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! Family.Disney.com 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!

Source: Family.Disney.com

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.