Minnie Red Velvet Bundt Cake

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!

fondant minnie ears and bow on top of red velvet bundt cakes

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!

how to make a Minnie Mouse red velvet cake

This recipe is perfect for those who are:

  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Fish-free
  • Shellfish-free
  • Peanut & Tree nut-free
  • Soy-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.
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✨ 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.

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✨ 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!

red velvet Minnie Mouse holiday cupcakes

✨ 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!

Minnie Mouse ear red velvet bundt cakes on a cutting board

✨ FAQs

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.

fondant ears and bow on frosted cake

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.

iced mini bundt with Minnie Mouse ear toppers

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Minnie Red Velvet Bundt Cakes

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  • Author: Vee
  • Total Time: 1 hour 6 minutes
  • Yield: 1618 cakes 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


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!


Units Scale

Fondant Ears & Bow Ingredients:

Red Velvet Bundt Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 box gluten-free red velvet cake mix
  • 3/4 cup sour cream (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 18 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 disposable piping bags
  • star tip

Other Toppings:


Make Fondant Minnie Ears & Bow:

  • Lightly dust a cutting board with powdered sugar.
  • Using your hands, knead the red fondant until it is soft and easy to mold.
  • Take the paintbrush and dip it into powdered sugar.
  • Place the silicone mat onto the cutting board, and using the paintbrush, lightly dust the small bow mold. This helps keep the fondant from sticking to the mold.
  • Pinch off about 1 ½ tsp of red fondant and push it into the bow mold.
  • Allow it to set for 5 mins before carefully removing it from the mold.
  • Place onto the cutting board and continue making 11 more bows.
  • Allow the bows to sit overnight.
  • Dust the cutting board again with a little bit of powdered sugar.
  • Knead the black fondant until it is soft and easy to roll out.
  • Once you roll the fondant out to ¼ in thickness and using the circle fondant cutter, cut out 24 circles and place them aside to sit out overnight.

Bake Red Velvet Mini Cakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a mini bundt pan with pam baking spray and set aside. 
  • Using a standing mixer or hand mixer, beat together all cake ingredients until combined.
  • Fill the bundt cavities ¾ way and bake in the oven for 21 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Remove and place onto the counter and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

Add Melted Chocolate and Sprinkles:

  • Using a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate melting wafers in 45-second increments, mixing after every 45 seconds.
  • Spoon the white chocolate into the piping bag.
  • Place the bundt cake onto a wire rack over a cookie sheet.
  • Cut the piping bag with the white chocolate and pipe over the bundt cakes.
  • Sprinkle Christmas sprinkles over the white chocolate.
  • Allow to harden slightly.

Make Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients until combined and smooth.
  • Scoop into the piping bag and pipe a dollop into the center of the bundt cakes.

Assemble Minnie Red Velvet Bundt Cakes:

  • Place two black circles on the side for the ears and a red bow in the center of the frosting.


  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 36
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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