Reindeer Cupcakes |

Reindeer Cupcakes

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 3 minutes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Serving Size: 1 cupcake

Calories per serving: 346

Fat per serving: 21g

Saturated fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 37g

Protein per serving: 4g

Fiber per serving: 1g

Sodium per serving: 274mg

Cholesterol per serving: 78mg

Reindeer Cupcakes


  • Cupcakes~
  • 24 foil baking cups
  • 1 package (16.5 ounces) Devil’s Food cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) chocolate instant pudding and pie filling
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups whole milk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled
  • Reindeer~
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • 48 candy eyeballs
  • 48 mini pretzel twists
  • 24 candy-coated chocolate pieces


  1. Prepare Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350°. Line 2 standard-size muffin pans with baking cups. In large bowl, beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, milk and oil with mixer on medium speed 2 minutes; with rubber spatula, scrape bottom and sides of bowl. Fill baking cups 2/3 full with batter.
  2. Bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcakes comes out with a few crumbs attached. Cool cupcakes in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool com-pletely on wire rack.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter with mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar; beat until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Add vanilla extract; beat until combined. Add melted chocolate; mix on low speed until well incorporated, scraping bowl occasionally. Increase speed to medium; beat 5 minutes or until frosting is creamy. Makes about 3½ cups. Frost top of each cooled cupcake with 2 tablespoons frosting.
  4. To assemble Reindeer: Place 1 vanilla wafer slightly off-center on 1 side of each cupcake; add 2 eyes above each wafer. For antlers, press bottom sides of pretzel twists into frosting over each eye. For nose, dot wafer with frosting and press candy-coated chocolate piece into frosting.