Rudolph cupcakes

Christmas for kids recipe for 4 - 8 people, takes only 30 mins; recipe has butter, plain chocolate, brown sugar, large egg, vanilla extract, self-raising flour, plain chocolate, double cream, icing sugar, chocolate button, chocolate button, smarties, icing and pretzel.

Rudolph cupcakes

Rudolph cupcakes

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Christmas for kids

4 - 8

Prep time

35 mins


  • Butter: 200g butter, cubed
  • Brown Sugar: 200g light soft brown sugar
  • Self Raising Flour: 250g self-raising flour
  • Vanilla Extract: 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Large Egg: 2 large eggs, beaten
  • Double Cream: 100ml double cream, not fridge-cold
  • Icing Sugar: 50g icing sugar
  • Plain Chocolate: 200g plain chocolate, broken into squares
  • Pretzel: mini pretzels, carefully cut in half horizontally
  • Chocolate Button: 12 large milk chocolate buttons (we used Cadbury Dairy Milk Giant Buttons)
  • Icing: black icing pens
  • Smarties: 12 red Smarties


  1. Get started:Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Gently melt the butter, chocolate, sugar and 100ml hot water together in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool a little while you weigh the other ingredients.
  2. Make your cakes:Stir the eggs and vanilla into the chocolate mixture. Put the flour in a large mixing bowl, and stir in the chocolate mixture until smooth. Spoon into the cases until just over three-quarters full. Bake on a low shelf in the oven for 20-22 mins. Leave to cool.
  3. Ice the tops:To make the icing, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Once melted, turn off the heat, stir in the double cream, sift in the icing sugar and mix well. When spreadable, top each cake with some icing.
  4. Have fun decorating:Position a milk chocolate button on top of each cake, then 2 white chocolate buttons above it. Use a little icing as glue to stick a red Smartie onto the milk chocolate button for a nose. Then use your icing pens to draw black dots on the white buttons for eyes. Stick 2 pretzel top halves into the top of each cake for antlers, and stick the bottom half of a pretzel under the Smartie for a mouth.These cakes will keep in a sealed container for up to 3 days, but we doubt they'll last that long!