We’re always on the lookout for amazing food. And finding the best Desserts at Walt Disney World, well, that’s our favorite thing to do. So, we thought it was about time that we did a Disney dessert round-up. From the best cakes at Disney restaurants to the most amazing dessert snacks, here are all the desserts.
To level set, there are lots and lots of things to eat at Walt Disney World. With New Snacks at Walt Disney World coming out every month, it’s sometimes hard to keep up. Add in savory snacks, and seasonal snacks, it’s no wonder we’ve been tracking the best things to eat at Walt Disney World to keep things straight! However, there are some Disney desserts that just rise to the top of the list. In addition to the Best Snacks at Walt Disney World, if you’re heading to a Table Service Restaurant and looking for a delicious way to end the meal, then this is the list for you! Filled with cakes, milkshakes, and our favorite treats, here are the best Desserts at Walt Disney World.
15-Layer Chocolate Cake | Steakhouse 71 Disney’s Contemporary Resort
This decadent chocolate cake is whiskey infused and layered with a chocolate mouse. A raspberry deduction and fresh raspberries top it off for an absolutely luscious slice. Can you share this chocolate cake at Steakhouse 71? Yes. It’s the perfect serving size for 2. And trust us when we say, even if you love chocolate, that it will be too much cake for one person. We ordered two for 3 people and later lamented throwing almost an entire cake away. Remember it’s soaked in whiskey…it won’t necessarily keep well in your Disney Resort Room beverage cooler.
‘Ohana Bread Pudding | Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
The ‘Ohana Bread Pudding is renowned the world over for its perfection. Yes, PERFECTION. It’s the perfect combination of bananas, brioche bread, and caramel sauce, served a la mode with vanilla ice cream. It’s a lot like Bananas Foster. This dessert comes as a large square of bread pudding shared at the all-you-care-to enjoys Dinner at ‘Ohana. And yes, you can always ask for more.
Peanut Caramel Comet | Space 220 Restaurant EPCOT
We were shocked to discover that one of the best desserts at Walt Disney World could be found at EPCOT’s newest restaurant. Mainly because while Space 220 is all about theme and experience, we had no idea it would also pull out the stops for great food. We’re talking about the Peanut Caramel Comet dessert at the Space 220 Lounge. While you may have had a variety of tarts at various EPCOT festivals, this tart is different. With a buttery flaky crust, this Vanilla Tart comes with Candied Peanuts, Caramel Popcorn, and White Chocolate Cream. Even if you’re not heading here for dinner, we highly recommend grabbing a Space 220 Lounge Reservation to get this dessert and the Milky Way Mocktail.
Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake | Liberty Tree Tavern
We love Liberty Tree Tavern. As an all-you-care-to-enjoy restaurant, you can count on all the fare you’d expect to find at Thanksgiving, making it very family-friendly. But the real reason people come here is the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake. This cake is made with layers of cake and filling that includes toffee chocolate bits, and is cooked a little underdone, making it gooey and amazing. It’s cooked in a cast iron pan, giving it a crispy textured bottom, and covered in ice cream, caramel, and chocolate sauce. Seriously, it’s so good. You can grab the Ooey Gooey Toffee Cake copycat recipe here if you’re so inclined. But, nothing compares to the original.
Pineapple Coconut Bread Pudding | Sebastian’s Bistro Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
To get to Disney’s Caribbean Resort you only need to hop on the Disney Skyliner, or grab a bus from one of the parks or Disney Springs. Easier to get to than some, we love coming to this resort for beach time, strolls, and coffees at the nearby La Petit Cafe at Disney’s Riveria Resort. Grab a reservation at Sebastian’s Bistro, you won’t be disappointed. Much like the banana bread pudding at ‘Ohana, this Pineapple Coconut Bread Pudding is decadent and light. Topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and Homemade Caramel Sauce. Plus, you can get a plant-based version if you’re so inclined, which swaps out the ice cream for a rice milk-based cream.
Beaches and Cream Milkshake | Beaches and Cream Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club
The Beaches and Cream Restaurant serves up lunch, dinner, and desserts. And as home to crazy milkshakes, there is always something here to love. You can find milkshakes with donuts, cereal bits, brownies, seasonal flavors, and more! You don’t have to order a meal here to get this Disney dessert. This restaurant has a to-go window just outside. So if you’re looking to get a milkshake then this is the place to go.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake | ’50’s Prime Time Cafe Disney’s Hollywood Studios
This peanut butter and jelly milkshake can be ordered any old time, with the help of a “family member” at 50’s Prime Time Cafe. Featuring peanut butter, jam, and ice cream this milkshake tastes just like a PB&J sandwich. While you can most likely get something similar in other places, this is home to the original. Sit back, relax, and watch the black and white shows on the tiny tv, because you’ll want to settle into the booth for sipping this shake.
Gideon’s Chocolate Chip Cookie | Gideon’s Bake Shop Disney Springs
Disney Springs is home to everyone’s favorite creepy cute dessert shop, Gideon’s Bake Shop. Serving coffees, cakes, and specialty cookies, everything here is good. BUT, the big draw is the 1/2-pound cookies. Available in seasonal flavors, and tried and true favorites. Don’t let the line at the door deter you. It’s worth the wait to get in and order. This is a great grab-and-go dessert at Disney World and is shareable too. We best like the chocolate chip, but the coffee cake cookie is quite good as well if you can get there before they sell out!
Best Desserts at Walt Disney World
As you can see there are plenty of great desserts to be had at Walt Disney World. And while there are many many desserts, we only chose the absolute BEST for this list. If we discover any others, we’ll add them to the list. And if you know of some unsung hero desserts out there, let us know!
Rochelle Mariah is a writer, designer and photographer with an MLIS in Information Science and a B.S. in Arch and Design. Determined to make Planning a DIY Disney Vacation easier she makes lots of lists and drinks lots of coffee. When not designing apparel at Polka Dot Pixie Shop, she's watching old movies and planning the holidays. She has been traveling to Disney destinations since 2010.