REVIEW: Fall Arrives Early as Apple Pie Cupcake Returns to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

An autumnal apple pie cupcake has returned to Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. This is the first fall treat to arrive at Walt Disney World Resort this year, though it is still firmly summer in late July.

Autumnal Apple Pie Cupcake – $5.99


The Autumnal Apple Pie Cupcake is topped with a sugar pumpkin and buttercream in shades of orange, yellow, brown, and sage.


The cupcake itself is cinnamon-spiced, evoking the flavors of fall. Don’t think about eating this on the go, as the interior is full of stewed apples.


The cake tastes like a mild spice cake. It was fluffy and had a nice flavor without being too heavy. It was a good base for this cupcake.


The tart apples were still crunchy and crisp. They had a nice spice and flavor and were the same quality as a good apple pie filling.


The icing was standard buttercream, but there was a little too much of it for our taste. If you’re a big icing fan, this one may just be for you.


The sugar pumpkin was a fun decoration that kids in particular will probably love eating.

Overall, the spice cake balanced the tart apple filling really well, and the sweet icing brought the flavors together nicely. It wasn’t as well-balanced as some of the other desserts we’ve had from Gasparilla, though. We would have liked less icing and more filling, but it’s still a tasty treat.

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