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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes

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These Adorable and kid friendly Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes are perfect for all of your Christmas parties this year!

I am always bringing some sort of fun treat to all of the holiday parties and get together’s we are invited to. Like these fun Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes

The holidays are always full of fun Christmas treats from cookies to cakes to pies. Christmas cupcakes just don’t get the publicity they need! 

While I use a homemade cake mix for these reindeer cupcakes, please don’t feel like you have to. You could easily use your favorite box mix as well. 


Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcake

How to Make Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes:

I have a free printable card on the bottom of this post with full instructions and ingredients! 

Start out with a simple vanilla cupcake (or chocolate if you’d like).

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy and then add in your eggs and vanilla.
 
In a separate bowl, mix together your dry ingredients.
 
Add dry ingredients slowly to wet, mixing between each addition. Stir in milk.
 
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full, and bake for 20-25 minutes.
 
vanilla cupcakes unfrosted on a cake plate
 
After your cupcakes are cooled off, it’s time to frost them! The best part! 
 
I am using my favorite Chocolate Buttermilk Frosting recipe to frost these Reindeer Cupcakes. 
 
To make your reindeer face, use two pretzel twists for antlers, candy eyes, and red M&Ms for the nose.
 
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcake
 
 

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcake
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes

Yield: 1 dozen
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These Adorable and kid friendly Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Cupcakes are perfect for all of your Christmas parties this year!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers.

Make your vanilla cupcakes. Vanilla Cupcake recipe can be found here.

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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Ashley Chassereau Parks

Thursday 25th of January 2018

These are so cute!! I love the candy eyes so much!! I know my girls would love to help decorate these!! I need to make them for our family Christmas party next year!