Reindeer cupcakes recipe

Reindeer cupcakes recipe



  • 125g butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 red patty cases
  • white icing
  • chocolate Tiny Teddies
  • brown Mini M&Ms
  • red Smarties


Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced.

Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until creamy.

Add eggs one at a time, beating after each.

Add flour, milk and vanilla extract, beating again until just combined.

Place red patty cases in a 12-hole cupcake tray and pour in mixture.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden. Cool.

Ice with white icing. Decorate with two Tiny Teddies for antlers, two brown mini M&Ms for eyes and a red Smartie for a nose.

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Serving Suggestions


  • Bake a batch ahead and store in the freezer until you’re ready to ice them.
  • Give a Christmas flavour to the cupcake mixture by adding 1 tsp cinnamon or 1 tbsp chopped Craisins and 1 tbsp white choc chips.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder. You can follow Alana at Housegoeshome and on Twitter.

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