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December 10, 2023

10 Great Christmas Cupcakes

Easy Cupcake Recipes For Tasty Holiday Treats!

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Chocolate cupcakes with green frosting shaped like Christmas trees.

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The holiday season is here! And there's no better way to get into the festive spirit than with a selection of holiday-inspired Christmas cupcakes. Whether you're planning a festive party, hosting a holiday dinner, or just looking for something special to leave out for Santa, these 10 Christmas cupcake ideas will hit the spot perfectly. 

As American as Mom and Cherry Pie!

Cupcake topped with red M&Ms and piped with a lattice frosted crust that looks just like a mini cherry pie.
Cupcake topped with red M&Ms and piped with a lattice frosted crust that looks just like a mini cherry pie.
Pillsbury

It’s a cupcake. It’s a pie. It’s a cup-pie! These super cute mini cherry pie cupcakes are sure to be the talk of the party. Topped with red mini M&Ms, then piped with a lattice “crust,” this cup-pie can be cut into tiny wedges that look just like pieces of pie! Cupcake decorations don’t get much cuter than this!

Frosty The Cupcake Man

Sparkly snowman cupcake with white sugared frosting, brown dotted eyes and smile and an orange carrot nose.
Sparkly snowman cupcake with white sugared frosting, brown dotted eyes and smile and an orange carrot nose.
OneLittleProject.com

This sweet little easy-to-bake snowman cupcake is a great project to make with the little ones! Made from a box mix and frosting, it’s a great way to bring a little Frosty fun into your Christmas cupcake baking this holiday!

Pass the Eggnog!

A yellow cupcake with white frosting, sprinkled with nutmeg.
A yellow cupcake with white frosting, sprinkled with nutmeg.
LifeLoveAndSugar.com

These yummy homemade cupcakes encapsulate the classic flavor of eggnog, and transform that flavor into a scrumptious dessert. Pair this easy cupcake recipe with a glass of the spiked original to warm up on a cold winter’s night.

Peppermint + Chocolate = Instant Christmas

A chocolate cupcake covered in creamy light chocolate frosting, drizzled in dark chocolate sauce and sprinkled with crushed candy canes, with more blurred cupcakes in the background.
A chocolate cupcake covered in creamy light chocolate frosting, drizzled in dark chocolate sauce and sprinkled with crushed candy canes, with more blurred cupcakes in the background.
BakerByNature.com

Few taste combinations say Christmas like the creamy taste of chocolate combined with the zippy zest of Peppermint. These festive Christmas cupcakes are topped with a rich and fluffy peppermint mocha frosting, drizzled with a dark chocolate sauce, then sprinkled with crushed candy canes. What could be more holiday than that? 

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Cupcakes

A vanilla cupcake decorated to look like a reindeer, two pretzels as ears, frosting for the eyes, and a red gum ball for the nose.
A vanilla cupcake decorated to look like a reindeer, two pretzels as ears, frosting for the eyes, and a red gum ball for the nose.
Your Cup of Cake

Let Rudolph help you slay your cupcake decorations game this season. These easy to make holiday cupcakes are as simple as topping a chocolate or vanilla cupcake with some decorative frosting, pretzels and a red bubble gum ball for the glowing nose! And ho ho ho! Santa’s favorite reindeer is ready to head to your office party or swanky soiree!

Light Up Your Dessert Table

Chocolate cupcakes topped with white frosting, drizzled with brown decorative frosting to imitate wires, with multi-colored M&Ms as Christmas lights.
Chocolate cupcakes topped with white frosting, drizzled with brown decorative frosting to imitate wires, with multi-colored M&Ms as Christmas lights.
Baked Bree

Bring a little light to your holiday desserts with these festive Christmas Light Cupcakes! These cute cupcakes are so easy to make using instant pudding, chocolate cake mix, vanilla buttercream frosting and some M&M’s! They are the perfect Christmas cupcakes for the littles to help decorate and great for holiday bake sales.

O Gluten-Free, O Gluten-Free!

A glute-free chocolate cupcake with green frosting shaped like a Christmas tree.
A glute-free chocolate cupcake with green frosting shaped like a Christmas tree.
Becky Excell

This is a must-add to your Christmas cupcake decorating ideas list this season! This super chocolatey and moist cupcake is gluten-free and topped with a cute mini Christmas tree that you can decorate however you like – guaranteed to get you in the festive mood!

Take a Trip Down Candy Cane Lane

Red and white Christmas cupcake on cutting board, one with a piece taken out to reveal the striped inside of the cupcake.
Red and white Christmas cupcake on cutting board, one with a piece taken out to reveal the striped inside of the cupcake.
Spaceships & Laser Beams

These red and white homemade cupcakes are a moist and minty treat, topped with creamy buttermilk frosting in festive candy cane swirls! These Christmas cupcakes are so good, you’ll want to savor every bite!

O, Christmas Tree!

Chocolate cupcakes topped with mounds of white frosting and a beautiful, frosting sculpted Christmas tree sprinkled with multi-colored sprinkles.
Chocolate cupcakes topped with mounds of white frosting and a beautiful, frosting sculpted Christmas tree sprinkled with multi-colored sprinkles.
Just a Taste

How lovely are the branches of these statement-making Christmas tree winter cupcakes? The recipients of these sweet treats will definitely be wowed at the winter wonderland that dons this chocolate, butter cream cheese frosting topped treat!

Tree-Worthy Treats

A box of red tissue-paper filled, Christmas cupcake ornaments in red, white and green, sparkling with holiday colors and adornments flanked by a loose green ribbon.
A box of red tissue-paper filled, Christmas cupcake ornaments in red, white and green, sparkling with holiday colors and adornments flanked by a loose green ribbon.
Con Poulos

Oh how beautiful to see, a cupcake worthy of a tree! These sandy sugar-covered, sparkling balls of joy are a sight to behold. Great for gifting, party favors or impressing your friends at your holiday gathering. These Christmas cupcakes are a statement piece! 

Sweet holiday cupcake dreams to you and yours!

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