Mickey Mouse Cup Cakes

5 from 32 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

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These Mickey Mouse Cup Cakes are adorable and super easy to make. They are some of the best treats for a Disney themed birthday party or just for the Mickey Mouse lover in your life.

mickey mouse cupcake on a plate on a black and white polka dot cloth

Mickey Mouse Cup Cakes have the sweetest mini Oreo ears and a fantastic marshmallow buttercream frosting. Therefore, your kids can have their favorite Disney character for their Disney World birthday party.


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What We Love About This Recipe

Have a Disney themed party with your Disney fan, with Disney movies and all things Disney.

  • 30 Minute Dessert: No need to go to a bakery for these fun Mickey shaped cupcakes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and the fridge, no special things required.
  • Family Friendly: These cupcakes make everyone smile. What is not to love?
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or low sugar for the perfect birthday party.
ingredients needed to make mickey mouse cup cakes

Ingredient Notes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • Cake mix: Chocolate cake mix of your choosing
  • Avocado oil: This makes the cake truly moist and tender
  • Eggs
  • Hot Cocoa mix: A rich chocolatey addition for this cake
  • Mini Oreo cookies: Makes the Mickey Mouse Ears
  • Small yellow buttons: For the buttons for his overalls

Frosting Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • Marshmallow fluff
  • Vanilla extract
2 mickey cupcakes on a white cake stand on a black and white polka dot cloth

Equipment Needed

How to Make Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

These are the basic steps for making Mickey cupcakes. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking liners, and then in a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, water, eggs, and oil. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on low speed for 1 minute, and then on medium for 1 minute. Incorporate the hot cocoa mix.

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STEP 2: FILL AND BAKE

Next, fill each muffin cup 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake 18-20 minutes or until it springs back when touched. Let cool on a cooling rack.

STEP 3: ICING

Then in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter and vanilla. Slowly mix in the marshmallow fluff for 1 minute or until creamy.

STEP 4: DECORATE

Finally, place icing in piping bag and frost cupcakes. Add two mini Oreos for the Mickey ears. Glue buttons on cupcake wrapper, if desired for this cupcake recipe. You can decorate as Minnie cupcakes too.

Prep and Storage Tips for Chocolate Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS PERFECT DESSERT RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Cupcakes retain quality for two days up to a week, so they can be made in advance.

HOW TO STORE THIS SWEET TREAT RECIPE

Frosted cupcakes and ones with any filling retain the best quality for 2 to 4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

 Place in the freezer in an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to three months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Easy Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS DISNEY CUPCAKES RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Making these gluten free or low calorie is a great way to make Mickey Mouse themed cupcakes for your special occasion.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE MINNIE MOUSE CUPCAKES FOR MICKEY MOUSE CUPCAKES?

Of course you can, use cute little bow decorations or use a piping bag to draw on little bows.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the fun recipe to fit the needs of your party.

disney cupcake on a black and white polka dot cloth next to a fork and a glass of milk

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Large Oreos: Large Oreos cut in half can be used in place of the mini Oreo cookies if you cannot find them.
  • Liners: Disney themed paper liners can be used instead of the red cupcake liners.
  • Short cut tip: A great idea is to buy premade frosting to ice the yummy cupcakes.
  • Variation tip: Different cake flavors can be used for this easy cupcake.

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5 from 32 votes

Mickey Mouse Cup Cakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
These Mickey Mouse Cup Cakes are so adorable and super easy to make. They are some of the best treats for a Disney themed birthday party or just for the Mickey Mouse lover in your life.
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Ingredients

  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 chocolate boxed cake mix
  • ½ cup water
  • cup avocado oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup hot cocoa mix
  • Mini Oreo cookies
  • Small yellow buttons
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with baking liners. In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, water, eggs, and oil. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on low speed for 1 minute and then on medium for 1 minute. Incorporate the hot cocoa mix.
  • Fill each muffin cup 2/3 of the way with batter. Bake 18-20 minutes or until it springs back when touched. Let cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, beat butter and vanilla. Slowly mix in the marshmallow fluff for 1 minute or until creamy.
  • Place in piping bag and frost cupcakes. Add two cookies for the ears. Glue buttons on cupcake wrapper if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Large Oreos: Large Oreos cut in half can be used in place of the mini Oreo cookies if you cannot find them.
  • Liners: Disney themed paper liners can be used instead of the red cupcake liners.
  • Short cut tip: A great idea is to buy premade frosting to ice the yummy cupcakes.
  • Variation tip: Different cake flavors can be used for this easy cupcake.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American

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4 thoughts on “Mickey Mouse Cup Cakes”

  1. 5 stars
    This tasted so amazing! Thanks a lot for sharing this super easy to make cute cupcake recipe! Will surely have this again! Highly recommended!

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