Chocolate Rudolph Cupcakes

These cute chocolate reindeer cupcakes are perfect for baking with the children and getting in the festive mood. 




100g FAGE Total 0%

125g butter, softened

150g caster sugar

2 free range eggs

200g self raising flour

2 tbsp cocoa powder

100g dark chocolate, melted

For the topping:

3 tbsp FAGE Total

50g dark chocolate, melted

To decorate:

Giant chocolate buttons


Mini pretzels

Mini marshmallows, sliced 

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C / 325°F / Gas Mark 3. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs until well combined, sift in the flour and cocoa and mix. 3. Fold in the yoghurt and melted chocolate.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the cases evenly and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
  4. To make the topping, mix the yoghurt into the melted chocolate.
  5. Spread the topping over the cupcakes. Save a little of the topping and put into a small piping bag.
  6. Press the chocolate buttons onto the cake to make a nose then stick on the smarties using topping from the piping bag. Stick on slices of marshmallow for eyes and dot with the topping. Finally stick on pretzels to make ears.