Do you have memories of Christmas baking with perhaps your mum or grandma? I certainly do, we made ALL the traditional things, Christmas Mince Pies, Steamed Christmas Pud.. but here in New Zealand sometimes the weather just doesn’t seem right for these heavier things, and let’s be honest some of these Christmas goodies are an acquired taste, a taste you grow into.
So this year, I decided to keep Christmas baking on the agenda, but to change it up, go completely unorthodox and pull out some easy Christmas Cupcakes, chocolate reindeer cupcakes no less!
Baking with kids and getting kids in the kitchen is awesome. I’m not going to lie though, it can also be a challenge and can call on you to be a very patient parent to ensure it stays fun. So cheat a little, no harm in that. Use a store-bought cake mix as a base. There is no shame in using something like the Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake from Betty Crocker. I even used the store bought Betty Crocker chocolate frosting, as one of my kids hates the sound of the cake mixer and runs away!
That way the focus can go on the fun part, the decorating! My kids had so much fun decorating these gorgeous Christmas cupcakes!
I would like to say a huge thank you to Betty Crocker for supporting my blog and making this post possible. The kids and I had a great time, and stress-free thanks to the Betty Crocker Baking Mix! Like I said at the start of the post I think every so often it is totally fine to get kids in the kitchen, use sugar, butter and food colouring with gay abandon and create amazing fun food memories. Over the years I have made a few other easy baking creations with the kids using Betty Crocker Cake mixes as a base. So if you are after other ideas be sure to check out my: PJ Masks Rainbow Tower Cake, Easter Bunny Carrot Cupcakes, Christmas Pudding Cupcakes, Paw Patrol Chocolate Construction Cake and Unicorn Cupcakes
Nutrition Information Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 276Total Fat 17gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 71mgSodium 281mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 5g