Minions Cupcake Recipe

Posted on Apr 18 2015 - 5:11pm by Susan Bewley

Have someone in your household that loves minions? Check out this adorable Minion Cupcake Recipe, made with homemade banana cupcakes here!

I will freely admit, I am a big kid at heart. Yes, I am one of those adults who will go in and watch a kids’ movie alone or make it a date night with my husband. There are some movies that are just memorable and hilarious to not just kids, but adults as well. Ever since Despicable Me came out, however, I have been in love with the minions. Its hard not liking these adorable yellow guys as they go out of their way to do the bidding of a super villain and make the situation as comical as possible. Even their evil selves are absolutely adorable. It really doesn’t surprise me that kids love these guys and parents don’t mind watching the antics either.

To me, the minions are the main reason I have watched all the Despicable Me movies and I really can’t wait to watch the new Minions movie when it comes out later this summer. Being such a huge fan, I was excited when a friend of mine made these gorgeous cupcakes for me as a surprise. Of course, she is a fan of the movies too. Only a true fan spends an evening creating adorable cupcakes that looks like minions, right? Oh, and the cupcakes themselves are banana flavored – of course! Any true minion loves bananas!

Have someone in your household that loves minions? Check out this adorable Minion Cupcake Recipe, made with homemade banana cupcakes here!

Knowing that many of you would love to be make these at home yourself, she was kind enough to share the recipe and directions on how to put these adorable cupcakes together. Personally, we can’t wait to make them ourselves! So, what do you think of these adorable cupcakes? Make sure to tell us what you think in the comments below!

Note: Special thanks to my friends Krista from Adventures of Country Divas for helping me with this recipe and pictures!


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Minions Cupcake Recipe
Have someone in your household that loves minions? Check out this adorable Minion Cupcake Recipe, made with homemade banana cupcakes here!
Cuisine: Dessert
Recipe type: Cupcake
Cupcake Recipe:
  • 4 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C shortening
  • 3 C sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C ripe mashed banana
  • ½ C buttermilk
Frosting Recipe:
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream
  • 3 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP of heavy whipping cream
  • Yellow food coloring
Royal Icing Recipe:
  • 2 egg whites
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 + C powder sugar
Cupcake Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  4. Combine and cream the shortening and sugar together until light and creamy.
  5. Add one egg at a time, mixing after each egg.
  6. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  7. Mix in the bananas.
  8. Continue mixing while adding ingredients to make sure they are fully incorporated.
  9. Slowly add in the buttermilk.
  10. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  11. Blend all the ingredients together.
  12. With an ice cream scoop fill each paper lined cupcake tins until ¾ filled.
  13. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  14. Make sure that the cupcakes are done by inserting a toothpick in the center of a cupcake and comes out clean.
  15. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
Frosting Directions:
  1. Cream sweet cream with powder sugar until light and creamy.
  2. If not creamy ADD in the heavy whipping cream.
  3. If too soft ADD more powder sugar.
  4. Make sure that the frosting can form and maintain a stiff peak.
  5. Divide the frosting into 2 bowls.
  6. In first bowl put the white frosting in it.
  7. In the second bowl, add 4-5 drops of yellow food coloring.
  8. Stir to mix the color.
  9. Using a pastry bag with a large tip, scoop in the white frosting.
  10. Turn the pastry bag.
  11. Now scoop in the yellow frosting.
  12. Twist the loose end of the pastry bag forcing the frosting to come out.
  13. Test out the frosting to make sure the yellow have twisted together.
  14. Frost the cupcakes.
Royal Icing Directions:
  1. Combine all ingredients together on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  2. Divide icing equally into 5 bowls.
  3. Pour icing into bowl #1 ADD 4-5 drops of yellow food coloring.Mix well.
  4. Pour icing into bowl #2 ADD 4-5 drops of royal blue food coloring. Mix well.
  5. Pour icing into bowl #3 ADD 4-5 drops of black food coloring. Mix well.
  6. Pour icing into bowl #4 ADD 4-5 drops of silver food coloring. Mix well.
  7. Pour icing into bowl #5 and leave it white.
Minion Directions:
  1. Search Google for an image of Minions.
  2. Copy/paste to word.
  3. Save to your folder.
  4. Print the image of the Minions.
  5. Tape the color printed image of the Minion to a cookie sheet.
  6. Cut/tear a sheet of wax paper.
  7. Tape the wax paper to the cookie sheet covering the printed sheet of the Minions.
  8. Using the royal icing trace the outline of the Minion with a #2 tip following the color outline displayed on the page under the wax paper.
  9. Using the yellow outline and fill in the body of the Minion.
  10. Using the royal blue outline and fill in the overalls.
  11. Using the black outline and fill in the symbol on the overalls, the mittens and boots and draw the mouth.
  12. Draw in the center of the eyes, hair, and side frames of the glasses also with the black.
  13. Using the silver outline the glasses and add in additional hair.
  14. Using the white royal icing... fill in the circle of the eyes.
  15. Allow 5-10 hours to dry.
  16. Make sure that the Minions are dry, gently push in on one of the Minion.
  17. If the Minion allows you to push in they are not dry.
  18. Remove the tape from the wax paper and cookie sheet.
  19. Cut the wax paper into squares surrounding the Minions.
  20. Gently peel off the back of the Minion.
  21. Make a small cut in the frosting in the center of the frosted cupcakes.
  22. Place the Minion in the cut to hold it up.

Have someone in your household that loves minions? Check out this adorable Minion Cupcake Recipe, made with homemade banana cupcakes here!


Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

78 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Rebecca B April 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    These are so stinkin’ cute. We WILL be making these. My kids love the minions.

  2. Sue M. April 19, 2015 at 3:05 am - Reply

    I love these cupcakes, you did a great job with making them! The recipe sounds really delicious, thanks for sharing!

  3. William Kwok April 19, 2015 at 9:39 am - Reply

    That is super cute! Quite a likeness to the toons. Just seems like a lot of prepping though so I think I’ll pass on trying this one out unless I’ve lots of time.

  4. Michele P April 19, 2015 at 11:42 am - Reply

    these are adorable! My grandson will be 5 in June and I just might have to try these out.

  5. lisa April 19, 2015 at 11:57 am - Reply

    I don’t know what a minion is but the cupcakes are cute. Those would be nice to serve at a birthday or taken to school as a treat.

  6. sue hegle April 19, 2015 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Oh my word these are so cute. Cant wait to make for my great nephew!

  7. laura rubenstein April 19, 2015 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    OMG These cupcakes are absolutely adorable! I know tons of kids and adults that would love these.

  8. Saundra McKenzie April 19, 2015 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    My grandkids are obsessed with minions. They will love these and I am going to try and make them next weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. Laurie P April 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    almost too cute to eat!

  10. Emily Endrizzi April 19, 2015 at 10:43 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes are so adorable! My kids are huge minion fans!

  11. Kay Moser April 20, 2015 at 11:20 am - Reply

    That’s a really cute idea. I bet kids get excited over these.

  12. Dana Rodriguez April 20, 2015 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    Those are adorable!! Had to share! πŸ™‚

  13. Rosanne Morrison April 20, 2015 at 6:53 pm - Reply

    The recipe looks doable but making the minions seems a bit more complicated

  14. Sarah L April 20, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Those are very cute. My nephew would love them.

  15. Jennifer Herman April 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    This recipe is so very cute!! I might have to try this out.

  16. angelina jacobs howell April 21, 2015 at 11:39 am - Reply

    These are sooo adorable ..this is going to be our next rainy day bake day project .

  17. katie smith April 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    haha it is so cute, i will have to try it out thanks

  18. Deborah W. April 24, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    These are so cute! I can’t wait to make them for my granddaughter.

  19. Brooke April 24, 2015 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Oh my goodness these are so cute! I’ll have to try these out πŸ™‚

  20. Crystal Rogers Walker April 24, 2015 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Oh How cute these will be for my Grannddaughter party, they will have a fit over these, I will make these for sure

  21. Maria Sarmento April 24, 2015 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    They are so cite! My daughter loved it and asked my right away to make them!

  22. Deb P April 25, 2015 at 3:33 am - Reply

    Great for a kid’s party. I think they are cute and look yummy.

  23. Brandy Nelson April 25, 2015 at 3:50 am - Reply

    Okay, so these are ridiculously adorable. I am afraid that if I attempted it, it would be a big, huge FAIL,lol You have some serious skills, woman! πŸ™‚

  24. Jasmine Stanford April 25, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness those are too cute

  25. Judy Thomas April 25, 2015 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    OMG! These are so cute!

  26. Vero M April 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    I love these and the I would like to make these if I ever win the kitchen aid mixer πŸ™‚

  27. alicia szemon April 25, 2015 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    OMG! How cute!!! This would be awesome for parties!

  28. Babette Thurston April 28, 2015 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Wow, these are really cute! would love to try them!

  29. Linda Manns Linneman April 28, 2015 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    These minion cupcakes are so cute. The recipe sounds great. My grandkids will just love these. Thank you so much for sharing

  30. LAMusing April 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    These are adorable!! I doubt I have the patience, but I wish someone would make them for me πŸ™‚

  31. Heidi Salisbury May 1, 2015 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    These are so cute I want one πŸ˜‰

  32. Christy Caldwell May 2, 2015 at 4:52 am - Reply

    These are almost too cute to eat. I love the Minions! I am super intimidated by baking anything. But you’re welcome to come do it for me. πŸ˜‰

  33. Lisa Ward May 2, 2015 at 7:22 am - Reply

    You have skills if i made these , would not look like that. However super cute love minions. Thank you for the recipe.

  34. Tammy Schweitzer Catterton May 2, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    I just love this recipe thanks for sharing it with us yum indeed so cute

  35. tracee May 3, 2015 at 1:35 am - Reply

    What a lot of work. They are very cute though.

  36. May Grace May 3, 2015 at 4:20 am - Reply

    I love baking with bananas, and my family loves the despicable me minions. I can’t wait to try these out!

  37. Eva Mitton-Urban May 3, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    Hah these are hilarious. My son even though he will be 12 in December loves – birthday silliness. Each year I do something different – one year cupcakes, next sundaes, then DQ dilly bars. Love changing it up and seeing something unique, this is a blast I will be copying this for his 12th. Thanks for posting.

    Eva Mitton-Urban

  38. Sandra Watts May 5, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    These are awesome! I had to pin.

  39. sarah poole May 6, 2015 at 1:00 am - Reply

    One of my friends would totally love these. She’s obsessed with minions!

  40. Anita Mitchell May 6, 2015 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Oh my! My grand children would love these. Then again… we all would. <3

  41. Kristin Henderson May 7, 2015 at 8:42 pm - Reply


  42. Gladys Aguilar May 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    My daughter would freak over this. I might try once I get back into baking

  43. cyndee robinson May 22, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

    These are super adorable! I’m going to attempt these for my 4 yr.old grandbaby!

  44. Katrina May 22, 2015 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    That is so adorable!

  45. Anne Marie Carter May 29, 2015 at 12:00 am - Reply

    I am going to have to make these cupcakes for my grandson. He loves The Minions!

  46. Dawn rader May 31, 2015 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    these are definitely cute!! The don’t look terribly difficult! can’t wait to try them.

  47. lisa June 1, 2015 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I made these without the minions on top. The recipe is delicious! Mine don’t look pretty like yours do but, it’s an excellent recipe. Thanks!

  48. Sara June 3, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

    Theses cupcakes look yummy Thay are cute

  49. Pamela Gurganus June 5, 2015 at 3:59 pm - Reply

    I love, love, love these cupcakes! I’m taking my nieces and nephew to see the Minion movie when it comes out and I’m going to make these cupcakes to have after. Thanks for sharing!

  50. laurie damrose June 5, 2015 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Looks easy to make and just too cute!

  51. Cindy S. June 5, 2015 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    What a perfect treat for a Minions birthday party. Very fun and colorful.

  52. Maria Luan Hechanova June 6, 2015 at 11:31 am - Reply

    My little babies really love minions..

  53. James R June 8, 2015 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    These are so creative and adorable!

  54. Tawny June 9, 2015 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    They are precious. It brings a smile to my face each time I look at this.

  55. Litay June 10, 2015 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Recipe well explaines, step by step. Even my husband can do it πŸ˜‰

    I made a link of your article to my blog related to the minions word (, I hope you are ok with that


  56. erika thacker June 10, 2015 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Wow this looks like a 5 star recipe. These turned out amazing very creative!

  57. terry myers June 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    My grandchildren love the minions they would love the cupcakes i will pin the recipe to make for them

  58. Racquelle June 13, 2015 at 6:01 am - Reply

    These are super cute! I love the minions!

  59. Kat June 13, 2015 at 7:56 am - Reply

    Adorable! I want to make these for my husband! He’s obsessed with minions!

  60. Leela June 13, 2015 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Those are too cute!

  61. Kambrea June 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh these are so cute! I have to share!

  62. denise low June 16, 2015 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    These are cute. And they look delicious. My grandkids would love these also.

  63. Barrie June 17, 2015 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    I think I can make these. Great for kids, teens and adults alike. We just saw preview for the Minion movie so I’m motivated to make these sooner than later!

  64. Fee Roberts June 20, 2015 at 11:34 am - Reply

    These are adorable. My granddaughter loves the Minions. We’re thinking of a Minion themed party for her birthday, and these would be perfect.

  65. BILL HOFF June 20, 2015 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    We are always looking for different treats to prepare for the grandkids!

  66. Mai T. June 21, 2015 at 5:38 am - Reply

    I love this one! Minions are the funniest! I must try this for my niece’s birthday celebration!

  67. Erika June 22, 2015 at 3:19 am - Reply

    I love these cupcakes. They look so good.

  68. Sue E June 22, 2015 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I have got to share this cute delicious banana recipe with my daughter. She is making goodies for the 4th of July block party. These cupcakes would be a sure hit! Most of the kids around here have “MINION” fever πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing a great idea!

  69. Melanie Borhi June 23, 2015 at 4:18 am - Reply

    This is to cute I love minions!!

  70. lisa June 26, 2015 at 11:46 am - Reply

    This is a cute idea. A nice change from serving plain frosted cupcakes,

  71. Jennifer M June 27, 2015 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Oh how fun!! Thanks

  72. Amy Lovell July 3, 2015 at 7:18 am - Reply

    These are too cool!!! My daughter would these!!! Thanks!

  73. Sarh S July 4, 2015 at 2:26 am - Reply

    How fun are these?! My kids would love to help me make these and of course eat them as well! Thank you so much for the detailed instructions to make the Minions!

  74. julie ferguson gould July 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm - Reply

    I will for sure be making these for my kidlets that I babysit, they love to bake πŸ™‚ Thanks Susan they are adorable πŸ™‚

  75. Elizabeth H. July 5, 2015 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Aren’t these cute?!?! I would love to make these for the students in my class!! Thanks a bunch for sharing this. I LOVE THE MINIONS!!

  76. Kay Moser July 10, 2015 at 11:57 am - Reply

    These are adorable. I’m old as dirt but I love Minions.

  77. Brooke Owens July 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    OMG these are the cutest things ever!!!!

  78. Daniel Scott July 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    These cupcakes are so cute. The kids would love making the minions and I have never thought to use an image and then trace over it on parchment or wax paper. Thank you so much for the great ideas.

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