Mr. Mouse Party Cupcakes

Almost too cute to eat, these treats start with cupcakes from packaged cake mix, then a scoop of ice cream and simple decorations.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box (1 lb 2.25-oz) yellow cake mix with pudding in the mix
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Topping

8
scoops vanilla ice cream (about 1/4 cup each)
16
miniature creme-filled chocolate sandwich cookies
Small candies
32
small pretzel sticks
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Prepare cupcakes as directed on box using water, oil and eggs. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
  • 2 Bake 21 to 26 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched lightly in center. Remove from pans. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Reserve 8 cupcakes. (Wrap and freeze remaining cupcakes for later use.)
  • 4 On cookie sheet, decorate each ice cream scoop to resemble a mouse, using 2 cookies for ears, and small candies and pretzels for facial features and whiskers. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and freeze. When ready to serve, place cupcakes on 8 dessert plates. Top each cupcake with decorated ice cream.

Expert Tips

Use any flavor cake that you like -- just follow guidelines on the box for the amount of water, oil and eggs to use, and the baking time.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.