The Most Fabulous Red Velvet Mickey Mouse Cupcakes

A monkey on a cupcake

We combine two of my favorite things – red velvet cupcakes and Mickey Mouse cupcakes for the most awesome Fabulous Red Velvet Mickey Mouse Cupcakes that uses Oreo Cookies for the ears.

– 1⅛ cups all-purpose flour – ¾ tsp baking soda – ⅛ tsp salt – ½ cup buttermilk, room temperature – 1 large egg – 1½ tsp white vinegar – 1 tsp real vanilla extract – 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder – 1 tbsp red food coloring – 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened to room temperature – ¾ cup granulated sugar

CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS:

– 1¼ lbs (2½ packages) cream cheese, softened – 12 tbsp (1½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature – 2 tbsp sour cream – 2 tsp real vanilla extract – ¼ tsp salt – 2½ cups powdered sugar – Black food coloring

FROSTING INGREDIENTS:

Make the cupcakes per the recipe, and fill the individual cupcake tins about ¾ of the way.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them cool completely before frosting and decorating

How to Make the Mickey Mouse Cupcake Frosting:  In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream, vanilla, and salt on  medium speed until combined and smooth.  Reduce speed to low and slowly add the powdered sugar. Mix until combined. Add black food coloring until the frosting is black.

Frost the cupcakes! Make the frosting and fill a piping bag with it. Use the tip of your choice (round or star tips work best), frost the cupcake by making a circle from the outside to the inside, swirling the icing into a dome.

Place two mini Oreo cookies on the sides for ears and sprinkle the top of the cupcakes with Mickey Mouse Cupcake sprinkles.  Just look at your Mickey Mouse Red Velvet Cupcakes!

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