Make Way, Make Way for this Moana Cupcake Recipe

You don’t have to travel to the village of Motunui for this Moana-inspired cupcake! is sharing their favorite Moana Cupcake and we’re excited to “make way” for this delicious treat in the kitchen. Returning the heart of Te Fiti would be easier than convincing me to share this cupcake! Enjoy and happy baking!


Moana Cupcakes

Prep 15 Minutes, Cook 15 Minutes


  • Yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • Vanilla frosting, split into two separate dishes
  • Blue food coloring (4 drops)
  • Graham crackers
  • Edible flowers
  • Pink cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan


1. Mix yellow cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 1/4 cup of water, and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil into mixing bowl until well combined.

2. Line cupcake pan with pink liners and fill with batter. Bake according to instructions on cake mix.

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3. Place graham crackers in a food processor and chop until sand-like consistency is achieved, set aside.

4. Take 3/4 of vanilla frosting and mix with blue food coloring, until an “ocean blue” color is achieved.

5. Once cupcakes have cooled, frost with blue frosting.

6. Sprinkle graham cracker “sand” crumbs on to the center of cupcake, and pat down.

7. Place remaining frosting into a piping bag to create Moana symbol.

8. Top with a pretty flower, and enjoy!


About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 15 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.