Review: Gideon Bakehouse’s Key Lime Cake


Today was my first ever visit to the Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs. It did not disappoint. Although I live near the Orlando location, I’ve wanted to make sure to visit the Disney Springs location just for the experience.

In order to go into the Bakehouse, you have to get into a virtual queue to which you will be texted when it is your turn to get in line. Once you are in line, you wait until there is room within the storefront for you and your party to enter. I was able to get my stroller inside the bakery.

I was entertained by the decor inside of Gideon’s Bakehouse. It is gothic themed and dimly lit. There are interesting albeit creepy paintings all over the walls. The ambience of this eatery is top notch. There is even lights by the register that have vapor arising out of them. Your options for cookie choices are displayed when you walk in along with the options for cake.

Inside Gideon’s Bakehouse, you’ll see an array of drawings covering the walls.

We deliberated quite awhile on what we wanted because the Coffee Cake Cookie that is a limited edition was sold out. We eventually decided on a slice of the Key Like Pie Cake. Coming in a close second was the Cookies and Cream cookie, but alas we went with the cake slice.

Key like pie secured from Gideon’s Bakehouse

After paying and exiting the bakery, we found a  nearby planter with an edge to sit on and eat the cake with four people each ready with fork in hand. My daughter and son have never had key lime pie or cake, so I was interested to see their reaction. They both loved it and devoured each bite they had. My mother and I both decided that the outer part of the cake was a tad dry, but it became more moist the further you got into the cake.

The Key Lime cake before we devoured it.

The cake was a layer cake with an abundance of frosting and graham cracker topping to compliment it. Honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed it and would eat in again with someone or a group of people. It is a massive slice of cake. I bet I could eat it on my own as a major indulgence although I don’t know if I should.

Next time I visit, I’d love to get a smattering of cookies to try. I love to try for Hot Cookie Hour from 2pm-3pm or 7pm-8pm. These are when the cookies are served warm to release all the chocolate that fills them. You can have the cookie with or without ice cream. What a treat that would be!

Gideon’s Bakehouse is an experience that should be had at Disney Springs. Cookies start at $6 each and there are a variety of flavors to be had. Disney lists all of the flavors and prices on their website. Cake slices start at $9 each and flavors seems to change. I was told by a cast member that on Friday’s they have a rainbow Pride cake slice. Make sure to stop by and get in the virtual queue for your chance to enjoy this delicious and delightful eatery.

Have you ever been to Gideon’s Bakehouse at Disney Springs? Let us know about your experience below in the comments!

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