25 Days of Christmas Desserts Day 15: Reindeer Cupcakes

Hey guys,

Today is National Cupcake Day! So it was only right that I post a fun and festive cupcake recipe. I saw these reindeer cupcakes on Pinterest and knew that I had to make them for a Christmas party with my friends! I’ll post the recipes down below.

Georgetown Cupcake’s Chocolate Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 1/4 cups flour, sifted
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), room temperature
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk, at room temperature
1/2 cup cocoa powder, sifted

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with twelve liners.
2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt on a sheet of wax paper.
3. Place butter and sugar in the bowl of the stand mixer. Beat on medium speed until fluffy. Add sugar; beat on medium speed until well incorporated.
4. Add eggs one at a time and mix after each addition.
5. Combine the vanilla extract and milk in a large measuring cup.
6. Reduce speed to low and add 1/3 of the flour mixture followed by 1/3 of the milk mixture. Repeat until fully incorporated.
7. Add the cocoa powder; beating on low speed until incorporated.
8. Fill cupcake pan using a ice cream scoop.
9. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Wilton Chocolate Buttercream Recipe

Ingredients
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
3-4 tablespoons milk

Directions
1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of the stand mixer and beat for 3-5 minutes.

Decorations
Pretzels
Candy Eye Balls
Red M&M’s or Cinnamon Red Hots

Credit to Georgetown Cupcake for the recipe and Wilton for the frosting Recipe

Enjoy!

Xoxo,
Caroline

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