Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

Did you know that on July 17th, 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California? That means that this Friday, the park is about to turn SIXTY years old! In honor of such an auspicious anniversary, we’ve created these Mickey Mouse Cupcakes to celebrate Walt and his amazing vision for the most Magical Place on Earth!

To all who come to this happy place: Welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America, with the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.

—Walter E. Disney, July 17, 1955
Mickey Mouse Cupcakes
Here’s what you’ll need for these Mickey Mouse Cupcakes:

2/3 C unsalted butter, soft
1 2/3 C sugar
3 eggs
2 C flour
2/3 C cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/3 C  whole milk
1 pack mini Oreos

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and then line your cupcake pan with paper liners. 

Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder in one bowl. In another, cream together the butter with sugar until it is light and creamy. Add in one egg at a time, beating after each addition.

Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and 1/3 of the milk into the creamed mixture. Beat until smooth and then add another third and the final third beating between each.

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

Scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins and bake for 20 – 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Cool in the cupcake pan for 10 minutes, and then remove from cupcake pan and cool on wire rack.

Choose your favorite frosting recipe and frost the top of your cupcakes in a nice swirl. I used a nice vanilla cream frosting, but the chocolate would be great, too.

Add two little mini Oreo cookies to either side of the frosting to create Mickey’s “ears.”

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

You can use a glue gun to glue two little buttons onto the front of a red cupcake liner to be Mickey’s pants.

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

These are such cute little cupcakes, and they are perfect for celebrating Disneyland’s birthday! But they’d also be super cute for a kid’s Disney-themed party. Add a red bow to the top for Minnie Mouse cakes!

Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

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Katie Reed is a 34 year old mommy blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have three beautiful boys. Dexter is 5, Daniel is 3 and baby Chester is almost 2. She writes about all things motherhood related, including kid-friendly recipes and crafts, being a modern woman (with beauty and fashion posts), as well as reflections on the humorous side of life and love. She spends most of her time trying not to swear in front of her in-laws. The rest of her time is spent on Pinterest, where she tells herself that tomorrow she will get it together and learn how to make that cool woven chevron rug from rope and old t shirts.


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    Those are the cutest thing ever! I love how they came out!

  2. These are so cute! The buttons are an adorable touch!

  3. OMGosh these are so stinking cute I can’t even stand it! When cupcakes are so cute like this I can’t just about can’t bring myself to eat them!
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  4. These turned out so cute! They’re alost too cute to eat….almost.

  5. These are some of the greatest cupcakes ever! I love the addition of the buttons!

  6. Those are nice. Celebrating with Mickey is always fun.
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  7. This reminds me of my Mickey party i had. That cupcake looks so cute.

  8. These are adorable. They would be perfect for a Mickey Mouse party for little ones.
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  9. What a great idea to add the buttons! I must pass this recipe on to the baker in our family as I know I wouldn’t do it justice. But I will be first in line to sample!

  10. Those little buttons and mini oreos make such a huge impression! I love this cupcake and just forwarded it to a friend!
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  11. Aw they did turn out so cute. I think I’ll pin these and try to make them later.

  12. These are so cute! I love the addition of the white buttons. SO CUTE!

  13. How cute! I bet these are so delicious! Happy Birthday Disneyland!

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