Chocolate Mickey Cake

Hi guys!

We had a birthday celebration last Sunday for my aunt, grandpa, nephew and myself. I wanted to make a special cake for my aunt because she loves mice and especially Mickey Mouse…And she loves chocolate (who doesn’t). A few days before, I came across a Mickey Mouse cake. Yes! This is going to be the cake 😀

I decided to go for a yummy Devil’s Food Cake, topped with ganache. It’s such a rich chocolate cake, but not too heavy. I didn’t dare to write immediately on the cake so I wrote on some parshment paper to harden in the freezer until the letters were dry enough to put on the cake.


Chocolate Mickey Birthday Cake

What do we need:

  • 600 g self-raising flour
  • 150 g cocoa powder
  • 800 g sugar
  • 480 g butter
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 160 ml milk
  • 2 cups of coffee
  • pinch of salt
  • 640 ml cream
  • 840 g dark chocolate
  • 2 26cm pans
  • 1 12cm round cookie cutter
  • 100 g white chocolate
  • piping bag
  • parshment paper
  • 2 racks
  • 2 baking plates
  • Dr.Oetker cake cutter
  • something to put the cake on (I used a large cardboard covered with parshment paper)
Dr.Oetker cutter
Dr.Oetker cake cutter. This thing is super practical!

How to:


  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. Mix together butter and sugar.
  3. Put the milk and the coffee in the saucepan you used to heat the cream and heat it.
  4. Add eggs and vanilla extract to the butter-sugar mixture.
  5. Put flour, cocoa powder and salt in one bowl and blend a bit.
  6. Put half of your dry ingredients in the mixer, together with half of your coffee-milk mixture.
  7. Mix until it’s combined.
  8. Put the other half of the dry ingredients and coffee-milk mixture in the mixer.
  9. Mix until your batter is smooth.
  10. Divide the batter over the 2 pans.
  11. Bake for about 50 minutes.
  12. Let the cake cool completely.


  1. Heat the cream.
  2. Chop the dark chocolate and put in a large bowl.
  3. Poor the cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 2 minutes.
  4. Stir until your ganache becomes really smooth and glossy.

Let’s build Mickey!

  1. Put the racks each on a baking plate.
  2. Cut the cakes in half using the Dr.Oetker cutter (makes your cakes more leveled)
  3. Cut out 2 rounds in one cake using your 12 cm cookie cutter
  4. Place the bottom layer of the large round cake on the rack.
  5. Fill with ganache.
  6. Put the top layer on the cake and cover with ganache. you can guide the ganache using a spatula. Make sure your sides are covered as well.
  7. Do the exact same thing with the 2 little rounds.
  8. Place the large round cake on something big to put the whole thing on.
  9. Place the 2 ears in position.
  10. Put the cake in the fridge. You may have to reorganize the fridge 😉
  11. Take some parshment paper and melt the white chocolate.
  12. Put in a piping bag and snip the end off (not too much)
  13. Write Happy birthday and make two little mickeys (optional)
  14. Put it in the freezer to set.
  15. Once dried, put the letters on the cake and place the mickeys on the ears.
  16. Let’s eat!

Rich Chocolate Mickey Cake

Have a delicious day ❤
xxx Sarah

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