupcakes highlighted on the Disney Food Blog). Some Disney cupcakes can be dry but this was moist and rich.
So, this looks pretty Yum, right? I can’t believe I missed this and can’t WAIT to get my very own when I head back to Animal Kingdom. Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Sarah!