Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

From Betty Crocker Do-Ahead Holidays, this looks like a fun dessert. It can be made up to 4 months in advance and frozen.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix (any flavor)
  • 1 (16 ounce) container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy chocolate ready to spread frosting
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 24 -28 large pretzel twists
  • 24 -28 miniature marshmallows
  • 72 -84 red cinnamon candies
  • 24 -28 small red gumdrops


  1. Bake and cool cake mix as directed on package for cupcakes.
  2. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  3. Sprinkle chocolate shot over tops of cupcakes.
  4. For each cupcake, cut pretzel twist in half; arrange on cupcake for reindeer antlers.
  5. Cut miniature marshmallow in half; arrange on cupcake for eyes.
  6. Place red cinnamon candy on top of each marshmallow half.
  7. Center gumdrop below marshmallow halves for nose.
  8. Place red cinnamon candy below gumdrop for mouth.
  9. To Freeze:.
  10. Place unfrosted baked cupcakes in airtight freezer container.
  11. Cover and freeze no longer than 4 months.
  12. To Serve From Freezer:.
  13. Decorate frozen cupcakes as directed.
  14. Cup cakes will thaw while being decorated.