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Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

These Minnie Mouse cupcakes are adorable and so easy to make. Perfect for a little girl’s birthday party!

These Minnie Mouse cupcakes are adorable and so easy to make. Perfect for a little girl's birthday party!

A few weeks ago, my daughter Lizzy turned five, and we finally got around to having her birthday party this last weekend! She wanted a big party with all her friends from preschool, and I think we did a pretty good job of it. She has been obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse lately, and especially loves Minnie Mouse, so it was a no brainer to pull together a quick and easy Minnie Mouse party for her. I’ll share more details on her party soon, but I wanted to share these adorable Minnie Mouse cupcakes we made today. They were a huge hit with all the kiddos, and I love that they’re so easy but still look fantastic. I used my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe for the base (although you could easily use a boxed mix or even buy undecorated cupcakes from your local bakery), and the frosting whipped up easily. When Lizzy came in the kitchen and saw the finished cupcakes, her jaw dropped and she squealed in excitement. I think that’s a job well done!

These Minnie Mouse cupcakes are adorable and so easy to make. Perfect for a little girl's birthday party!

Minnie Mouse Cupcakes

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Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter cold, cut into small cubes
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup 8 ounces butter, softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt

For the frosting and decorating:

  • 1-2 tablespoons half and half or heavy cream
  • 2 drops pink food coloring or 1 drop red food coloring
  • 48 mini Oreos

Instructions

For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350. Line two muffin tins with paper liners. In a large bowl or a the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the sour cream and vanilla bean paste in a measuring cup, and add about half of the sour cream mixture to the flour mixture. Beat until well blended and smooth. Add the other half of the sour cream mixture, and beat until smooth. Fill paper liners 2/3 full and bake 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in pan for a few minutes and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the frosting and decorating:

  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and one tablespoon half and half. Beat until light and fluffy. Add additional half and half as needed to make a fluffy frosting. Add the food coloring and mix to combine. Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes (I used a Wilton 2D tip), then add your mini Oreos to make the mouse ears.
These Minnie Mouse cupcakes are adorable and so easy to make. Perfect for a little girl's birthday party!

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  1. Ahhh! So refreshing to finally find minnie mouse cupcakes WITHOUT custom white chocolate bows! These are so beautiful and simple. I'll use this idea for my daughter's birthday too! Thanks for sharing!

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