My Disney-inspired red velvet bundt cake is made with all things delicious, like cocoa powder, sweet and decorative fondant, and a drool-worthy cream cheese frosting. The results? Perfectly moist cakes with rich chocolatey flavor. Create these Minnie Mouse red-velvet delights for your next holiday party to add a bit of Disney magic!
If you can’t make it to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party this year, never fear! I’m bringing the Disney holiday spirit to you with this gluten-free dessert.
Nothing says festivities like moist red velvet bundt cake; the vivid red color with snowy white cream cheese icing makes for a decadent holiday treat.
For even more fun, I’ve sprinkled a bit of Disney magic into this classic recipe with Minnie Mouse-themed decor to top your cakes.
Note: For a list of ingredients and instructions, scroll down to the bottom of this post and save the recipe card!
This recipe is perfect for those who are:
- Peanut & Tree nut-free
✨ Baking tips
- For easy bundt-cake removal, try these mini silicone cake pans.
- Let fondant accessories sit overnight to avoid drooping cake decor.
- Allow your red velvet bundt cakes to cool completely before decorating for a precise, non-melty finish.
✨ How to make fondant ears and bows
The first step to your red velvet cakes is to prep your fondant accessories!
Begin by kneading and molding your fondant using the instructions down below. We’re going to be making Minnie Mouse bows and dots for cake toppers.
I use silicone molds for the perfect bow shape every time.
Once removed from the molds, allow your fondant to sit overnight.
✨ How to make cream cheese frosting
Next, prepare your cream cheese frosting.
Mix your cream cheese frosting ingredients with a standing mixer until smooth. Add to a piping bag and set aside.
If you don’t have a stand mixer, a hand mixer will do the trick!
✨ How to bake red velvet mini bundt cake
Before you start baking, preheat your oven and prepare your mini bundt pans with some non-stick cooking spray.
Then, beat together your cake ingredients with an electric mixer and add the red velvet cake batter to the pans. Bake using the instructions down below and remove to cool.
While these cakes are sweet on their own, they look even cuter when decorated!
Melt white chocolate wafers using the instructions below (white chocolate chips would work as well). Then, add your mixture to a piping bag. Pipe over your bundt cakes and add some festive sprinkles, allowing the chocolate to harden slightly.
Next, add a dollop of your cream cheese frosting to the center of each cake.
Finally, place your prepared fondant decorations to finish your Minnie Mouse red velvet bundt cake creations!
Here are the most common questions I get any time I share this Minnie red velvet bundt cakes recipe. If you have any more questions, drop them for me in the comments below or DM me on Instagram!
How do you keep a bundt cake moist?
Because bundt cakes are notoriously dense, they also tend to dry out quickly!
Keep your red velvet bundt cakes moist and delicious by storing them in an airtight container.
What does adding vinegar to a red velvet bundt cake do?
While this recipe doesn’t call for vinegar, many red velvet recipes do!
Though it may sound strange, it’s for good reason. Vinegar helps the cake to rise while baking; it reacts chemically with the added baking soda for some serious leavening power.
Fun fact – red velvet cake was traditionally colored with beet juice rather than red food coloring, which could turn blue when baked. Adding vinegar to these cakes kept the red beet color from turning.
Should I flour a bundt pan?
While some try flouring bundt pans to prevent sticking, this can actually make the cake stick more.
Flouring can cause excess sticking as well as a gummy outer texture to your bundt cake.
To get perfect bundt cakes every time, I recommend greasing your bundt pans and letting them cool completely before removing your cakes.
This is especially important when working with gluten-free flour, which is notoriously crumbly if mishandled.
Is this Minnie red velvet bundt cake recipe vegan?
Unfortunately, this recipe is not plant-based. If you want to try out a vegan version, you’ll need to substitute sour cream, mayo, eggs, cream cheese, and unsalted butter for vegan alternatives (phew!).
While this recipe isn’t the easiest to vegan-ify, it is possible if you have access to a grocery store well-stocked with vegan options.
I hope you love this red velvet bundt cake recipe as much as I do! If you want to enjoy it along with a sweet drink, whip up a steaming hot cup of my mint hot chocolate. Top with whipped cream and festive sprinkles for extra decadence.
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