Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes Recipe

Delight the kids and adults alike at your next holiday party. These easy reindeer cupcakes look like they came straight from the North Pole.

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

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 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. Red gel food color

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C unsalted butter, softened
3/4 C cocoa powder
3 C powder sugar
3/4 C heavy cream
Wilton’s Reindeer decoration kit

Cupcake Directions:

-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.
-Mix well.
-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. 

Frosting Directions:

-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 round tip.
-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.

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes
Delight the kids and adults alike at your next holiday party. These easy reindeer cupcakes look like they came straight from the North Pole.
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Cupcake Ingredients
  1. 2½ cups flour
  2. 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  3. 1½ tsp. baking soda
  4. ½ tsp. salt
  5. ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
  6. ¼ cup softened shortening
  7. 1 cup sugar
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 tsp. vanilla
  10. 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
  11. 1 cup buttermilk
  12. 1 tbsp. Red gel food color
Frosting Ingredients
  1. 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  2. 3/4 C cocoa powder
  3. 3 C powder sugar
  4. 3/4 C heavy cream
  5. Wilton's Reindeer decoration kit
Cupcake Directions
  1. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. -Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. -Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. -Mix with a wire whisk.
  5. -In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  6. -Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract, and red gel food coloring.
  7. -Mix well.
  8. -Add flour and buttermilk, 1/2 of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
  9. -Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3's filled.
  10. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. -Cool for 10 minutes.
  12. -Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.
Frosting Directions
  1. -Beat the softened butter alone until smooth.
  2. -Add cocoa and powder sugar alternately with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
  3. -If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar.
  4. -Scoop frosting into a large pastry bag with a large roundtip.
  5. -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push frosting to the tip.
  6. -Frost cupcakes beginning from the outside edge to the center.
  7. -Refer to the picture of the reindeer cupcake for additional details.
  8. -Place the antlers on each side of the frosted cupcake. Each antler should face each other.
  9. -Add the black candy for the nose then place the two eyes just above the nose.
  10. -For the girl reindeer add a red bow right between the antlers.
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