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We found this amazing butterfinger cupcake waaaaaay back in early 2009, and at first, I wasn’t sure it was real!
I decided (nearly three years later) that it was time to re-visit this treasure and see if it still garnered high marks as a snack (or breakfast ;-)) worthy cupcake.
I’m all about in-depth research — especially where frosting is concerned! So what’s underneath that crushed butterfinger topping?
The answer is obvious, isn’t it? Chocolate, frosting, and more chocolate! As you can see, I got the lighting a little better this time! You can see this monstrous cupcake in all its glory…
Once you carve through the butterfinger topping, your first stop is that lard-y vanilla buttercream frosting — the perfect accompaniment for this particular baked good. I’m so glad they didn’t go with straight chocolate; the vanilla gives a lighter flavor and look to the cupcake while still delivering lots of texture.
The chocolate cake here is one of the best when it comes to Disney cupcakes. I’ve never had it be dry, grainy, or tasteless as it can be at some other bakeries.
And, of course, you get the surprise of the rich chocolate fudge frosting in the center of the cupcake! Sadly, no more butterfinger (would be fun to see pieces of butterfinger in that central frosting), but the chocolate punch is a great complement to the vanilla frosting on top.
As always, this cupcake remains in my top tier list of favorites!! I’d love to hear about yours!
Have you tried the Butterfinger Cupcake? Let us know your thoughts — and your other favorite cupcakes in Disney parks!