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Reindeer Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

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Reindeer Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are fun yet amazing delish cupcakes that will be a hit at any holiday gathering this year!  These cupcakes have the perfect combination of holiday flavors such as ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla.  

Reindeer Cupcakes

Reindeer Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

I love baking during the holidays so my goal is not just keep my baking focus on cookies.  Don’t get me wrong, I love making cookies but I also like to add a fun variety to our baking schedule!  Plus these Reindeer Cupcakes will look absolutely adorable at your holiday get together!

If you love making cupcakes during the holidays, make sure to check out these family favorites! My Santa Hat Cupcakes are a great way to get the kids involved with baking! Of course you must have North Pole Cupcakes ready for the big guy on Christmas Eve!

Why This Recipe Works

This recipe is a winner because it’s:

Easy – when you use a cake mix as your base, you remove a lot of the guess work of putting a batter together.

Delicious – these moist and flavorful cupcakes contain lots of different flavor profiles that blend well together.

Kid-friendly – using these Wilton decorations are not only a time saver, but it’s a great way to get the kids involved with the decorating!

 

Expert Tips, Ingredient List and Suggestions for Recipe Success

Chocolate cake mix – if you have a favorite homemade cake mix, you can use that as well.

Vanilla – pure vanilla extract is always best, however, imitation will work too.

Once you bite into these yummy cupcakes you will think that it takes a lot of unique ingredients to make these from scratch.  Thankfully that isn’t the case!  The ingredients for these Reindeer Cupcakes are probably are in your pantry! 

Another great thing about these Reindeer Cupcakes is that they are kid-friendly and would be a fun baking recipe to get the kids involved with!

Reindeer Cupcakes

Step by Step Directions

Step 1: Preheat the oven and prepare the muffin tin.

Step 2: Combine the ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 3: Fill the muffin tin with the batter and place the muffin tin into the oven and bake.

Reindeer Cupcakes

Prepare the frosting:

Step 4: Make the frosting and decorate the cupcakes.

Reindeer Cupcakes
Reindeer Cupcakes

Reindeer Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

MomSkoop Staff
Reindeer Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting are fun yet amazing delish cupcakes that will be a hit at any holiday gathering this year! These cupcakes have the perfect combination of holiday flavors such as ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Additional Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Desserts and Sweet Baked Goods
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 142 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix and ingredients listed on box
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 – 4 teaspoons heavy cream
  • Wilton Cupcake Decorating Kit – Reindeer Treat

Instructions
 

Instructions to make Reindeer Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare cupcake pan by lining it with cupcake wrappers or spraying with a non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, prepare the cake mix according to the instructions on the box. Then, add in the molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves and stir until well combined.
  • Scoop the cupcake batter into the liners, filling them about ½ way full. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool completely before frosting.

Prepare the frosting:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, cinnamon and vanilla extract and mix until nice and creamy.
  • Slowly, add in the powdered sugar a little bit at a time.
  • Then, add the heavy cream a tablespoon at a time, mixing well between.
  • Keep adding the heavy cream until the desired consistency has been reached, either for spreading or piping.
  • Once the cupcakes are decorated, add the Reindeer Treat cupcake decorations.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 142kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 39mgSugar: 23g
Keyword Christmas cupcakes, Cupcakes, Easy cupcakes, Reindeer Cupcakes
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