This dessert has changed recipes at least twice in the last 7 years. The cake used to be very moist. Now it is dry to very dry.
The old recipe icing was absolutely delicious and the new version isn't completely bad, but again, the original recipe was much better. We too thought the icing on the back of the cake was very dry. It almost seems like another type of cake wrapped around as an outter layer.
The dried grapefruit is a nice garnish, but the older version had bits of fresh grapefruit and it really paired well with the icing.
All in all, it seems like the original recipe of this dessert was money and we cannot understand why it was changed. Ask any of the tenured wait staff and they will agree.
Overall, the dishes at HBD are excellent and it is a shame it doesn't rank higher in the best theme park restaurant category each year. On a hot Florida day you can walk into The HBD from the simmering asphalt and it feels like you are in another part of the world. It really is a Disney gem!
The only complaint that I have is that the menu is a bit restrictive at times. We are not big fish eaters.
Dessert is delicious there!
We also enjoyed receiving the table-side phone calls from Goofy. I don't know if they still do that, but it was a lot fun!
To clarify on the Grapefruit Cake, it's far from the best dessert I've ever had, but I found the flavor mix unique enough to recommend this as a dessert pick when dining here. I always prefer to try something that you can't find everywhere else. But, yeah, they need to do something about that lousy outer icing.