It’s the most wonderful time of the year. So if you are ready for Elf on the Shelf Baking Cupcakes with your kids let’s get started. You’re going to love being able to get into the kitchen with the family (and your elf!) and cook up some delicious holiday recipes. Plus, these are the cutest Reindeer Cupcakes you’ll ever see.
So many times the best holiday memories aren’t about the gifts that were given or received, but more focusing on the fact that there are so many other great ways to make memories.
These fun ways to use your Elf on the Shelf in the Kitchen are a great way to accomplish making memories and eating scrumptious food.
Elf on the Shelf Cupcakes
Elf on the Shelf Baking Cupcakes
These easy reindeer cupcakes are one of the great Elf ideas that you really need to do this holiday season. After all, doesn’t every elf need their own reindeer as well?!
Elf on the Shelf in the Kitchen
What this easy baking recipe shows us in our house is that everyone can join in on the fun. Adding in the ingredients for a simple cupcake recipe can be simple enough for all ages to do.
Parents literally just have to stand by to supervise and watch as their children take charge and create a truly yummy dessert.
Measuring out and pouring in the ingredients are fun ways that children can be involved and learn all about the importance of measuring and following directions.
And it’s fun to have your Elf on the Shelf sitting by and watching as well!
Don’t forget to let everyone have a turn in mixing up the batter. This is one of the most important steps to make certain it’s all mixed well so let everyone have a hand in helping.
It’s also really fun to see how the batter looks before cooking and how it looks after just baking for a couple of minutes in the oven. It’s like “magic” if you ask me!
When it comes time to decorating, imagination is where it’s at. As you can see a couple of pretzels, edible eyes and a red hot candy for a nose bring this Reindeer cupcake to life.
Once you make these Reindeer cupcakes, your kids will love these Christmas recipes too.
- Grinch Cake Balls
- Rudolph Celery Snacks – Healthy Christmas Snack Idea
- Funfetti Pancakes
- Elf on the Shelf Cereal Treats
PIN THESE REINDEER CUPCAKES TO SAVE
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REINDEER CUPCAKES RECIPE
EASY REINDEER CUPCAKES RECIPE for your Christmas Dessert
- 1 15.25 oz. devil’s food cake mix
- ¾ + 2 Tablespoon water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup caramel sauce
- ½ cup premade chocolate frosting
- 32 edible candy eyes
- 16 red M&M’s or red hot candy
- 16 mini pretzels
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cupcake pan with 16 cupcake liners.
In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, water, oil, and eggs and whisk well to combine and make sure there are no lumps.
Add in chocolate chips and fold into the batter.
Fill each cupcake liner halfway with batter (about ¼ cup)
Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cupcake comes out clean.
After about 5 minutes, carefully remove cupcakes from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
Using a medium size piping tip or a small knife, cut the center out of each cupcake. Make sure to save the top (see photo)
Place about ½-1 tsp caramel sauce into each cupcake and top with the cut out piece of cake.
Top with about 1 tbsp chocolate frosting and smooth.
Add two candy eyes and a red candy for the nose.
Cut one mini pretzel in half and place one half on each side of the cupcake for the antlers.
Store in an airtight container