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8 Disney Parks Recipes to Celebrate National Dessert Day

Happy National Dessert Day from Walt Disney Parks and Resorts! To celebrate, we’re sharing eight recipes featuring some of our favorite sweets and treats from Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort.

1. Warm Chocolate Truffle Cake, Napa Rose, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
The perfect dessert to celebrate a special occasion, though a bite of the chocolate ganache on top of this cake makes any day worthy of a celebration.

2. Banana Toffee Mousse, The Hollywood Brown Derby, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Chocolate, toffee and bananas evoke the Golden Age of Hollywood in this delicious dessert from The Hollywood Brown Derby.

3. Honey Lemon’s Honeybee Cupcakes
We tweaked this favorite from Hungry Bear Restaurant in Disneyland park for the release of “Big Hero 6,” and the recipe is still as sweet as honey!

4. Chocolate Cupcakes with Hazelnut-Chocolate Buttercream, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Bakery
The perfect cupcake recipe from Chef Andreas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. What goes better with chocolate than hazelnut? Yeah, I couldn’t think of anything either.

5. Chocolate Pudding Cake, California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Topped with sea salt, this Chocolate Pudding Cake from California Grill is the perfect indulgent treat.

6. Peanut Butter-Banana-Applewood Smoked Candied Bacon Pie, BoardWalk Bakery, Disney’s BoardWalk
If you like your sweets with a savory twist, this Peanut Butter-Banana-Applewood Smoked Candied Bacon Pie is for you.

7. Strawberry Twists, Maurice’s Treats, Disneyland Park
These Strawberry Twists can pull double duty as either dessert or a breakfast pastry.

8. Tiramisu, Trattoria al Forno, Disney’s BoardWalk
The recipe for this classic Italian dessert is easy to follow, and sure to please. Bonus: No baking required!

How are you celebrating National Dessert Day?


  • Wow! Thanks!!! 🙂 🙂

  • How about the carrot cake cup cakes at Sunshine Seasons

  • These look like a lot of thought went into developing and preparing them.

    Are there any vegan dessert options in the parks?

  • Rachel —

    Are the Honey Lemon cupcakes still available at the Hungry Bear Restaurant? There were recent reports from park guests (within the last couple of months) to indicate that the cupcake and at least one other very popular item were removed from the Hungry Bear’s menu. Then there was a bit of a question as to whether or not the cupcake was still there. So it would be good to get clarification.

  • James’ wife here – Hey, thanks for letting me know it is National Dessert Day! I had no idea.
    Well in the spirit of this National Holiday, I will have to partake and try out one (or two) of these recipes!
    I just recently copied from Disney the pumpkin beignets and was contemplating making them soon, but I think #1 and #3 “take the cake” for me to try out! Both recipes appear to be pretty simple too, which is always nice…thanks for the offerings of the recipes.

    …maybe there can be an app for ordering food from WDW to be shipped… 😉


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