The best Christmas cupcakes EVER? Rudolph Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe

Published Friday, Dec 6 2013, 10:35 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Get in to the Christmas spirit with these adorable Rudolph red velvet cupcakes.

Rudolph cupcakes

© Flora

Complete with cute reindeer faces, these tasty cupcakes are the perfect treat to serve up over the festive period. Plus, they are hassle free to make, giving you more time to relax with a glass of mulled wine......


  • Ingredients:
  • 115g Flora Buttery
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, medium
  • 115g self-raising flour
  • 15g cocoa powder
  • 30ml red food colouring (gel is best)
  • Icing:
  • 55g Flora Buttery
  • 225g icing sugar, sieved
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • Decoration:
  • White chocolate buttons and plain chocolate drops
  • Pretzels
  • Red sweets


1 Preheat oven to 180C/160F/gas 4.

2 Weigh your eggs. Note the weight and measure the same amount of butter, sugar and flour. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon for 2-3 minutes until well mixed.

3 Place dessertspoons of the mixture in 10 paper cases or greased bun tins. Bake for around 20 minutes until soft and springy to touch. Cool on a wire tray.

4 Mix icing ingredients together and spread over the cakes. Decorate using pretzels for antlers, chocolate buttons and drops for eyes and red sweets for the nose.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 10

Try these other tasty festive recipes:
Christmas Trifle Cupcakes
Mulled Cider
Christmas Rum & Raisin Chocolate Ice Cream Pudding
Sugar Free Mince Pies