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Easy Rolled Holiday Mickey Mouse Cake

The Christmas holidays at Disney World are some of guests favorite time of year to visit and it’s no wonder. The magic during December just seems to go beyond the normal sparkle the park holds. One way to celebrate this special time of year is with this delicious and festive rolled holiday Mickey Mouse Cake.

This Mickey Mouse Christmas cake is perfect for any winter celebration or holiday party. Even though the cake is made with a boxed cake mix it looks so impressive. The festive red and white colors with black Mickeys & holly make the perfect Mickey Mouse Christmas cake.

Disney at Christmas

If you’ve ever had the chance to visit Walt Disney World during the holiday season, you know that there are yummy sweet treats everywhere you look. From gingerbread houses to candy canes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And one of our favorite holiday treats is the Mickey Mouse Holiday Rolled Cake!

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The great thing about this Mickey Mouse Christmas cake is that it’s actually quite easy to make. The hardest part is waiting for it to cool completely so you can roll it up without ruining the design.

But trust me, it’s worth the wait! Once it’s rolled up, this cake looks like a work of art.

If you’re looking for an impressive and festive cake to make this holiday season, look no further than this Mickey Mouse Holiday Rolled Cake!

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What is a rolled cake?

It is a cake that is baked and then rolled up. Rolled up cakes usually have a filling on the inside and then the outside is decorated with different decor and frosting.

These cakes are great for holidays because they are festive and can serve a lot of people! If you’ve never made a rolled cake before, give this Mickey Mouse Christmas Cake a try.

Why You’ll Love This Mickey Mouse Holiday Rolled Cake

  • The festive design featuring Mickey Mouse and holiday accents will be the centerpiece of any holiday celebration.
  • Made with layers of moist vanilla cake and creamy vanilla frosting, this rolled cake is a crowd-pleaser.
  • The convenient size is perfect for serving at parties or as an after-dinner treat.
  • Kids and adults alike LOVE Mickey Mouse, so this is a great time to make a dessert that everyone will love and cherish.

How to Make a Rolled Mickey Mouse Cake

When it comes to making this rolled cake, there are a few things you’ll need:

  • White cake mix
  • Large eggs
  • Water
  • Canola oil
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Powdered sugar
  • Green icing
  • Red icing
  • Disposable piping bags
  • Icing tips
  • Black Gel food coloring
  • Red Gel food coloring
  • Small bowl
  • Medium bowl

To get started, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prep a large cookie sheet by spraying it with Pam baking spray or another non-stick cooking spray, then cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper, making sure there is about 3 in of overhang on each end.

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat the 6 eggs on medium speed for about 6 minutes. When they’re ready, they will be light in color and frothy.

Next, lower the mixer speed to slow then add in the cake mix, oil and water. Mix until the batter is combined and smooth.

Scoop 1 1⁄2 C of the cake batter into the small bowl and mix in a few drops of black gel food coloring. Then scoop half of the remaining batter into the medium bowl and mix in a few drops of red gel food coloring.

Using a spoon or funnel, add the black colored cake batter into one of the piping bags and cut the tip off. Pipe mickey mouse head shapes onto the cookie sheet.

Pro Tip: If you’re worried about making Mickey Mouse, print out a Mickey head, cut it out, then use a butter knife to trace the shape onto the parchment paper. Outline the Mickey head with the black batter, then fill it in for the perfect Mickey Mouse!

Scoop the red cake batter into a second piping bag and scoop the remaining white batter into a third piping bag.

Cut the tips off and pipe red and ‘white’ stripes across the cookie sheet (over the Mickeys) going diagonal for a candy cane look.

Place the cake batter in the oven and bake it for 12-14 minutes or until a the top springs back when you touch it lightly.

Prep a second, larger cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper and set it on the counter. Sprinkle it lightly with powdered sugar.

Once oven timer goes off, remove the cake from the oven and carefully flip over the cake onto the parchment paper. Remove the parchment paper from the sheet cake, then carefully roll the cake up, making sure the bottom parchment paper is being wrapped with the cake.

Roll the cake into a tube shape and allow to cool completely.

Once your cake is cooled, unroll the cake carefully and spread 1 container of the cream cheese frosting onto the cake. Then slowly and carefully re-roll the cake back into a log shape.

Fit #66 icing tip into one piping bag and fit #4 icing tip into the remaining piping bag. Pipe random holly leaves around the top of the cake to add a festive touch.

Place your finished Mickey Mouse cake the fridge until you’re ready to serve!

Rolled Christmas Mickey Mouse cake on a white plate with Christmas greenery.
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Common Questions about Rolled Cakes

Can I use a different flavor cake mix for this recipe?

Yes, feel free to experiment with different flavors of cake! If you change cake mixes, make sure you think about the color of the batter. You’ll want it to be a light color to show off the Mickeys and red color. You’ll also want to make sure the filling pairs well with the chosen cake flavor.

Can I use homemade frosting instead of store-bought?

Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite homemade frosting recipe in place of the store-bought frosting. Again, make sure if you flavor the frosting you think about all the flavors together.

Is it possible to make this rolled cake ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the rolled cake and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving. Let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

Tips for Making a Mickey Christmas Roll Cake

  1. Start with a cooled cake of your choice,  it can be store-bought or homemade. Buying a boxed cake mix does help speed the process along. 
  2. Trim off any hard edges so the cake has a smooth surface.
  3. Spread a thin layer of frosting or jam on the surface, then sprinkle with your desired fillings (such as fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc). You can put whatever you’d like in a rolled cake, that’s the best part! 
  4. Carefully roll the cake from one short end to the other, using the parchment paper or plastic wrap to help guide and shape it.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Slice and enjoy this cake because it’s always a hit, no matter where you serve it. 

How to Store Leftover Mickey Cake

Leftover rolled cake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving. You can also freeze the rolled cake, wrapped tightly in plastic wrap, for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

The next time you need a fun holiday cake that’s also Mickey themed, give this Mickey Christmas roll cake a try! It’ll be the hit of every party you serve it at this holiday season.

Enjoy more Christmas Disney ideas for an amazing holiday season!

Yield: 1 Cake

Rolled Christmas Mickey Mouse Cake

Rolled Christmas Mickey Mouse Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz box White cake mix
  • 6 large Eggs
  • 1⁄4 cup Water
  • 1⁄4 cup Canola oil
  • 2 8 ounce container Cream cheese frosting
  • 1 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tube of Green icing
  • 1 tube of Red icing
  • 5 Disposable piping bags
  • #66 Icing tip
  • #4 Icing tip
  • Black gel food coloring
  • Red gel food coloring
  • 1 Small bowl
  • 1 Medium bowl

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Using a standing mixer or hand mixer, beat the eggs on medium speed until they are light in color and frothy, about 6 minutes.
  3. On a slow speed, mix in the cake mix, oil and water until combined and smooth
  4. Spray your cookie sheet with pam baking spray and cover the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Make sure there is about 3 inches of overhang on each end
  5. Scoop 1 1⁄2 C of the cake batter into the small bowl and mix in a few drops of black gel food coloring.
  6. Scoop half of the remaining batter into the medium bowl and mix in a few drops of red gel food coloring.
  7. Scoop the black colored cake batter into one of the piping bags and cut the tip off
  8. Pipe Mickey Mouse head shapes onto the cookie sheet.
  9. Scoop the red cake batter into a second piping bag and scoop the remaining white batter into a third piping bag.
  10. Cut the tips off and pipe red and ‘white’ stripes going diagonal for a candy cane look.
  11. Bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes or until a the top springs back when you touch it.
  12. Place a larger than the cake pan piece of parchment paper onto your counter and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  13. Once timer goes off, carefully flip over the cake onto the parchment paper.
  14. Remove the parchment paper from the cake sheet.
  15. Carefully roll the cake up, making sure the bottom parchment paper is wrapping with the cake.
  16. Roll the cake into a tube and allow to cool completely.
  17. Once cooled, unwrap the cake carefully.
  18. Spread 1 container of the cream cheese frosting onto the cake.
  19. Carefully re-roll the cake back into a log.
  20. Fit #66 icing tip into one piping bag and fit #4 icing tip into the remaining piping bag.
  21. Pipe random holly leafs around the top of the cake.
  22. Place into the fridge until ready to serve!

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