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Reindeer cupcakes recipe

A fast, convenient and easy recipe to make Reindeer cupcakes for Christmas. Find more on Kidspot New Zealand's recipe finder.



  • 1 pkt Mud cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 sachet of chocolate (from Mud cake mix box)
  • 1pkt Jaffas Smarties or M&M's Candy coated choc chips or cachous
  • 1 pkt pretzels


Preheat oven to 200°C. Place silver foil patty pans in a 12 cup tray.

Prepare cake mix as directed and place 1/3rd cup measures in each patty pan and bake for 20 minutes.  Leave to cool on a wire rack.

When cooled take the icing and give each cupcake a generous coating.

Place Jaffas on each one for the nose and smarties etc for the eyes.

Cut the Pretzels to make the antler shapes and push into cupcake.


  • These little guys are super cute and my kids loved them.
  • Cutting the pretzels is tricky and I discovered a quick downstroke with the knife makes a clean cut and stops the rest of the pretzels breaking.
  • This recipe was created by Jennifer Cheung for Kidspot, New Zealand's best recipe finder.

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