I know you’ve got a big event planned soon and you’re looking for the perfect recipe to try out…right?
OK, even if you’re not, I think today’s post might inspire you to start planning a dinner party! Let’s check out my top 5 favorite Disney dessert recipes! Which ones have you sampled in the parks?
Bananas Foster Bread Pudding at ‘Ohana
This Polynesia-meets-churrascaria restaurant can be somewhat unpredictable in terms of quality. But one thing is always certain: the dessert is PERFECT. Seriously…every single time!
The bread pudding is served warm with a heaping scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and the most incredible sauce ever. I could easily eat a bowl full of it.
It was a happy day when I discovered the ‘Ohana bread pudding recipe, and with it, the power to make this one at home!
Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake at Liberty Tree Tavern
Say what you will about Liberty Tree Tavern, the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake is a must-order!
While Liberty Tree Tavern dinner is served family style and consists of roasted meats and traditional sides, lunch features an a la carte menu…and it’s awesome. There are many dishes on the menu that I look forward to having when I visit, but I never leave without ordering dessert, and it’s always Ooey-Gooey Toffee Cake!
Less a cake and more like a rich, shallow, muffin-shaped chocolate chip cookie, I fell in love with this treat the first time I tasted it! And I could have kicked myself for having passed on it before then. The flavor combo of chocolate and toffee is fantastic, and the scoop of chocolate-drizzled ice cream is the perfect garnish.
If I have just caused you to have wild cravings for this one (as I have myself!) here’s the Ooey-Gooey Toffee Cake Recipe so you can make it tonight!
Grapefruit Cake at The Hollywood Brown Derby
The Brown Derby’s Grapefruit Cake quickly became another famous recipe from the original eatery to the stars — you can read its history here!
Lightly flavored sponge cake is layered with cream cheese frosting and garnished with a slice of dehydrated grapefruit for a dramatic garnish. But the real secret ingredient — one that isn’t mentioned in the Grapefruit Cake recipe, but you can see in the pictures — is a simple syrup soaking the layers, made with a blood orange syrup. Either way, we know this will be delish!
Maple Crème Brûlée at Le Cellier Steakhouse
I have had a lot of Disney crème brûlée, and I’m not always a big fan. Sometimes it’s too eggy, sometimes too gelatinous. Sometimes, it’s just plain boring.
But that is never the case when I’m at Le Cellier and I order their Maple Crème Brûlée. Not only is it rich with a creamy texture that never strays too far into cooked egg territory, but it also makes use of a notable Canadian delicacy: maple syrup.
And this terrific touch of flavor — so complex and yet at once recognizable — makes it something special. It’s a pretty common Disney dessert taken to the next level with a special regional twist that makes it worth your time and stomach space.
Tie Dye Cheesecake at Everything Pop Food Court
And slightly unsettling technicolor aside, it’s really good! Layers of cream cheese custard, in every color of the rainbow, sit atop moist red velvet cake for a visual stunner.
I was floored when I found out you could make this magic at home! Several readers have given the Tie Dye Cheesecake recipe a whirl with great results. I’m thinking this is the funnest dessert that you could possibly bake for somebody.
Which One Will You Try?
So whether you need a great sweet ending for that next dinner party you’re planning, or you’re just craving one of your favorites, we hope we’ve provided a little inspiration for you.
Whatever you try, please share your photos with us! I’d love to feature your best efforts in an upcoming post!
Which of these iconic Disney desserts will you be whipping up at home? Let us know below in the comments!