Children’s Christmas Craft: Reindeer Antler Muffins

Do your children dislike Christmas pud and mince pies? These Chocolate Reindeer muffins make a fun alternative and can be made before the big day, freeing you up for more festive family frolicking and less time in the kitchen.

Chocolate Reindeer Muffin With Curly Wurly Antlers

Chocolate Reindeer Muffin With Curly Wurly Antlers

Ingredients

(makes 12)

For the Muffins

150g butter

150g sugar

3 eggs

50g cocoa

100g self raising flour

For the Topping

200g soft butter

40g cocoa

360g icing sugar

4 Curly Wurlys

Smarties (For the eyes and nose. You could use other sweets or halved cherries and dried fruit if you prefer.)

Instructions

For the Muffins

  1. Pre-heat the oven 180C
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the eggs and gradually add them to the butter and sugar mix.
  4. Fold in the flour and cocoa to make a smooth batter.
  5. Divide the batter between 12 deep muffin cases and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

For the Topping

  1. Cut each Curly Wurly into thirds, then divide each third into two lengthways to make the antlers.
  2. Cream together the butter, cocoa and icing sugar into a smooth but thick paste. It needs to be able to hold its shape for piping. (If it’s too dry add a teaspoon of milk, and if too wet add a little more icing sugar.)
  3. When the muffins are completely cold pipe or spread the buttercream topping onto the top of each cake.
  4. Push a pair or antlers through the frosting and into the sponge of each cake and pop on your Smartie eyes and noses.

    A Herd of Chocolate Reindeer Muffins with Curly Wurly Antlers

    A Herd of Chocolate Reindeer Muffins with Curly Wurly Antlers

 These cakes are great fun and very festive. Super for School Christmas bazaars and parties too.

A Herd of Chocolate Reindeer Cakes

We hope you have lots of fun with this idea and would love to hear how you got on.

2012 © My Little 3 and Me

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