Ultimate Guide to Cape May Café Desserts
I don’t ever need a reason to visit Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club. Sure, the working carousel made entirely of chocolate is my excuse for visiting at Christmastime. Stormalong Bay is my reason for visiting when the summer heat gets too overwhelming to bare.
And of course, the Resort’s location along Disney’s Crescent Lake, overlooking the glittering Boardwalk and sweeping Swan and Dolphin hotels is great for an evening stroll. Like I said, I don’t really need a ‘reason’ to visit, but my recent reservation at Cape May Café gave me a very valid excuse to visit, and I haven’t stopped thinking about the desserts since I left!
Cape May Café
The beachy, sunshine and summertime-themed restaurant is located just off the gorgeous lobby of Disney’s Beach Club Resort. One of my go-to choices for families with big appetites, the buffet-style restaurant is a great option that will suit everyone. The chefs at the restaurant tend to keep the staples constant (like their famous all-you-care-to-enjoy crab legs), but recently, the pastry chefs have been dipping their toes into uncharted waters!
The trained team of pastry chefs have been switching up their decadent dessert offerings over the past few months! Don’t worry, you’ll still find the classics you’ve indulged in on your last visit, but there are new and exciting twists on the menu that garner a return visit.
I don’t care where it’s from, but if you present me with a dense, rich, chewy plain brownie, it cannot be beat in my (personal) definitive desserts ranking. When I spotted the new s’mores brownie on the buffet lineup at Cape May Café, I of course sprinted right to it! I may have startled a few children and families during my all-out run, but it was worth it!
In my opinion, the ‘brownie’ should have been billed as more of a cake, but the springy, moist bottom layer was a good texture accompaniment to the s’mores toppings! I was thankful that this little square of sweetness wasn’t overly flavored with marshmallow, and I think the graham cracker crumble paired with shavings of dark chocolate were a great match for the cakey base!
Dark Chocolate Frosted Cake
Oddly, the dessert described as a brownie was more similar to a cake, and the dessert described as a cake was definitely more brownie-like than any cake I’ve ever tasted! Don’t think for a moment that I’m complaining though, because dark, dense, rich, bitter chocolate is the way to this girl’s heart!
I guess I’ll refer to it as a cake for the sake of the article, and topped with a perfectly proportioned layer of thin chocolate frosting really drove the ‘chocolate’ factor home! I could have easily eaten the entire plate of these guys, but knowing that I was just two desserts down, I had to pace myself to avoid a massive, sugar-induced belly ache. Onto the next!
Chocolate Chip Cookie
They didn’t look great in the jar they were presented in, but I took one anyway. Sitting on the plate with the rest of the desserts, it certainly was the least-exciting thing to look at, but I tried it anyway…and honestly, it surprised me!
Is it the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had? Not even close. But this little cookie checked my three boxes that I judge each and every chocolate chip cookie by: richly dark chocolate chunks (check), slightly crispy edges (check), soft chewy center (check).
Apple Pie Tart
With a buttery, flaky crust that was topped with a cinnamon-y crumb topping, this is arguably the best presentations of any on the desserts buffet. I’m still not done marveling over this little pie’s cuteness, but I’ve learned to taste before I get too emotionally enraptured in any food’s presentation- because that’s not what matters in the end!
The chunky apple center was laden with cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice- just like an apple pie should be! The crust was just as buttery and flaky as it looked on the outside, but the real surprise came when tons of apple filling poured out from the center of a very, very tiny pie! How the chefs stuffed that much filling into the little pie is still a mystery, but I’m ok with it remaining unsolved just as long as this dessert remains in the rotation!
Cookies and Cream
There wasn’t a name plate to tell me what this little bundle of cuteness held inside its chocolate walls, but yet again, I was won over with the fantastic presentation and added one to my already overly full plate! All I remember is that I spotted a chocolate bottom, a chocolate center piece, and a dollop of dark chocolate frosting, and the next thing I knew the little desserts were back at my table and ready to be devoured by my family!
Luckily- and surprisingly- I was able to snag one away from their aggressive, jousting spoons to taste for myself! At first break of the shell, the center shocked me. I was expecting a totally chocolate dessert, but like I said about the pie, the presentation pales in comparison to flavor.
When I tasted the white cream in the center, I immediately realized that the chocolate bottom was in fact an Oreo cookie, and what I was inhaling was a cookies and cream bon bon! The flavor was there to match the presentation, and if you haven’t booked your reservation at Cape May Café at this point in the article, I don’t know what more you’re waiting for!
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