The Best Cake Slices in Walt Disney World

Grapefruit Cake
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Let’s face it — dessert is the best part of any meal, especially at the Walt Disney World Resort. Every Disney dining location throughout the property features a unique menu of culinary delights for Guests to enjoy, including desserts that are so indulgent and decadent they can’t be missed. Many Guests love to enjoy a flavorful slice of cake after any meal, and luckily there are plenty of wonderful options to sample on every vacation. From rich chocolate slices to fruity and sweet combinations, cake lovers definitely should not miss out on these wonderful slices found throughout the Walt Disney World Resort!

Tres Leches


Tres Leches – La Hacienda de San Angel

The Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT’s World Showcase is well known by Guests for having some amazing dining options, including La Hacienda de San Angel, a table service location that serves up authentic Mexican cuisine with beautiful views of World Showcase Lagoon. The restaurant features a mouthwatering dinner menu of flavorful options, but Guests should be sure to always save room for the Tres Leches, a traditional Mexican sponge cake soaked with milk and topped with meringue.

Olive Oil Cake


Olive Oil Cake – Wine Bar George

Wine Bar George in Disney Springs is a very popular table service restaurant in The Landing area that serves up a wonderful menu of wine selected by Master Sommelier George Miliotes in addition to a menu of small bites and decadent charcuterie boards. Guests looking to end their experience at Wine Bar George with a dessert should definitely try the Olive Oil Cake, an interesting option that tops a moist and flavorful cake with candied olives and lemon mascarpone for a combination of rich, salty, and tart.

Hummingbird Cake

Credit: Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Hummingbird Cake – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Also found in The Landing of Disney Springs is Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’, a table service restaurant run by Chef Art Smith that serves up an indulgent menu of Southern favorites paired with Florida flavors and ingredients. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant features some truly delicious entrées, as well as a duo of flavorful cake options. The Hummingbird Cake is a massive slice of pineapple-banana cake with tangy cream cheese frosting that is paired with a seasonal fruit gastrique scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Shine Cake

Credit: Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

Shine Cake – Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’

An even more indulgent cake option offered for dessert at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ combines delicious sweetness with a touch of alcohol. The Shine Cake soaks a slice of lemon poppy seed butter cake with lemon-infused moonshine syrup and plates it with blueberry compote and a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.

Yachtsman's Chocolate Cake


Yachtsman’s Chocolate Cake – Yachtsman Steakhouse

There are several traditional steakhouse options throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, including Yachtsman Steakhouse, which can be found at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort. Featuring an upscale nautical theme, Yachtsman Steakhouse serves up butcher’s cuts and fresh seafood options for dinner each evening, in addition to a rich cake dessert. Yachtsman’s Chocolate Cake layers chocolate decadence cake with dark chocolate mousse, mixed berry curd, peanut butter crunch, and peanut butter mousse in a massive slice that is designed to serve two.


Dad’s Favorite Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cake à la Mode – 50’s Prime Time Café

Another wonderful layered chocolate cake option can be found at the 50’s Prime Time Café in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This table service restaurant brings Guests into a family home in the 1950s and serves up a menu of traditional American favorites from family recipes, including a decadent cake for dessert. Dad’s Favorite Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cake à la Mode is a massive slice of rich chocolate cake layered with creamy peanut butter, served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a large dollop of whipped cream on top.

Triple Chocolate Voltage Cake


Triple Chocolate Voltage Cake – The Edison

Guests looking for a unique table service location in Disney Springs should definitely check out The Edison in The Landing. The interior is designed to feel like an electric company from the 1920s, with industrial and gothic details that are complimented by live entertainment including jazz musicians and stilt walkers. The dinner menu at The Edison features indulgent American favorites, including a rich and decadent dessert option. The Triple Chocolate Voltage Cake combines a moist chocolate cake with chocolate hazelnut cream, chocolate ganache, chocolate crunch, and raspberry for the intense chocolate flavor that can’t be missed.

Grapefruit Cake

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Grapefruit Cake – The Hollywood Brown Derby

The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a wonderful table service restaurant on Hollywood Boulevard that serves up contemporary American cuisine for lunch and dinner amongst upscale art deco-inspired décor reminiscent of Old Hollywood. The perfect way to end any meal at The Hollywood Brown Derby is with a slice of Grapefruit Cake, a unique combination of vanilla sponge cake, grapefruit syrup, and cream cheese icing that is unlike anything else at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Chocolate Wave


Chocolate Wave – Coral Reef Restaurant

Coral Reef Restaurant in The Seas with Nemo and Friends Pavilion in EPCOT has been a favorite table service location of many Guests for years thanks to its wonderful atmosphere with serene gold and blue tones and large windows that look into the pavilion’s aquariums. Open for lunch and dinner, Coral Reef Restaurant features a very seafood-forward menu that ends on a sweet note with the Chocolate Wave. This classic dessert features a rich flourless chocolate cake with a molten center, served with raspberry gelato and sauce.

Pineapple Upside-down Cake

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Pineapple Upside-down Cake – Yak & Yeti Restaurant

Yak & Yeti Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a beautiful table service restaurant in the Asia area of the Disney Park that immerses Guests in the beauty and culture of Southeast Asia with two floors filled with beautiful artifacts and items. Open for lunch and dinner, Yak & Yeti Restaurant serves up a very lengthy menu of pan-Asian cuisine with a variety of flavors and those who save room for dessert can enjoy a fruity cake option. The Pineapple Upside-down Cake is a decent portion of moist cake served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce for extra decadence.

Chocolate Layer Cake


Chocolate Layer Cake – Paddlefish

The Landing in Disney Springs is home to Paddlefish, a beautiful table service restaurant housed inside a docked steamboat, offering Guests the opportunity for true waterfront dining with beautiful views of Lake Buena Vista. The menu at Paddlefish heavily focuses on fresh seafood options for lunch and dinner which perfectly complement the water environment, and Guests can end any meal with a delicious dessert option. The Chocolate Layer Cake is a rich and flavorful cake and features layers of chocolate and icing accompanied by fresh berries and whipped cream for some lightness.

Whispering Canyon Pioneer Chocolate Cake


Whispering Canyon Pioneer Chocolate Cake – Whispering Canyon Café

Another decadent chocolate cake that cannot be missed at the Walt Disney World Resort can be found at Whispering Canyon Café in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. This popular table service restaurant is open for all three meal periods each day and combines a rustic interior, hearty skillets of American cuisine, and interesting antics from the servers for a unique experience every time. No meal at Whispering Canyon Café is complete without ending with the Whispering Canyon Pioneer Chocolate Cake, which features a massive slab of layered chocolate cake and icing topped with a festive blue Mickey.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.