Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake

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Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!

Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake

Some delightful holiday treats to go along side these cuties are Peppermint or Chocolate Meringue Cookies, No Bake Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies, Vanilla Snowman Cupcakes and Gingerbread Man Cookies or even Christmas Trees!

Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!

I saw these cute cupcakes on Pinterest (yes, I'm addicted) and knew I wanted to make them. After great success with my snowman cupcakes, I knew I wanted to make them with Greek yogurt again.

Super easy, I used a box of red velvet cake mix, fat free Chobani yogurt, egg whites and water. Does it get easier than that? You can use any flavored cake mix... chocolate, butter, devil's food cake, etc. as long as your boxed cake mix is 18.25 oz.

I've included the nuritional info with and without the candy because realistically you probably won't eat the antler's and nose... or at least I wouldn't. I'll leave that up to you.

Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!

Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!

Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!

Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!
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Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake

151Cals2.5Protein29.6Carbs2.8Fats
Prep Time: 30mins
Cook Time: 25mins
Total Time: 1hr
Yield: 24
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Red velvet yogurt cupcakes topped with a chocolate glaze. These festive reindeer cupcakes are easy to make perfect for a Holiday party!

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 18.25ozDuncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 6ozfat-free Chobani Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/3cupswater
  • 2large egg whites

For the chocolate glaze:

  • 1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
  • 3tbspunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3tbspfat-free milk
  • 1/2tspvanilla extract
  • pinchof salt

For the vanilla glaze:

  • 1/2cuppowdered sugar
  • 1/8tspclear vanilla extract
  • 1 - 2tspfat free milk

For the face:

  • 24low fat small vanilla wafers
  • 72m&m's, 24 red, 48 brown
  • 12pretzels, broken in half to create ears

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Line cupcake tins with liners.
  • Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined.
  • Pour into prepared liners.
  • Bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before frosting.
  • Make the chocolate glaze: whisk all the ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Keep the chocolate glaze in the bowl.
  • Make the vanilla glaze by whisking all the vanilla glaze ingredients in another bowl.
  • Place vanilla glaze in a piping bag.

To assemble the cupcakes:

  • Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the chocolate glaze and quickly press the vanilla wafer onto the bottom of each cupcake. The chocolate glaze will dry fast so you want to make a few at a time.
  • Let the glaze harden at least 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Using the vanilla glaze, pipe 2 circles for the eyes and press the chocolate m&m's into the glaze.
  • Pipe the vanilla glaze for the nose and press the red m&m onto the nose.
  • Then insert pretzel pieces for the ears and they are complete.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake, Calories: 151kcal, Carbohydrates: 29.6g, Protein: 2.5g, Fat: 2.8g, Saturated Fat: 1.4g, Cholesterol: 1.6mg, Sodium: 190.5mg, Fiber: 0.8g, Sugar: 20.4g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 12
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 4
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