Reindeer Cupcakes
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

 Reindeer Cupcakes will look great on the dessert table for your upcoming holiday parties or make them for kid's classroom parties.  Either way your family is really going to enjoy them! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Dessert, Reindeer, Kid's Dessert
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Ingredients
For the Cupcakes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
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 and M's
  • 24 candy eyes
Instructions
For the Cupcakes
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together all of the dry ingredients.
  5. Add dry ingredients slowly to wet, mixing between each addition.
  6. Stir in milk.
  7. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  9. Let cool in pan for a few minutes then remove the cupcakes to a cooling rack to cool completely before adding the frosting.
For the Frosting
  1. In a large bowl, mix butter, cocoa, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Add powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. If frosting is too dry, add a tablespoon or two of milk and mix. If it is too runny, add a small amount of powdered sugar.
  4. Repeat either of these until you reach the desired consistency for your frosting.
To Decorate the Cupcakes
  1. Spread the frosting on the top of each cupcake using either the back of a knife or an offset spatula.
  2. To make your reindeer face, use two pretzel twists for antlers, candy eyes, and red M and M's for the nose.