When I found this recipe for hidden mickey cupcakes, I knew I wanted to make them for one of our special snack-days during our countdown to Disney. So with just 12 days left until our trip, we had both a treat and an early birthday party for my little niece! It wasn’t too time consuming to make these, the little Mickey inside was really a fun surprise, and they were tasty! Since I posted, the link to all hidden mickey cupcakes has been erased. But that’s ok, because I can tell you how to do it!
You will need to make 2 different batters. First, make your favorite brownie batter.
Bake it until it is almost done, but still hasn’t set completely.
Roll 1 quarter sized ball of brownie for Mickey’s head and 2 smaller balls for Mickey’s ears.
Mix up your favorite yellow or white cake batter.
Line your muffin tin. Place your larger brownie ball in the center of the muffin tin.
Pour a teaspoon of cake batter into lined muffin tins, so that you can still see the top of the ball.
Put the other two smaller brownie balls on top of the ball, like ears.
Then put more cake batter in, remembering that it will rise!
Bake at the normal temperature and time for the batter you used.
While the cupcakes bake, you can make chocolate mickeys to decorate the top.
Chocolate mickey toppers:
Draw a simple mickey shape on white paper. 3 circles, with the ears slightly smaller than the head. Then place wax paper on top of your paper so that you can trace the chocolate onto it. Melt some chocolate chips until they are liquid when you stir them. Put the chocolate in an icing bag or ziplock bag with a corner snipped. Trace the Mickey you drew with the chocolate onto the wax paper, and don’t forget to draw an inch long stick coming out out of the bottom of the head so that you can easily stick it into your cupcake when it’s done.