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Disney Recipe: Hoop Dee Doo Revue Cornbread from Disney World

It’s no secret that I love Disney World’s Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue in Fort Wilderness. I mean, come on? What’s not to love?

All you can eat picnic food served in metal buckets; all you can drink beer, wine, and sangria; a show that’s been entertaining guests since Disney World first opened? It’s all good.

Napkin Twirling and other Audience Participation Will Occur

And they serve one of my very favorite foods. So we thought it would be fun to share a recipe that can bring home the awesome flavors and fun atmosphere of this fantastic spot: Hoop Dee Doo Cornbread!

Cornbread with a Ball of Butter

Let’s get to it!

3/4 cup cornmeal
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 eggs

1. Mix flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and sugar in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, blend milk, eggs, and oil until well mixed.
3. Using a mixer, slowly add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients, mixing just enough to incorporate.
4. Spray a 9×13 baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and pour the batter into the pan, spreading evenly.
5. Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Will you be whippin’ up a batch of Hoop Dee Doo Cornbread for your very own hootenanny this weekend? Let us know!


  1. Claire says:

    Love cornbread! But never been to HDD review. Maybe I’ll have to try a batch. I assume that’s just regular corn meal, not the self-rising kind. We don’t get that kind up here in the Great White North.

  2. JoAnn says:

    I loved the corn bread at the HDDMR.

  3. Tracy says:

    This looks awesome! I’ll have to give it a try at our next family get together! I don’t suppose you could wrangle up the recipe for the grits at OKW’s Goods to Go? I had them recently and they were to die for!

  4. Carrielyn says:

    Love the HDDMR and love the food. I’ve pinned this and will give it a try!! Yum!

  5. Diane says:

    @Claire. Yes, that would be regular cornmeal. :)

  6. Teri says:

    Sometimes, not always, but sometimes, WalMart will carry some self rising and truly southern items. Self rising flours and corn meals, and Baker’s Joy, which I usually can’t find otherwise here in the Boston suburbs.

  7. Carol Hawkins says:

    This truly the best cornbread. I will always eat this instead of regular desert. I have made it at home and it is every bit as good! I think the sugar is the secret.

  8. Laura Reed says:

    I make Hoop-Dee-Doo’s Cornbread all the time! It is the best! The sweetness is perfect and the texture is right on. I HIGHLY recommend trying it at home!

  9. Melissa says:

    This is my go-to recipe for potlucks. Everybody loves it. I’ve found that I’m able to cut the sugar down to 3/4 cup without noticeably affecting the flavor or texture.

  10. Jim says:

    I have been using this recipe for holidays and other occasions for years now. It will be on my table this Thanksgiving too!

  11. Kim Goodman says:

    I was so looking forward to seeing this recipe but having twice as much sugar to cornmeal is a lot. I read it to my husband and he was horrified at the amount of sugar. Sadly, this will not be on our list of tried and true.

  12. Sandy says:

    The corn bread is awesome. Does anyone have the gluten free version they also serve?

  13. Kathi whritenour says:

    Gf version of cornbread.
    We just ate a Gf version of the entire meal at the hoop Dee doo review. It was awesome. Personal attention by the chef. Wish someone would post the recipe for the cornbread.

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