Make it at Home: Disney Hollywood Studio’s Whoopie Pie Recipe

by | Dec 4, 2020 | Hollywood Studios, Magic at Home, WDW Blog, WDW Food

Can’t make it to Disney for the holidays? We’re bringing Disney to you! Here’s our Disney Red Velvet Whoopie Pie recipe!

We’ve finally made it to December. Congrats, everyone. I truly mean that

We’ve reached the end of a year that none of us could have possibly imagined, and it’s been a difficult one to navigate. So, let’s celebrate with another Disney holiday recipe! I think we all deserve a special treat or two (or four) this month.

Today, our recipe is for the Disney Hollywood Studios’ Red Velvet Whoopie Pie. What’s a whoopie pie, you might ask? 

It is a dessert of two cakes (or soft cookies), sandwiched with a mound of glorious icing, usually cream cheese, my favorite.

In Disney’s Insta-worthy version, they’ve added a festive Christmas twist by making the cake red velvet, adding adorable red and green sprinkles, and dusting the top with icing sugar to achieve that freshly-fallen snow feel.

I’m sure your mouths are all watering by now, so let’s get to the recipe!


Fluffy red velvet cakes - Disney World Whoopie pie recipe

Photo by Esther Vallins

  • 1 box of red velvet cake mix, along with the ingredients needed to make your cake according to the box’s instruction
  • Gluten-Free Alternative Option to the above! I used a GF white cake mix, added two tablespoons of cocoa powder, and one tablespoon of red food gel. I also used buttermilk instead of water, as the cake mix suggested. Buttermilk is much better in red velvet cake
  • 1 batch of cream cheese frosting (recipe here)
  • Red and green sprinkles
  • Icing sugar for garnishing the top of the whoopie pie

Whoopie Pie Recipe Instructions

White Icing to fill the Whoopie Pies - Disney World Whoopie Pie Recipe

Photo by Esther Vallins

  1. Make your cake mix according to the recipe’s instructions on the back of the box, and pour into two 6×2 inch cake pans.
  2. While your cake is baking, make your cream cheese icing, and using a spatula, put your icing into an airtight container and refrigerate until it is time to frost your whoopie pies.
  3. Once your red velvet cakes have come out of the oven, gently flip over onto a cooling rack and let the cakes cool completely before you frost them.
  4. Once the cakes have cooled, use a knife or a cake leveler to slice each cake across, you want it right in the middle so you have two even pieces for each whoopie pie (If you’re using the 6×2 cake pans after you’ve sliced your two cakes, you should then have four cake pieces
  5. Using a spreading knife or a piping bag (I felt fancy, so I used a piping bag), add your frosting to the insides of both sides of the cake pieces. 
  6. Add your red and green sprinkles to the outer rims of the cakes.
  7. Sandwich your cake pieces together.
  8. Using a fine-mesh sieve, sift a bit of icing sugar onto the top of the whoopie pie.
  9. Enjoy!


Two Homemade Whoopie Pies - Disney Christmas Whoopie pie recipe

Photo by Esther Vallins

Tell me the truth. Did you dive right in and eat your whoopie pie before taking a photo for the ‘gram? Luckily, this recipe will yield two whoopie pies, so you have one you can bite into immediately and one you can get photos of!

These whoopie pies are massive, by the way. They’re similar in size to the red velvet whoopie pie in the park, so keep in mind that one whoopie pie is best shared with two people. 

Overall, I’m delighted with how these whoopie pies turned out, and I can’t wait to make them again before the end of 2020! Which holiday parks recipe would you like to see us try next? Tell us in the comments over on our Facebook page!

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Written by Esther Vallins

Written by Esther Vallins

Esther Vallins is a pretzel adoring childless millennial who loves ALL things Disney food, Disney fashion, and Disney Princesses! She is a Disney cosplayer who never misses a D23 Expo, a DVC member, and aspires to hold the world record for most Dole Whips ever eaten (with tajín!) by a single human. Chat with Esther on Instagram!