Tuesday on Disney Parks Blog, they mentioned “The King Cupcake” being served at the bakery at Everything Pop at Disney’s Pop Century Resort.
We aren’t at Graceland to celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday today, but you can bet we’re making a beeline to the Bakery Shop in the food court at Disney’s Pop Century Resort at Walt Disney World Resort for an excuse to dig into The King Cupcake, a tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll.
Disney Pop Century Resort celebrates pop culture from the 1950s onward, so it’s a perfectly themed dessert fit for, well, a king. One of Elvis’ favorite sandwiches was peanut butter, banana and bacon, so this sweet is a riff on that unusual combo. Even better than a sandwich, this is a moist chocolate cupcake filled with banana custard and topped with a whipped peanut butter icing. And just for Elvis, there’s a flourish of candied bacon and a chocolate Pop Century logo atop.
Cost is $3.99 and counts as a snack on the Disney Dining Plan.
Needless to say, I had to get over to the resort to give it a try!
As mentioned in the description, the chocolate cupcake was said to be moist, and during our tasting, it was probably one of the most moist Disney cupcakes we’ve ever tried. The cake wasn’t too sweet, with an emphasis on chocolate being the flavor that stood out as opposed to sugar. The peanut butter icing also stayed on the side of being not-too-sweet, and the peanut butter itself stood out. Paired with the slightly crispy bits of candied, savory bacon, the cupcake had a lot of fantastic elements working for it.
As you can see, there wasn’t much banana custard in the cake. It tasted fine to me, but I’m not a fan of artificial banana flavor. Fortunately, it wasn’t too “fake” tasting to me, and all the other elements melded nicely, where the hint of banana complimented the peanut butter icing and chocolate cake. And bacon. Matt, on the other hand, really like the custard. After trying a bite of all the elements together (awesome!), we split the remaining cupcake between the two of us; Matt got the cake and custard, and I got the peanut butter icing with bacon! Sharing is good!
It’s been around for a while, but I’ve never been to Pop Century. I’m not sure how long the cupcake will be around as it hasn’t made the permanent menu board, but if you have a chance to visit Pop Century, I have to recommend picking one up. It’s certainly enough of a reason for me to return!
If you’ve tried The King Cupcake, let us know what you thought! If not, do you think you might go check it out?