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Mickey Mouse Christmas Cupcakes

Celebrate the holidays with chocolate Mickey Mouse Christmas cupcakes finished with red frosting and mini Oreo ears.

FOOD

Mickey Mouse Christmas Cupcakes

Celebrate the holidays with chocolate Mickey Mouse Christmas cupcakes finished with red frosting and mini Oreo ears.

Ingredients

Cupcake Batter

  • Cupcake batter:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

Buttercream

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • red food coloring
  • Mini oreos

Steps

Cupcake Batter

  1. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, beating with each addition.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Add this to the butter mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the buttermilk.
  3. Pour the batter into a muffin pan lined with red cupcake liners.
  4. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, then cool completely.

Buttercream

  1. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time, then beat for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy.
  2. Dye ¾ of the buttercream red and leave the remaining buttercream white.
  3. Place the red buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a large, star-shaped piping tip. Place the white buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a small, star-shaped piping tip.
  4. Pipe a large swirl of red buttercream on top of each cupcake.
  5. Use the white buttercream to create the top pompom and fluffy trim of the hat.
  6. Stick 2 mini Oreo cookies on either side of the hat to create Mickey’s ears. Enjoy!