Hello everyone, welcome to my latest Christmas recipe for these Gluten and Dairy Free Rudolph Cupcakes. It was my Dad’s birthday on Saturday so I decided to do some Christmas baking for him. Unfortunately with a birthday in December he always gets a Christmas themed birthday cake so I can share it on the website. This year he got two …

I started to make a stollen but panicked it wouldn’t work out well enough so made these cupcakes as a back up. Luckily both turned out well so watch this space for my stollen recipe coming soon.

Rudolph cupcakes

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Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 8
Best Season: Winter


For the cupcakes:

For the Frosting:

To Decorate:


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 oC and line a 8 hole muffin tin with paper cases

  2. Beat together the dairy free spread and caster sugar until light and fluffy

  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time and stir in the flour

  4. Fill each muffin case a third full and bake in the oven for 20 minutes

  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely

  6. Make the frosting by beating together the dairy free spread, icing sugar and melted dairy free dark chocolate

  7. Pipe onto the cupcakes and decorate with two pretzel antlers and a red jelly bean nose 

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