9 Best Cupcakes at Walt Disney World

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Walt Disney World is home to some of the most amazing snacks that guests absolutely love to indulge in on each and every vacation. There are specific cult favorite items like the Dole Whip or No Way Jose ice cream sundae, but there are also some snacks that are a favorite in the variety of options that they present to guests. Cupcakes are beloved by most guests as they combine the perfect pairing of moist cake and creamy frosting, and there are endless interpretations to the flavors that can be used to make a delicious option. Luckily, Walt Disney World is home to some of the most delicious and incredible cupcakes throughout all four of the theme parks and beyond, and guests can certainly find the perfect option to indulge in no matter where they are. From sweet and tart to fruity and rich, there are plenty of perfect cupcake options for guests to enjoy on every Disney vacation. Here are the nine best cupcakes to indulge in on a delicious Walt Disney World vacation!


1. Kylo Ren Cupcake – Backlot Express

All things Star Wars are brought to life in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and guests who are looking to encounter the force while also enjoying an amazing cupcake should head to a quick service dining location in the Echo Lake section of the park. Backlot Express is open daily for lunch and dinner and serves up guest favorite meals such as burgers, salads, and sandwiches as well as a wonderful cupcake. The Kylo Ren Cupcake brings the Dark Side to life with a chocolate cake and chocolate peanut butter buttercream icing.

2. Carrot Cake Cupcake – Sunshine Seasons

Guests who are looking to enjoy a wide array of amazing and delicious food in Epcot’s Future World should head to the lower level of The Land Pavilion. Sunshine Seasons is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and allows guests the choice to order from several different counters which each feature their own theme such as an Asian Noodle Shop. Sunshine Seasons is also home to an amazing bakery that serves up a Carrot Cake Cupcake complete with rich carrot cake, cream cheese icing, and walnuts.

3. Rose Gold CupcakeSunshine Seasons

Sunshine Seasons is also home to another delicious cupcake that pays tribute to one of the most popular trends in Walt Disney World at the moment. Rose gold ears can be found everywhere in the park, and guests who are in love with them can now even enjoy a specialty cupcake that features them! The Rose Gold Cupcake features a vanilla and chocolate marble cake topped with plenty of vanilla buttercream topped with rose gold ears and bow made of fondant. Rose gold ears and the Rose God Cupcake are the perfect combination to enjoy in Epcot!


4. Zebra Cupcake – The Mara

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offers guests the chance to observe beautiful animals on the African savannah in addition to enjoy many wonderful dining options including a popular quick service location. The Mara is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day and serves up unique items that are inspired by some of the flavors of Africa as well as delicious bakery items that guests adore. The Zebra Cupcake features a rich chocolate cake with chocolate frosting in the middle, topped with vanilla frosting, crunchy brown bits of milk chocolate, and a decorate piece of chocolate that features black and white stripes.

5. Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake – Be Our Guest Restaurant

One of the most popular dining options in the Magic Kingdom can be found in Fantasyland and is a unique combination of quick service and full service. Be Our Guest Restaurant invites guests to dine inside the Beast’s Castle on quick service meals for breakfast and lunch and full service meals for dinner. Guests who enjoy dinner can indulge in traditional French cuisine as well as a decadent cupcake that everyone will want to leave room for. The Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcake features a vanilla sponge cake, strawberry mousse filling, and cream cheese icing making it the perfect combination of tangy and sweet!

6. Donald’s Dino-Bash Cupcake – Restaurantosaurus

Dinoland in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is home to both the Dino Institute as well as a lively party thrown by none other than Donald Duck. Guests who are enjoying the attractions and festivities of the area can also head over to the quick service Restaurantosaurus which is open each day for lunch and dinner and serves up classics like burgers and sandwiches. Guests who save room for dessert are sure to love Donald’s Dino-Bash Cupcake with features a yellow cake, filling of lemon-flavored white-chocolate mousse, buttercream frosting, crispy pearls, and a red fondant bow.

7. Marshmallow Cookie Crunch Cupcake – Liberty Inn

Each pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase is home to multiple dining locations that serve up authentic flavors and cuisine from that particular country. The American Pavilion is no exception and features the quick service location Liberty Inn which offers American classics like burgers, chicken nuggets, and salads for lunch and dinner. A delicious option to enjoy after a meal at Liberty Inn is the Marshmallow Cookie Crunch Cupcake which features a chocolate cupcake topped with a cookie marshmallow frosting, chocolate pearls, mini marshmallows, and a chocolate drizzle.

8. Red Velvet Cupcake – Sprinkles

Disney Springs is home to countless dining locations for guests to enjoy that serve up everything from Mexican cuisine to gourmet poutine. One decadent location that guests love to visit on each trip to Disney Springs is Sprinkles, a bakery famous for its gourmet cupcakes and amazing flavors. While every cupcake at Sprinkles is sure to be wonderful, one of the most popular options is the Red Velvet Cupcake which features the signature red cake accompanied by smooth cream cheese frosting. Guests can also opt to order the Red Velvet Cupcake gluten-free, vegan, or sugar-free!

9. Campfire Cupcake – Roaring Fork

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge invites guests to bask in the beauty of the National Parks and the rustic charm of the massive lodges found within them. Roaring Fork is a great quick service location at the Disney Resort that is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers cozy indoor seating as well as a great open air patio. After enjoying a delicious meal at Roaring Fork, guests definitely need to leave room for the Campfire Cupcake which features a chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow icing, cookie crumbles to resemble dirt, a campfire made of frosting, and candy rocks. Combining charm and delicious flavors, this is one cupcake that can’t be missed in Walt Disney World!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.