Sunday 4 December 2022

Super Easy Reindeer Cupcakes for Christmas

Falalalalala... It is the time for festive baking and I'm coming in strong with a new recipe from Thermomix - Reindeer Cupcakes! Okay, so I have slightly changed their recipe and adapted it to plain ol' vanilla fairy cakes but their own caramel buttercream MAKES this and oh boy are they good! 

What will you be making this Christmas?

I used BBC Good Food Easy Fairy Cake Recipe to make the cakes - and it was just that, easy! The ingredients and method are as follows:

110g butter, softened at room temperature
110g caster sugar
2 free-range eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line 2 x 12-hole fairy cake tins with paper cases.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs, a little at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon. Add a little milk until the mixture is a soft dropping consistency and spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown on top and a skewer inserted into one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.

For the caramel sauce and the caramel buttercream I used the Reindeer Cupcake recipe from Thermomix:

Caramel Sauce
35 g unsalted butter, diced
65 g dark brown sugar
40 g double cream
¼ tsp fine sea salt

150 g sugar
75 g unsalted butter, diced

  • Place butter, sugar, cream and salt in a mixing bowl then cook for 7 mins until the sauce has thickened. 
  • Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool completely. 
  • Once cakes are baked and cooled, mix icing sugar (or make your own in the TM5/6) with the butter, add the reserved caramel sauce then mix until combined.
  • Spread tops with buttercream, and insert 1 pretzel half on either side towards the top of each cake for antlers. 
  • Decorate the face with 2 edible eye decorations and Crispy M&Ms for the nose 

Happy baking!

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