REVIEW: Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake at The Trolley Car Cafe in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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It’s been around off-and-on for several years now, even surviving the closure of its original home, the Starring Rolls Cafe. Colloquially known as the “Butterfinger Cupcake”, the Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake is now back at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Surprisingly, we’ve never actually reviewed it before now. Now that it’s back, let’s take a crack at it, shall we?

You can find this little treat at the Trolley Car Cafe on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood Studios.

They didn’t even have a sign for it in the case. It’s $5.49, if you were wondering.

Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake ($5.49)

It’s not terribly exciting to look at on the outside. It does come in a cute little cardboard sleeve, though, to give it a bit of color.

Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake ($5.49)

The top certainly smells like Butterfingers.

Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake ($5.49)

Peeling back the wrapper shows off the chocolate cupcake base.

Peanut Butter Crunch Cupcake ($5.49)

After much effort, (plastic utensils are basically useless), I was able to cut into the top and split this baby open. I was surprised and delighted by the inside. The Butterfinger layer is only the shell on top, with a buttercream frosting making up the bulk of the dome. Inside the cake is a caramel sauce of some sort. It was pretty runny, and I could have done with a bit more, to be honest.

How was the flavor? Well, for something touting itself as “peanut butter”, it really didn’t taste much like peanut butter. If you eat the candy shell on its own, it’s definitely Butterfinger. Combined with the chocolate cake and the massive blob of buttercream icing, however, the peanut butter disappears. The crunch from the candy shell is a nice addition to the softness of the rest of the concoction, in my opinion.

Is it worth your $5.49? Honestly, I think so. It’s not bad. Just don’t go in expecting tremendous amounts of peanut butter, or you’ll be disappointed. If you acknowledge that’s is just a good chocolate cupcake with a candy topping, then you’ll enjoy it even more.

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Henry Taylor

Henry has been a Disney fan essentially since birth, and enjoys all things theme park related. He lives in Orlando, FL with his wife and pet dog.