Mickey Mouse Cupcakes with mickey inside

mickey mouse cupcakes
Mickey was everywhere, even honeymooners donned mickey hats with veils. It was Disney World after all, but I still did not expect the level of devotion that the adults had for the disney characters. These cupcakes are a tribute to our time spent a Disney World and to all those Mickey Mouse LOVERS!It does not matter which side you bite into these cupcakes from mickey is there to suprise and delight the little and big kids alike.

Dark Brownie mixture for mickey on inside

(you only need half of this recipe but I make the whole amount and let the kids have some).
1 cup or 220g (7.76 ounces) butter
2 1/4 cups or 510g (17.99 ounces) sugar
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups or 200g (7.05 ounces) plain flour
1 1/4 cups or 140g (4.94 ounces) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp instant coffee powder (optional)
1 tablespoon vanilla (optional)
Preheat oven to 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit). Melt the butter, allow to cool then add the sugar and eggs and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Spoon into a 17.5cm (6.89 inches) x 27cm (10.63 inches) tin and spread to the edges. Bake for approx 20-30 minutes or until a knife inserted into the centre comes out clean, try not to over bake them.

To make the brownie ‘paste’ crumble the brownies into a bowl (remember that you only need half the brownies if you made the full recipe). Add 1/2 cup of vanilla cake batter and 1/4 cup of water and stir well. If it is still very dry and crumbly, this will be the case if the brownies were a little over baked, then you may need to add up to another 1/2 cup vanilla batter and 1/4 cup water. Once you have a moldable paste you can make your mickey shapes (see video below)


Vanilla Cake Cupcake Recipe

(updated may 2013 this recipe gives a softer yummier cupcake)
6 tablespoons or 97g (3.42 ounces) of butter at room temp or margarine
1 1/2 cups or 345g (12.17 ounces) sugar
2 cups or 320g (11.29 ounces) flour
3 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

2 eggs
1 cup full cream milk
1 tsp vanilla essence

Place the butter and dry ingredients into the bowl of an electric mixer and whisk until it resembles fine bread crumbs.  Place the wet ingredients in another bowl and beat with a fork until well combined.

Add half of the wet mix into the crumb mix and beat for 30 seconds with the electric mixer on slow speed, add the wet remaining ingredients and mix for a further 30 seconds or until just combined (do not over mix).

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Put a spoon of cake mixture into the bottom of 12 cupcake cases. Add a 3D mickey brownie shape (watch the video below for a demonstration of how to make these) then top with more cupcake mixture. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes at 180C (356 degrees Fahrenheit).

Frost with buttercream (click to open the buttercream recipes and flavors post). Top with your mickey logo chocolate decorations (these are demonstrated in the video for info on how to temper chocolate and what chocolate to use click here).


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Hi I'm Ann, food scientist, dietitian, wife, mum to 3 boys. Join me each week for desserts, chocolate and cakes.
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197 Responses to Mickey Mouse Cupcakes with mickey inside

  1. Nitzan says:

    tried this recipe today and it came out perfect and delicious!

  2. Marianne says:

    I am making these tomorrow and I want to make sure that I am putting21/4 cups of flour in the brownie recipe. It seem like a lot !!!! Please help!!!

  3. Marianne says:

    What size pan are the brownies baked in?

  4. Vera Meijer says:

    i’m baking right now results come later

  5. Zane says:

    I have a question – how can it be in brownie mix there is 2 1/4 cups or 280g (9.88 ounces) sugar, but in vanilla cupcake mix 1 1/2 cups or 345g (12.17 ounces) sugar? Which amount is the right one? In cups, ounces or grams?

  6. Michelle Hastings says:

    used this recipe for my best friend’s birthday, she absolute loved it

  7. Kerri says:

    Been looking for something to please my Step Dad for his upcoming birthday and since he loves ‘The Mouse’ this is just the treat. Thanks for a great idea and the video to show how possible this can be!

  8. may says:

    Hi, I have a question about Mickey Mouse cupcake, how Kafkais out the amount listed?
    tanks, may.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Are the amounts to the Mickey Mouse cupcakes/brownies ingredients in US or British measurements?

    Thank you.

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