Are you among our many likeminded friends who were dismayed to hear that the Butterfinger Cupcake — a longtime snack staple at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — had disappeared from The Trolley Car Café?
If so, then you’ll be thrilled to know that the Butterfinger Cupcake is BACK in The Trolley Car Café bakery case!
A question remains, however: is it the same Butterfinger Cupcake from days of yore? Let’s talk about it…
We were so excited to find the Butterfinger Cupcake — also known as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake and the Toffee Cupcake — back in place on today’s visit.
Though there’s no signage in the picture above, the price is $5.49 (you can also get it as a snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan).
Before we begin, let’s take a look at the PREVIOUS version of the Butterfinger Cupcake below.
And next is a look at the current version.
First, let’s discuss the mound of buttercream on top. It definitely presents a smaller scoop now. And in speaking with a Cast Member, they understood the initial removal was due to the top-heavy factor of the previous version leading to the cupcakes often toppling over in the case.
The Cast Member also mentioned that the buttercream is actually peanut butter flavored (though we picked up more of a straight vanilla and butter taste in the trying of it, with just a faint hint of peanut butter).
And remember the thick layer of chocolate frosting that was another remarkable factor of the cupcake? Now it’s more of a thinner fudge sauce.
It seems there also may be some tweaking of the recipe still taking place, though, as the Cast Member we spoke with was surprised at the amount of the sauce in our cupcake, since the one she sampled barely had any.
So, the Saga of the Butterfinger Cupcake continues… but believe me, we’ll be doing some further taste testing, for sure! And if you get a chance to try it, please let us know your thoughts!
Will you be trying the Butterfinger Cupcake once again? Please let us know with a comment!