Disneyland’s Mickey Mouse Beignets

As a kid, I am pretty sure Mickey Mouse pancakes were just about the coolest thing my mom ever made me at that time in my life. On super special occasions, she even attempted Minnie Mouse pancakes with a cute little bow on top. Yeah, my mom is pretty awesome like that.

I am going to let you in on a little secret. This recipe come straight from Disneyland itself :) These amazing treats can be found at Cafe Orleans at Disneyland Resort and today I get to share the yummy and sought after recipe with you! Not only are these delicious, easy and totally doable- but they bring an extra little bit of magic to breakfast/dessert with their cute Mickey Mouse Shape.


Smear a little honey butter and sprinkle some powdered sugar on top and it is melt-in-your mouth heaven!

Disneyland's Mickey Mouse Beignets
This recipe comes straight from Disneyland and is seriously amazing!
Recipe type: Dessert
  • ½ tsp. dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water, (105 degrees F)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable shortening
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • powdered sugar
  • honey butter
  1. Sprinkle yeast over warm water in a small bowl, stirring to dissolve. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. Combine sugar, shortening, salt, heavy cream, egg, flour and boiling water in a large bowl; stir in yeast mixture. With the dough hook attachment of an electric mixer on medium speed, mix the dough just until combined and smooth. Let dough rest for 30 minutes.
  3. Roll to ¼-inch thickness and cut individual beignets with a Mickey Mouse-shaped cutter or cut into 2½ to 3-inch squares.
  4. Cover with a towel and let dough rise until doubled in size in a warm, draft-free area, about 1 to 1½ hours.
  5. Heat 3 inches of vegetable oil to 350°F in a deep, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Fry beignets until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes, turning as soon as they brown on one side. Remove with tongs and place on paper towels to drain.
  6. Dust warm beignets with powdered sugar and serve immediately. You can also spread some honey butter on them if you would like.

Makes: 10 large Mickey Mouse-shaped fritters or 2 dozen small fritters


If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

Filed under: dessert

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe


  1. Melissa H from So. Fla.

    I can't wait to make these!

    PS..I made your White Chocolate Craisin cookies the other day and my husband said to me last night "You know, I really loved those cookies you made the other night". I shreaked w/ excitement, because if you knew my husband he never says he "loves" anything. Kuddos! ;-)

  2. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    The actual recipe?! Omg omg omg, pardon me while I hyperventilate for a moment. Cafe Orleans has THE BEST beignets around (well, all of Disneyland has really good food, but I love the French Quarter part of D-Land the best!) These not only look adorable, but I KNOW they'll taste amazing. I'm so stoked to have the recipe!

  3. Cookin' Cowgirl

    Nikki, those are adorable!! Very creative! :) And your photos are beautiful!

  4. carrian

    those are awesome!! can't wait to show the girls

  5. Deborah

    How fun!! I need to make these for my daughter's birthday - she'll be in heaven!

  6. Marlene Iacuzzi

    Thand you for these. Sounds like the perfect thing for a special morning party.
    And thanks for the Disney photos. Your daughter is beautiful. Although I have never been lucky enough to go to the Calif. Disney, I have visited our Fl. one many times as an adult. It is still magical for me. And the food is all part of the experience,

  7. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke

    Growing up in New Orleans, I ate beignets at the cafe du monde all the time and I miss them! Have never attempted to make them, but I did have them at disneyland and they were pretty good. Must try! Pinning!

  8. Jody

    I want to try these but I don't have a bread mixer. Could I do it by hand I wonder...

  9. Becky

    Thanks for sharing!! I can't wait to try these! :)

  10. Stacey

    I can't see the receipe :(

    1. Chef in Training

      so sorry about that! It should be there now :)