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Cook Time
30 mins

EASY REINDEER CUPCAKES RECIPE for your Christmas Dessert

Servings: 16 cupcakes
  • 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
How to prepare the cupcakes:
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cupcake pan with 16 cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add cake mix, water, oil, and eggs and whisk well to combine and make sure there are no lumps.
  3. Add in chocolate chips and fold into the batter.
  4. Fill each cupcake liner halfway with batter (about ¼ cup)
  5. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of each cupcake comes out clean.
  6. After about 5 minutes, carefully remove cupcakes from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
How to assemble the cupcakes:
  1. 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)
  2. Place about ½-1 tsp caramel sauce into each cupcake and top with the cut out piece of cake.
  3. Top with about 1 tbsp chocolate frosting and smooth.
  4. Add two candy eyes and a red candy for the nose.
  5. Cut one mini pretzel in half and place one half on each side of the cupcake for the antlers.
  6. Store in an airtight container