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Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

When the kids are home from school over the holidays, we like to watch Christmas movies and whip up some fun treats, like these adorable Reindeer Cupcakes! They are simple to make and super fun for the kids.

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

These chocolate cupcakes are made from scratch, except for the chocolate frosting. After making them as directed (see recipe below) and letting them cool completely, you get to do the fun part — decorate!

Turn ordinary cupcakes into cute reindeer by following these simple steps:

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

Generously frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

Place 1 Nilla wafer at the base of each cupcake.

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

Place 2 mini pretzel twists above the Nilla Wafers for the reindeer’s antlers. Use the toothpick to smear a little dab of chocolate frosting on the back of the candy eyes and place them onto the antlers. Finally, dab a little chocolate frosting on the back of the red Sixlet or M&M and add it to the Nilla Wafer as his nose.

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

These Reindeer Cupcakes are super cute and perfect for holiday parties!

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

Adorable Reindeer Cupcakes

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • ½ c. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 ½ c. flour
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/3 c. cocoa powder
  • Red Sixlets or red M&M's
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Candy eyes
  • Mini pretzel twists
  • Toothpicks

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 12 ct. cupcake tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine softened butter, eggs, milk, sugar and vinegar. Beat until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Mix well and slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients stirring until smooth and all lumps are gone.
  4. Pour the batter evenly into the cupcake tin and bake 19-21 minutes. Around 19 minutes, insert a clean toothpick into the cupcakes. If it comes out clean, they are done.
  5. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely prior to decorating.
  6. Generously frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.
  7. Place 1 Nilla wafer at the base of each cupcake.
  8. Place 2 mini pretzel twists above the Nilla Wafers for the reindeer's antlers.
  9. Use the toothpick to smear a little dab of chocolate frosting on the back of the candy eyes and place them onto the antlers.
  10. Finally, dab a little chocolate frosting on the back of the red Sixlet or M&M and add it to the Nilla Wafer as his nose.

Notes

Makes approximately 12 cupcakes. 1 cupcake = 1 serving.


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