Reindeer Cupcakes

Do your children dislike Christmas pudding and mince pies? These Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes make such a jolly alternative. They’re really easy to make and a great way to have fun together in the kitchen over the Christmas holidays.Reindeer Cupcakes, a fun Christmas recipe for kids.

Christmas Recipes For Kids – Reindeer Cupcakes

Supplies for Reindeer Cupcakes:

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(makes 12)

For the Muffins

  • 150g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 50g cocoa
  • 100g self raising flour

For the Topping

  • 200g soft butter
  • 40g cocoa
  • 360g icing sugar
  • 4 Curly Wurlys
  • Smarties (For the eyes and nose. You could use other sweets or halved cherries and dried fruit if you prefer.)

curly wurlysHow To Make Chocolate Reindeer Muffins:

For the Muffins

  1. Pre-heat the oven 180C
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs and gradually add them to the butter and sugar mix.
  4. Fold in the flour and cocoa to make a smooth batter.
  5. Divide the batter between 12 deep muffin cases and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

For the Topping

  1. Cut each Curly Wurly into thirds, then divide each third into two lengthways to make the antlers.
  2. Cream together the butter, cocoa and icing sugar into a smooth but thick paste. It needs to be able to hold its shape for piping. (If it’s too dry add a teaspoon of milk, and if too wet add a little more icing sugar.)
  3. When the muffins are completely cold pipe or spread the buttercream topping onto the top of each cake.
  4. Push a pair or antlers through the frosting and into the sponge of each cake and pop on your Smartie eyes and noses.

    Reindeer Cupcakes,  a fun Christmas recipe for kids.

 These Reindeer Cupcakes are great fun and very festive. Super for School Christmas bazaars and parties too.

Reindeer Cupcakes,  a fun Christmas recipe for kids.

Looking for more Christmas recipes for kids? You might enjoy our fun Piñata Gingerbread Cookies or Easy Children’s Chocolate Truffles.

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