OK, I’ve got a special treat for you today!!!
I first saw this little guy at The Mara at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on a trip to the World in February, and I couldn’t wait to try it!
But they offer some pretty amazing sweet treats as well! The legendary Zebra Domes are well documented, but I’m pretty sure this one will catch some serious fans as well. I thought it was my beloved Mickey Ganache Tart, but I was in for a surprise…
The Chocolate Raspberry Mickey Tart
I was seriously over the moon about the Mickey Ganache Tart the first time I had it while visiting Jolly Holiday Bakery in Disneyland. It quickly became one of my all time favorite Disney sweet treats!
So I was super excited when I started seeing similar tarts pop up in Disney World bakery cases as well — including here at The Mara.
This seemed to be a slight variation on the original. To begin, there was no adorable little white chocolate Mickey face, but that wasn’t a deal breaker. And the star-shaped sprinkles provided a whimsical touch.
The most striking difference at first glance, however, is the crust. While Jolly Holiday’s version is made with a “blond” shortbread crust, the one here is chocolate.
The ganache was slightly different as well. While it’s still the same thick, rich texture — this was a much darker chocolate filling than the earlier version featured. As you can see, it’s so dense that it holds its shape when broken apart. It’s like you’re eating a truffle!
But upon taking a bite, I got a serious surprise…
I not only tasted the super sweet chocolate, but also a tart, fruity flavor! Looking inside, I found that there was an entire layer of raspberry jam hidden beneath the ganache! Who knew?
Since I am a big fan of fruit and chocolate, I was very happy with this version. It was a fun surprise, and made for an even more complex dessert. But beware if you’re not a fruit-and-chocolate supporter; this might not be what you were hoping. 😉
What about you — will you be rushing over to The Mara to sample the Chocolate Raspberry Mickey Tart? Let us know below in comments!