This Recipe for Disney’s Carrot Cake Sandwich Is Everything We Need Right Now

Straight from the Trolley Car Cafe!

Is there anything better than a slice of moist, spongy carrot cake? Hmm. How about a moist, spongy carrot cake sandwich at Disney’s Trolley Car Cafe? It’s the one thing that makes Disney vacations even more magical.

Apparently plenty of people share our view, because now, a blogger has figured out how to make that beloved carrot cake sandwich at home—and she’s sharing the recipe with all of us.

Where Is This Recipe From?

This isn’t the exact recipe from the Trolley Car Cafe at Hollywood Studios. But it’s very close, according to the Disney Food Blog. And considering that Disney’s likely to be shut down for a while, this is the closest we can come to the Cafe’s delicious delights.

The mantra over at Disney Food Blog is Food IS a Theme Park. That sounds about right! Judging by the number of recipes we’ve seen come from Disney in the past month, we agree—why mourn the loss of the park when you can eat your way through it from home?

How to Make a Carrot Cake Sandwich

The Disney Food Blog’s recipe is as follows. If you’re looking for other treats that belong in the Disney castle, check out how to make three-cheese grilled cheese, French toast, Dole whip and Mickey Mouse beignets.


This recipe makes 12 carrot cake sandwiches.

  • 1 box carrot cake mix
  • 3/4 cup water (per box instructions)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (per box instructions)
  • 3 large eggs (per box instructions)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed and drained pineapple
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1: Mix up the carrot cake

First, the blogger says you’ll need to make the cake according to the instructions on the box. She used Duncan Hines, but we figure other brands of carrot cake will work, too. After the mixture is ready, plunk rounded, cookie-sized spoonfuls of the batter onto a cookie sheet.

Step 2: Bake the “bread”

From there, slide the batter into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. The end result will look like carrot cake cookies, which we bet are super yummy, too. Set them aside to cool.

Step 3: Make the icing

Sift powdered sugar into a large bowl, then add your butter and cream cheese. Drain the crushed pineapple over the sink before adding it, and the vanilla extract, to the mixture. Blend everything together until the mixture is creamy.

Step 4: Assemble the sandwiches

Add a tablespoon or more of icing to one of the cookies, then press another cookie on top to make a sandwich.

Now it’s time to grab a carrot cake sandwich, kick back and relax with Disney+. Enjoy your mini vacation!

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Emily Hannemann
Emily adores both food and writing, so combining those passions as a writer for Taste of Home makes perfect sense. Her work has also appeared in Birds & Blooms and on TV Insider. When she’s not eating peanut butter straight from the jar, you'll find her running or birdwatching. Emily is currently a journalism graduate student at the University of Missouri.