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Double Chocolate Mini Reindeer Cupcakes

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Servings 42
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Adorable double chocolate cupcakes with mini pretzel ears, sprinkle eyes and a candy nose to make them look just like your favorite holiday reindeer!
by: Sugar and Charm
Updated May 17, 2022
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Devil's Food Cake Mix (or any chocolate flavor)
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 bag mini pretzels
  • Wilton™ candy eyeballs
  • 1 box coated chocolate candies (like Reese's Pieces candy) for the nose
  • 1 tub (12 oz) Betty Crocker™ Whipped Chocolate Frosting


  • 1
    Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Follow the directions on the box to mix batter and bake in mini muffin tins sprayed with non-stick baking spray. Remove cupcakes from oven to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before proceeding.
  • 2
    Frost each mini cupcake top with the whipped chocolate frosting. Dip two mini pretzels in frosting, then place them on the cupcake in the antler positions. Push them in so they will stay upright.
  • 3
    Add two candy eyes and one coated candy piece for the nose. Continue with remaining cupcakes.

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More About This Recipe

  • Using mini pretzels, little candy eyes and noses, you can create these adorable Mini Reindeer Cupcakes that will give Santa a good belly laugh this season! Dasher, is that you? These are the most adorable and charming Mini Reindeer Cupcakes for the holidays. They're so fun to do with your kids! Bring these cupcakes to your office celebration or holiday party and watch the reaction. These cupcakes are super easy. Seriously super easy. Serve on a platter and they're ready to wow Santa or your holiday guests!
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