Festive Christmas Cupcakes – no. 2 – Chocolate Rudolphs


These are quick, easy and fun for the kids to make too.  I use a basic chocolate cupcake recipe, no fancy equipment required just a bowl and a spoon, chocolate butter icing and then add pretzels and jaffas or red smarties.  It was hard to find jaffas in the shops this week – everyone must have the same idea!

Anyway here is my basic chocolate cupcake recipe, it’s pretty traditional and very simple but if you want a healthier, gluten free version take a look at these ones I made for Halloween.

Chocolate Rudolphs coming your way…

Basic Chocolate Cupcakes


  • 3/4 C SR flour
  • 1/4 C cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C raw caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80 gms butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C milk


  1. Preheat oven to 160C. Grease or line with patty cases a 12 hole muffin tin
  2. Put all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine.
  3. Make a small well in the middle of the bowl and then add remaining ingredients.
  4. Mix all together with a wooden spoon until all combined and no lumps
  5. Pour the mixture into 12 hole muffintin until holes are half full.
  6. Bake in the oven for 18 - 20 minutes or until firm
  7. Remove from oven and leave in tin for 5 minutes and then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.

Do you want a basic butter icing to go with it?

100g butter

1 1/2 C icing sugar

1 tbsp cocoa

1/2 Tbsp milk

If using a Thermomix put everything in the bowl and combine speed 6 / 6 seconds

If using an electric beater put butter in the bowl and beat until softens and add half the icing sugar and all the cocoa, add milk and remaining icing sugar and beat until combined.


Do you get festive with your baking?


4 comments on “Festive Christmas Cupcakes – no. 2 – Chocolate Rudolphs

  1. jayne
    December 14, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    These are so clever Vicki! My daughter is a little obsessed with reindeer so I think she would be pretty stoked with these!

    • Vicki
      December 29, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      I hope she liked them and that you had a very happy Christmas. All the best for 2017 x

  2. Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl
    December 15, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I love these!! So simple but super Christmassy! 🙂

    • Vicki
      December 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      Simple is sometimes the best! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the best for a fantastic 2017. xx

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