The Trolley Car Café located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is usually one of my first stops when I arrive at the park. Not only can I get my favorite Starbucks beverage, but there are usually a few tempting treats in the display case. Recently, four new desserts joined the menu, and I couldn’t wait to try them. There’s a Chocolate Pecan Tart, an Apple Almond Tart, a Raspberry Napoleon, and a Latte Cake. Let’s dig in.
Chocolate Pecan Tart – $5.49
The Chocolate Pecan Tart is filled with a thick, chunky pecan filling. It’s topped with a chocolate fudge layer and dark chocolate pieces. It is the most expensive of the four new desserts, but probably the least impressive. The filling was nice, but it was difficult to get enough chocolate for each bite. The crunchy pearls on top were a nice surprise. They add a salty crunch to the chocolate and pecan flavors. When you can get a nice bite combining the chocolate topping, pecan filling, and golden crust, it’s a pretty tasty tart.
Apple Almond Tart – $4.99
This Apple Almond Tart is beautiful. You can’t help but stare. There’s a ring of crushed almonds surrounding a spread of thinly sliced apples and caramel. The cake filling is dense with a buttery almond taste. The cake is held onto the tray by honey, so you’ll taste a bit of extra sweetness here and there. The inside has a pound cake consistency and goes well with the sweet apple slices.
Raspberry Napoleon – $5.29
This is definitely the largest of the desserts. The layers of pastry are soft, with layers of raspberry cream in the middle and on top. A small raspberry decorates the cake. These treats are so good, they don’t need much decoration. The cream has a very sweet, candy-like raspberry taste. It’s all so whipped and fluffy. The pastry is a bit chewy once it melds with the raspberry, and there is plenty of raspberry to go around.
Latte Cake – $4.99
The favorite of the four was definitely the Latte Cake. It’s made up of a chocolate base, and layers of cake and mousse. The chocolate, vanilla, and espresso flavors are layered together beautifully. It’s even topped by a chocolate-covered espresso bean. The cake was fresh, and the mousse isn’t overly rich. It’s a sweet snack without the sugary, heavy taste.
Which of these new desserts are you excited to try?