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Disneyland’s version of “The Grey Stuff’ in cupcake form! A sugar cookie base, red velvet cake, filled with raspberry preserves, topped with white chocolate OREO mousse, grey and white sprinkles, and cake crumbs.

Grey Stuff Cupcakes

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Beauty and the Beast has always been one of my favorite movies since I was a little girl. I was kind of obsessed with the music and was determined to learn the famous songs on the piano.

 

I purchased the book and practiced and practiced until I had it! There is a line in the song Be Our Guest where Lumiere, the talking candlestick, sings to Belle,

 

Try the Grey Stuff it’s delicious! Don’t believe me? Ask the Dishes!

 

If you have the chance to visit Disney World or Disneyland, you can try “The Grey Stuff” for yourself or you can make these yummy cupcakes right in your own kitchen!

 

The Grey Stuff Cupcakes Disneyland Version

 

Where Can You Get “The Grey Stuff”

 

I have had this yummy Beauty and the Beast inspired dessert at both Disneyland and Disney World. They are actually two different versions. Both delicious.

 

Walt Disney World

 

At Walt Disney World, you can enjoy two different versions at Be Our Guest Restaurant, depending on if you visit for lunch or dinner.

 

Entrance sign to Be Our Guest Restaurant at Disney Magic Kingdom Park

 

For lunch, you can order The Master’s Cupcake, which is chocolate sponge cake topped with The Grey Stuff.

 

At dinner time, The Grey Stuff is served in a white chocolate “Chip” cup and is absolutely adorable!

 

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Disneyland

 

My favorite version of The Grey Stuff is the Grey Stuff Gâteau available at Disneyland. In Fantasyland, you can get this treat at Red Rose Tavern for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

 

The Grey Stuff at Red Rose Tavern in Disneyland

 

Here is the description:

 

White Chocolate Mousse and Red Velvet Cake with a Raspberry Center

 

All of this deliciousness is served on top of a shortbread cookie.

 

This is how the idea for Grey Stuff Cupcakes came about.

 

Grey Stuff Cupcakes Recipe

 

Grey Stuff Cupcakes

 

To make these cupcakes more authentic to the Disneyland version, you begin with a layer of sugar cookie dough.

 

Sugar Cookie Base for Grey Stuff Cupcakes

 

The next layer is fluffy Red Velvet cake with sweet raspberry preserves in the middle.

 

On top of the cupcake is the famous Grey Stuff! Made with white chocolate pudding, crushed OREOS and whipped cream to make a decadent topping. 

 

Grey Stuff piped on a cupcake

 

To finish the look, I found some pearl sprinkles and added some cake crumbs. The result is amazing!

 

Helpful Kitchen Tools

 

Grey Stuff Cupcakes Disneyland Copycat

 

Ingredients

 

Sugar Cookie Layer

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk

 

Butter for sugar cookie layer

 

Red Velvet Cake Layer

  • 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 2/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2/3 Cup Buttermilk

 

Red Velvet Cake Mix

 

Cupcake Filling

  • 1/2 Cup Raspberry Preserves

 

Raspberry filed red velvet cupcakes

 

The Grey Stuff

  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Small Box White Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 6 OREO Cookies, ground into crumbs
  • Grey Pearl Sprinkles
  • White Pearl Sprinkles
  • Cake Crumbs

 

White chocolate instant pudding

 

Toppings

 

Grey and White pearl sprinkles

 

Directions

 

Sugar Cookie Bottom

 

  • Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy.

 

Whipped butter and sugar

 

  • Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk and mix again.

 

Vanilla extract for sugar cookie dough

 

  • Slowly add the salt, baking powder, and flour until combined.

 

Slowly add the salt, baking powder, and flour until combined

 

 

Sugar cookie dough scooped into cupcake liners

 

Cake Layer

 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the eggs and beat until light and fluffy.

 

Slowly add the salt, baking powder, and flour until combined

 

  • Add the cake mix, melted butter, sour cream, and buttermilk. Mix on low for 30 seconds, then on Medium for 1-2 minutes.

 

Sour Cream for Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

  • Use a cookie scoop to scoop 3 tablespoons of cake batter over each sugar cookie.

 

Red Velvet Cake batter over sugar cookie bottom

 

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

 

Baked Grey Stuff Cupcakes

 

  • Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then remove from pan.

 

Cooled Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

Cupcake Filling

 

  • Use a knife or cupcake corer to remove the center of each cupcake. Save the cupcake middles for later.

 

Remove Center of Cupcake

 

  • Add the raspberry preserves to a ziplock bag, and pipe filling into each cupcake hole.

 

Add the raspberry preserves to a ziplock bag, and pipe filling into each cupcake hole.

 

The Grey Stuff

 

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, add the heavy cream, white chocolate instant pudding, and OREO crumbs.

 

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, add the heavy cream, white chocolate instant pudding, and OREO crumbs.

 

  • Whip on high until stiff peaks are formed.

 

Whip on high until stiff peaks are formed.

 

 

Add the Grey Stuff to a large piping bag with a large star tip.

 

  • Using a circular motion, pipe the Grey Stuff onto the cupcake.

 

Using a circular motion, pipe the Grey Stuff onto the cupcake.

 

Toppings

 

 

 

Red Velvet Cake Crumbs

 

  • Break up the cupcake middles, reserved from earlier, into small crumbs and sprinkle over the tops of the cupcakes.

 

 

Grey Stuff Cupcakes

 

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Using a circular motion, pipe the Grey Stuff onto the cupcake.

The Grey Stuff Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Cookie Layer
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 3/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Milk
  • Cupcake Layer
  • 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, melted
  • 2/3 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2/3 Cup Buttermilk
  • Cupcake Filling
  • 1/2 Cup Raspberry Preserves
  • The Grey Stuff
  • 2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Small Box White Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 6 OREO Cookies, ground into crumbs

Instructions

  1. Sugar Cookie Bottom: Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk and mix again.
  3. Slowly add the salt, baking powder, and flour until combined.
  4. Place cupcake liners in a cupcake/muffin pan. Use a small cookie scoop to add 1 tablespoon of cookie dough to each cup.
  5. Cake Layer: In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the eggs and beat until light and fluffy.
  6. Add the cake mix, melted butter, sour cream, and buttermilk. Mix on low for 30 seconds, then on Medium for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Use a cookie scoop to scoop 3 tablespoons of cake batter over each sugar cookie.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven, allow to cool, then remove from pan.
  10. Cupcake Filling: Use a knife or cupcake corer to remove the center of each cupcake. Save the cupcake middles for later.
  11. Add the raspberry preserves to a ziplock bag, and pipe filling into each cupcake hole.
  12. The Grey Stuff: In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, add the heavy cream, white chocolate instant pudding, and OREO crumbs.
  13. Whip on high until stiff peaks are formed.
  14. Add the Grey Stuff to a large piping bag with a large star tip. Using a circular motion, pipe the Grey Stuff onto the cupcake.
  15. Toppings: Immediately after piping on the Grey Stuff, add a few grey and white pearl sprinkles.
  16. Break up the cupcake middles, reserved from earlier, into small crumbs and sprinkle over the tops of the cupcakes.





Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 312Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 198mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 18gProtein: 4g

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