Christmas is coming and Santa is on his way! Do you have this Reindeer Cupcake Recipe to make for him to take on his sleigh?!
Haha – so maybe a silly Christmas rhyme is perfect for this Reindeer Cupcake Recipe. This is an awesome Kid-friendly Holiday Dessert to make with your Elf on a Shelf for movie night (you could watch Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer) or bake these for Santa on Christmas Eve! The options are endless with this fun Christmas Treat! Plus, be sure to check out even more Christmas Recipes!
Reindeer Cupcake Recipe
2½ cups flour
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
¼ cup softened shortening
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. Red gel food color
1 C unsalted butter, softened
3/4 C cocoa powder
3 C powder sugar
3/4 C heavy cream
Wilton’s Reindeer decoration kit
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Mix with a wire whisk.
In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract, and red gel food coloring.
Add flour and buttermilk, 1/2 of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3’s filled.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.
Beat the softened butter alone until smooth.
Add cocoa and powder sugar alternately with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar.
Scoop frosting into a large pastry bag with a large roundtip.
Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push frosting to the tip.
Frost cupcakes beginning from the outside edge to the center.
Refer to the picture of the reindeer cupcake for additional details.
Place the antlers on each side of the frosted cupcake. Each antler should face each other.
Add the black candy for the nose then place the two eyes just above the nose.
For the girl reindeer add a red bow right between the antlers.
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Share this recipe with your friends and family this Christmas season! Give these as a gift or after school treat and see if your loved ones can name all of Santa’s reindeer!
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