Shopping Basket - £0.00

You have no items in your shopping basket.

GBP EUR

Buy securely online or call us on

01772 434348

Next Day Delivery Available

Festive Reindeer Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 125g/4½oz butter, softened
  • 175g/6oz caster sugar
  • 2 free-range eggs
  • 200g/7oz self raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 100ml/3½fl oz milk
  • 100g/3½oz dark 70% cocoa solids chocolate, melted
  • 2 tbsp Irish cream liqueur (optional for adults only!)

For the chocolate icing

  • 50g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbsp double cream

To decorate

  • giant chocolate buttons
  • coated chocolates (such as Smarties or M&Ms)
  • mini pretzels
  • black writing icing
  • mini marshmallows, sliced

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Gradually beat in the eggs until well combined. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined. Fold in the milk, melted chocolate and Irish cream liqueur, if using.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until well risen and lightly firm to the touch. Remove the cakes from the tin and set aside to cool on a cooling rack.
  4. For the icing, heat the chocolate and cream in a saucepan over a low heat until the chocolate has melted. Whisk the mixture until smooth and set aside to cool slightly.
  5. To decorate the cupcakes, spread the icing over the top of the cupcakes. Spoon the remaining icing into an icing bag fitted with a small nozzle.
  6. Press a chocolate button onto the cake as a nose, then stick a crisp-coated chocolate on top using a little icing. Stick on two slices of marshmallows as the eyes, and use the black writing icing for the pupils. Stick on the pretzels as the ears.
  7. AND ENJOY!
Leave a Reply