Minion Cupcakes

So fun, so cute, so delicious!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, cupcakes, despicable me, frosting, minions
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 20 servings
Calories: 626kcal


  • 1 box white cake plus ingredients needed on the box
  • 1 container white frosting
  • 10 Twinkies
  • 1 tube blue food coloring
  • 20 cupcake liners
  • 1 tube black decorating gel
  • Candy eyeballs found at Walmart or alternatively use smarties candies and draw an eyeball inside


  • Prepare 20 cupcakes according to package instructions. While they are baking, scoop the frosting into a bowl and add blue food coloring. Mix well and continue adding drops until you reach a medium blue. Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost them.
  • Approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour before serving these cupcakes, begin the process of making the minion heads. Cut the Twinkies in half as you go. Using the black gel, draw a single line around the rounded portion of the minion head about halfway down. Alternate between using one and two candy eyes. Squirt a glob of the black gel onto the backside of each eye. Gently press the eye(s) onto the center of each black stripe. Draw a smile onto the minion and add hair (center part, spiky look or single curl).
  • Carefully place the heads onto the tops of the cupcakes, pressing down gently. Serve!


Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 128g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 80g | Vitamin A: 231IU | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 5mg