Christmas Cupcakes- Chocolate Reindeer

Christmas Cupcakes – Easy Chocolate Reindeer

  • Author: My Kids Lick The Bowl
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Baking
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Christmas


Christmas Cupcakes – These easy chocolate reindeer cupcakes are the perfect decorating idea for kids to do



  • 1 x pack Betty Crocker Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake baking mix
  • 80 g butter or oil
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • Cupcake liners


  • 1 x tub Betty Crocker Creamy Deluxe Chocolate Frosting
  • Pretzels
  • Large white chocolate buttons
  • Large milk chocolate buttons
  • Small milk chocolate drops
  • Jaffas (Candy coated orange chocolate balls)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius, 160 degrees Celcius if fan forced.
  2. Prepare the Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake baking mix as per the instructions, instead of pouring into a cake tin, divide the mix into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners. I found the mix made 18 cupcakes, but this will depend a little on the size of your muffin tin. The cake mix rises quite a lot, so do not fill the cupcake liners over ? full.
  3. Bake the muffins for 15 – 20 mins, until they have risen, and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the top. The time will vary a little depending on the size of your muffin tins.
  4. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Once cool use the chocolate frosting to ice the top of each cupcake, you want a relatively thick layer.
  6. Take 2 pretzels these will be the Reindeer antlers, place them in antler appropriate position,  i.e one on either side at the top of the cupcake.
  7. Now the eyes, place a white chocolate button just below each antler (I found the reindeer were a little cuter if the button was just slightly on the bottom of the pretzel).
  8. Take a chocolate drop, dip it into the chocolate frosting and pop it on the white chocolate button, voila, you have eyes!
  9. Take a milk chocolate button and place it in the centre below the eyes.
  10. Dip a jaffa (or similar round red sweet) into the chocolate frosting and stick this onto the centre of the milk chocolate button, voila Rudolph’s nose!

Keywords: Christmas Cupcakes, Reindeer, Chocolate, Easy, Fun, For Kids