REVIEW: New Matcha Expedition Everest Cupcake From Pizzafari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Shannen Ace

Expedition Everest cupcake in blue wrapper

REVIEW: New Matcha Expedition Everest Cupcake From Pizzafari at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom has a new matcha cupcake inspired by Expedition Everest and the fearsome Yeti who resides in the mountain.

Exterior of Pizzafari at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

The Everest Cupcake is available at Pizzafari on Discovery Island. The quick-service location is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days.

Menu sign for the Everest Cupcake at Pizzafari.

Only Cast Member discounts apply.

Everest Cupcake – $6.29

Matcha Cake, Milk Chocolate Mousse Filling, Chocolate Buttercream, Crispy Pearls, White Chocolate Yeti Image

Rating out of 7: 5

The Everest Cupcake with Expedition Everest out of focus in the background.

The cupcake comes in a blue wrapper matching the blue crispy pearls. Crumbles of green matcha cake at the base of the buttercream look like the trees around the mountain. The chocolate buttercream has streaks of white so it looks like the peak of Everest with a dusting of snow.

A close-up of the toppings for the Everest Cupcake.

A chocolate piece looks like the track of the roller coaster. A white chocolate piece stuck into the mountain of buttercream features an image of the Yeti.

A reporter's hand holds the Everest Cupcake up in front of various greenery.

The matcha cake in combination with the sweet chocolate makes for a delicious combination. The two level each other out so it’s not too sweet like other dessert options. The matcha isn’t overpowering either, and the cake is moist.

A reporter's hand shows the back of the cupcake.

There are just enough crispy pearls to add a bit of texture that is enjoyable and surprising since they aren’t in every bite. The chocolate is rich and thick in texture. The matcha crumbles on the buttercream are also a nice touch.

A reporter's hand holds a cardboard plate, with the cupcake resting upon it unwrapped.

If you keep equal amounts of chocolate and cake in each bite, it’s great. Otherwise, you’ll get smacked with matcha or chocolate. That said, even guests who don’t like matcha but do love chocolate will probably enjoy this.

A cross-section of the Everest cupcake.

If you’re looking for a sweet dessert, you may be disappointed. This is one of the tamest desserts we’ve had at Walt Disney World when it comes to sweetness. Guests who struggle with texture may not like the pearls either.

A close-up of the cross-section.

If you’re at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and want to try this, go for it, but don’t go out of your way to get it.

Will you try the Everest Cupcake? Let us know in the comments.

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