Monday, December 26, 2011

Reindeer Cupcakes 17!

Merry Christmas! I actually made these yesterday. These are super yummy and super cute! The glaze is super easy to make and it tastes like the glaze they put on Boston cream donuts! yum! Don't get scared by the actual cupcakes because they have Greek yogurt in them. They taste better than ones from a mix! Also with a few tweaks in the decorations you could make these dogs or tigers or even cats!


For the cupcakes:

  • 18.25 oz Duncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 6 oz fat-free Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 large egg whites
For the chocolate glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
For the vanilla glaze:
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2 tsp milk
For the face:
  • 24 'nilla wafers
  • 72 m&m's, 24 red, 24 pairs of eyes, blue, green, or brown
  • 24 pretzels, broken in half to create antlers

Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake tins with liners.
Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined. Pour into prepared liners. Bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting. Make the chocolate glaze: whisk all the ingredients in a medium bowl. Keep the chocolate glaze in the bowl. Make the vanilla glaze by whisking all the vanilla glaze ingredients in another bowl. Place vanilla glaze in a piping bag. To assemble the cupcakes, spread the chocolate glaze evenly on top of the cupcake (you can dip them but I thought it was easier to spread the glaze on) and quickly press the vanilla wafer onto the bottom of each cupcake. also attach the antlers now because once the glaze hardens you won't be able to. The chocolate glaze will dry fast so you want to make a few at a time. Let the glaze harden at least 5 to 10 minutes. Add the nose by piping a little bit of vanilla glaze on and attaching the m&m to it. When the chocolate glaze on the cupcake dries attach the eyes in the same way you attached the nose. I only made 13 and I barely had enough chocolate glaze so I suggest you make twice the amount it says to.
Makes 24 reindeer cupcakes
(I don't know where my pictures of these cupcakes finished went but I will put them up as soon as I find them.)


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