How to Turn Cupcakes into a ‘Lion King’ Cake

Surprise friends and family with a pull-apart cupcake cake made for a king. It’s the perfect centerpiece for your little one’s Lion King birthday party, your best friend’s baby shower, or a class event at school.

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The Lion King Cupcake Cake

25 min
18 min


  • Cupcake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Buttercream frosting (rust, gold, yellow, pink, black, brown)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  2. Line a cupcake pan with paper cupcake liners.

  3. Combine cupcake mix, eggs, water, and vegetable oil in a large bowl.

  4. Pour cupcake batter into cupcake pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-18 minutes.

  5. Prepare 24 cupcakes total.

  6. Place cooled cupcakes together to create one cohesive surface.

  7. Pipe rust-colored buttercream onto cupcakes as Simba’s leaf mane.

  8. Pipe Simba’s face in the center of the cake. Add details.

  9. Encourage guests to pull-apart cake by taking one cupcake from the outer edge.

  10. Enjoy!

Posted 3 years Ago
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