This cute Reindeer Cupcakes recipe will be the perfect addition for your Christmas party this year, getting everyone into the holiday spirit!
Christmas is just around the corner and I’m sure you’re all looking for some great recipes to make with your family. These rudolph cupcakes make just the cutest thing for your holiday table, alongside these Christmas Tree Cupcakes.
The perfect treat for any holiday party, these reindeer cupcakes are so much fun for throughout the Christmas holidays.
Made with a homemade cake mix and topped off with a yummy chocolate buttercream frosting, these sweet reindeer cupcakes have a candy red nose and pretzel antlers to look like an adorable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!
With just a few simple ingredients, they’re ready in less than an hour. You’ll be sure to get compliments on how adorable your treats look AND taste when you serve these at next year’s holiday event.
The kids will love helping out in the kitchen baking the cutest christmas cupcakes, they’re even perfect for classroom parties!
Make your own Rudolph Cupcakes this holiday season!
How to Make this Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe:
I have a free printable recipe card on the bottom of this post with full instructions and ingredients!
- Recipe for The Best Chocolate Cupcake or Vanilla Cupcakes
- Recipe for Buttercream Chocolate Frosting
- 24 mini pretzel twists
- 12 red M&Ms
- 24 candy eyes
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Start out with a simple vanilla cupcake or chocolate cupcakes recipe.
Fill a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill pan 2/3 full.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Cool the cupcakes on a cooling rack until room temperature and then frost.
Make the Chocolate Fudge Frosting and frost the top of each cupcake.
To make your reindeer face use two mini pretzels as reindeer antlers at the top of the cupcake, candy eyes in the center of the cupcake and a red candy piece or a red m&m for the nose.
Store your cupcakes in an airtight container.
Looking for some more adorable reindeer desserts? Try these
Reindeer Cookies or Rice Krispies treats.
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- For Cupcakes:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
- For the frosting:
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup cocoa
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 24 pretzel twists
- 12 red M&Ms
- 24 candy eyes
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Let the cupcakes cool.
Make the Chocolate Buttercream frosting.
Frost the reindeer cupcakes.
Use the pretzels as antlers, add the eyes and a red nose to make these adorable Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes!
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Cuisinart CTG-00-SMB Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids, Set of 3
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KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, Onyx Black (K45SSOB)
Nordic Ware Classic Metal 9x13 Covered Cake Pan
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