Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

How To Make Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake

The all-time favorite red velvet cupcake customized for a perfect Holiday treat with this Rudolph the Red Velvet Cupcake with m&ms and pretzels for design.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 55 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • 18¼ozDuncan Hines Red Velvet Cake mix
  • 6ozChobani Greek yogurt,fat-free
  • 1⅓cupswater
  • 2large egg whites

For Chocolate Glaze:

  • cupspowdered sugar
  • 3tbspunsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3tbspmilk,fat-free
  • ½tspvanilla extract
  • salt

For Vanilla Glaze:

  • ½cuppowdered sugar
  • tspclear vanilla extract
  • 2tspmilk,fat free

For Face:

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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line cupcake tins with liners.

  3. Combine all the cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat until combined.

  4. Pour into prepared liners.

  5. Bake for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

  6. Allow cooling before frosting.

Chocolate Glaze

  1. Whisk all the ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Keep the chocolate glaze in the bowl.

  3. Make the vanilla glaze by whisking all the vanilla glaze ingredients in another bowl.

  4. Place vanilla glaze in a piping bag.

To Assemble:

  1. Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the chocolate glaze and quickly press the vanilla wafer onto the bottom of each cupcake.

  2. Let the glaze harden for at least 5 to 10 minutes.

  3. Using the vanilla glaze, pipe 2 circles for the eyes and press the chocolate m&m’s into the glaze.

  4. Pipe the vanilla glaze for the nose and press the red m&m onto the nose.

  5. Then insert pretzel pieces for the ears and they are complete.


  • Calories: 878.76kcal
  • Fat: 32.98g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.82g
  • Trans Fat: 0.29g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 137.60g
  • Fiber: 4.76g
  • Sugar: 111.27g
  • Protein: 8.61g
  • Cholesterol: 21.33mg
  • Sodium: 489.85mg
  • Calcium: 207.99mg
  • Potassium: 417.28mg
  • Iron: 2.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 81.70µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.78mg
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