Red Velvet Elf Cupcakes

Add something creative to your Christmas dessert table! Serve these cupcakes that are decorated like elves with Betty Crocker® frosting, gum drops and chocolate chips.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 20 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon salt
1 1/4
cups sugar
1/2
cup butter, softened
2
eggs
1
bottle (1 oz) red food color
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1
cup buttermilk
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
12
large orange fruit gumdrops
6
rolls chewy fruit snack, any flavor (from 4.5-oz box)
12
small green gumdrops, cut in half
12
small red gumdrops, cut in half
48
semisweet chocolate chips
1
pouch (7 oz) red cookie icing
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. In small bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat sugar, butter and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in food color and vanilla. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk just until blended. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely. Set aside 1 tablespoon frosting; frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. Cut each orange gumdrop in half; shape into triangles. Place 2 pieces on each cupcake for ears. Cut each fruit snack into 4 triangles. Place 1 triangle on each cupcake for hat, folding pointed end over. With reserved frosting, attach 1 green gumdrop half to pointed end of hat. Use red gumdrops halves for nose and chocolate chips for eyes. Pipe red icing for mouth.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
210
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
),
Sodium
240mg
240%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.