A new cupcake can currently be found at The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge.
And it’s hard not to notice it because the beautiful African Sunshine Cupcake is certainly eye-catching!
The sign for the cupcake (which also lists it as $4.99 or a Disney Dining Plan snack credit) explains the inspiration behind the confection, noting that “Africa is the 10th largest producer of sunflowers in the world.”
The icing sunflower is created with a layer of fudge in the center covered by crisp candy pearls, all surrounded by yellow and green vanilla-flavored buttercream petals.
The chocolate cake base is further flavored with orange, and the citrus really bursts through in the taste!
You’ll notice that there is no hidden filling (meaning you get a ton of cake).
And the African Sunshine Cupcake also differentiates itself from other Disney cupcakes by favoring a thin layer of the fudge icing to stay true to the design of the flower. So, those who prefer the frosting-to-cake ratio to be higher might be disappointed. But for those who lean towards lots of cakey goodness (not to mention some terrific flavor), this is a great pick!
Stop by The Mara in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for the African Sunshine Cupcake!
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