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Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

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Looking for some cute cupcake ideas to try out at home? If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these Mickey Mouse Cupcakes!

I’ve wanted to try out some fun dessert ideas for a while and I love these Mickey Mouse-inspired cupcakes. Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice, this cupcake recipe is fantastic. They are quite simple and easy to make, don’t require lots of equipment and are a fun activity to get the grandkids involved in – guaranteed to be a hit with all the family for birthdays, bake sales, celebrations or just because! 

Printable recipe available at the bottom.

Mickey Mouse Inspired Cupcakes

If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
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Ingredients

Cake

  • 1⅛ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring 
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

Frosting

  • 1¼ lbs (2½ packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 12 tbsp (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • Black food coloring

Directions For Cupcakes

If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. Line a cupcake tin with red cupcake liners.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
  1. In a small bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, vanilla, and vinegar. 
If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
  1. In another small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and food coloring to make a paste.
If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
  1. In a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the softened butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy. 
  2. Reduce the mixing speed to low, then add one third of the flour mixture, then one half of the egg and buttermilk mixture; alternating until flour and buttermilk is all combined into a batter. 
If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
  1. Scrape down the bowl, then add the cocoa paste and beat until just combined.  
If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
  1. Fill the individual cupcake tins about ¾ of the way. TIP: use a batter spoon for the perfect amount of batter. 
  2. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  3. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer the cooked cupcakes to a cooling rack to finish cooling. 

Directions For Frosting

Add black food coloring until the frosting is black; about a tablespoon and a half..
  1. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream, vanilla, and salt on medium speed until combined and smooth. 
  2. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
Add black food coloring until the frosting is black; about a tablespoon and a half..
  1. Add black food coloring until the frosting is black; about a tablespoon and a half.. 

How To Decorate

fill a piping bag with frosting. Use the tip if your choice (round or star tips work best), frost the cupcake by making a circle from the outside to the inside, swirling the icing into a dome.
  1. Fill a piping bag with frosting. Use the tip if your choice (round or star tips work best), frost the cupcake by making a circle from the outside to the inside, swirling the icing into a dome.
Place two Mini Oreo cookies on the sides for ears and sprinkle the top of the cupcakes with Mickey Mouse sprinkles.
  1. Place two Mini Oreo cookies on the sides for ears and sprinkle the top of the cupcakes with sprinkles.
If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!
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Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes

If you are a Disney fan, you are going to love these simple Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes. Great for birthdays and bake sales, you are sure to put a smile on everyone's face!

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 ⅛ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

Frosting

  • 1¼ lbs (2½ packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 12 tbsp (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp real vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • Black food coloring

Decoration

  • Red cupcake liners
  • Mini Oreo cookies
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚.
  2. Line a cupcake tin with red cupcake liners.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the egg, buttermilk, vanilla, and vinegar. 
  5. In another small bowl, combine the cocoa powder and food coloring to make a paste.
  6. In a stand mixer or large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the softened butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy. 
  7. Reduce the mixing speed to low, then add one third of the flour mixture, then one half of the egg and buttermilk mixture; alternating until flour and buttermilk is all combined into a batter. 
  8. Scrape down the bowl, then add the cocoa paste and beat until just combined.  
  9. Fill the individual cupcake tins about ¾ of the way. TIP: use a batter spoon for the perfect amount of batter. 
  10. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Allow to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then transfer the cooked cupcakes to a cooling rack to finish cooling.


Frosting

  1. In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream, vanilla, and salt on medium speed until combined and smooth. 
  2. Reduce speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
  3. Add black food coloring until the frosting is black; about a tablespoon and a half.


Decorate

  1. Fill a piping bag with frosting. Use the tip if your choice (round or star tips work best).
  2. Frost the cupcake by making a circle from the outside to the inside, swirling the icing into a dome.
  3. Place two Mini Oreo cookies on the sides for ears and sprinkle the top of the cupcakes with Mickey Mouse sprinkles.

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