Two soft Carrot Cake Cookies sandwiched together with a pineapple-infused cream cheese frosting, this Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie is more than just a Disney Copycat Recipe – it’s one of the best cookies you will ever eat!
One of my favourite treats to get at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is the Carrot Cake Cookie.
It’s a giant soft whoopee-pie style cookie, with two carrot cake cookies sandwiched together with a generous dollop of cream cheese frosting.
It used to be only available at the Writer’s Stop but can now be found at Sweet Spells, just to your left as you turn from Hollywood Boulevard to Sunset Boulevard on your way to the Hollywood Tower of Terror or Beauty & the Beast show.
I was tempted to make my version just as giant as the Disney Parks version, but since theirs lasts me an entire day, I figured I would make them a more “snackable” size.
Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie Recipe
I used my classic Carrot Cake recipe to form the soft carrot cake cookies – using fresh grated carrots and crushed pineapple to help create a moist, flavourful cookie. The cream cheese frosting also gets a hit of pineapple juice to help it achieve that perfect tart-sweet note.
These carrot cake whoopee pies would also be a delicious idea for an on-the-go Easter treat.
If you use a piping bag, you can easily shape the cookies into carrots, bunny heads or even Mickey Mouse heads by piping out the cookie batter onto your baking sheet. (Just trace the desired shape onto the parchment paper before you begin.)
Check out our recipe video to see just how quick and easy these carrot cake cookies are to make, and then scroll down below for the full measurements and a printable recipe:
Ingredients to Make Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
- 1 2/3 cup oil
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 6 eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- 3 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg, optional
- 1 lb carrots, shredded (about 2-3 large carrots)
For the Cream Cheese Buttercream:
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 8 Tablespoons butter, room temp
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple, (well drained)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Parchment paper
- Cookie sheets
- Cookie scoop
- Large bowl
- Hand mixer
- Measuring cups and spoons
How to Make Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies
Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, blend the oil and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time, as well as the vanilla. Set aside.
In a separate small bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. Add slowly to the oil-sugar mixture, alternating with handfuls of the carrots.
Portion out the whoopie cakes with 1 large cookie scoop, well spaced from the other scoops as there will be spreading.
Scrap the batter out of the bowl into the prepared cake pan and bake 35-45 minutes, but start testing around the 30 minute mark in case your oven runs hot. Test by inserting a cake tester or wooden toothpick into the center to check for uncooked batter.
Cool on a baking rack for two minutes before removing from the pan, to prevent breaking the cake.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting by blending together all ingredients.
Scoop into a piping bag fitted with a star tip.
Swirl the frosting onto the underside of one carrot cookie, then sandwich with a second.
Pin our Copycat Disney World Carrot Cake Whoopie Pie recipe:
Grab our free printable recipe to make your own Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies:
These Disney Copycat Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies are a delicious Easter cookie recipe – or just a sweet treat to bring back memories of your Disney vacation.