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We all have a favorite Christmas cookie, but it's Christmas cupcakes that bring a wonderful cheer in a new way this holiday. You've come to the right place for our sweetest cupcake finds of the season.

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Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (21 Votes)
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Servings 2
Preparation time 10
Cooking time 35

  • DECORATION:
  • sugar pearls for decoration
  • star shaped candies or yellow fondant for stars on top
  • CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
  • 3/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • green food coloring

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 ounces butter (8 table spoons)
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Colored crystal sugar
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  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange rind, finely grated
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1/2 cup clementine jam or orange jam)
  • ICING:
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 cup of ice sugar
  • garnish with some berries and mint leaves
4/5 (2 Votes)

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  • 12 cupcakes, baked from your favorite recipe
  • 1 can or batch white icing
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  • black decorators' gel
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  • 12 thin Mints
  • fruit leather
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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  • 1 (16-ounce) package poundcake mix
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (16-ounce) tub white frosting
  • pink food color
  • 18 red fruit slice candies
  • 2 cans white decorating icing with star and writing tips, we used Betty Crocker’s Easy Flow
  • 9 mini marshmallows
  • 36 brown mini M&Ms
4.3/5 (3 Votes)

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These cupcakes are adorable! Chocolate cupcakes with a peppermint marshmallow frosting are made to look like a cup ...

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream, I used light sour cream
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tarter
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup Jet-Puffed peppermint mini marshmallows
4.8/5 (23 Votes)

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  • Betty Crocker Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 (16-ounce) container Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Chocolate Fudge Frosting
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Rold Gold Tiny Twists Pretzels
  • York Pieces - white color only
  • Regular M&M's - red and brown colors only
  • Black Icing - not gel
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  • CANDY FOR DECORATING:
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  • 2 cans prepared white frosting
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 2 cups coconut, shredded
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  • CUPCAKE:
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  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 cup Andes peppermint crunch.
  • FROSTING:
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  • Andes peppermint crunch
  • Ghirardelli Peppermint bark
4.5/5 (33 Votes)

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  • 1 box cake mix and ingredients called for on the box
  • Sugar cones
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4.4/5 (38 Votes)

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Dress your cupcakes in their festive best with the poke-cake treatment in red gelatin and a Christmas tree marshmal...

  • 1 (2-layer size) package white cake mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) package JELL-O Gelatin, any red flavor
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
  • Red or green food coloring
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4.6/5 (23 Votes)

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These cupcakes feature a winning flavor combination of red velvet and cheesecake

  • CUPCAKE:
  • 1 box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 1 (6-ounce) container Chobani 0% Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water
  • CHEESECAKE:
  • 1 (8-ounce) package reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Chobani 0% Vanilla (2-ounces) Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
4.4/5 (36 Votes)

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The combination of chocolate and peppermint freshness is amazing in these festive cupcakes

  • CUPCAKES:
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup miniature semisweet chocolate pieces
  • Creamy Peppermint Frosting
  • 1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies
  • Crushed peppermint candies (optional)
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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These 2-ingredient strawberry lemon cupcakes are the perfect dessert recipe to throw together for a party or when y...

  • CUPCAKES:
  • 1 box lemon flavored cake mix
  • 1 (12-ounce) can strawberry soda
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 (4-ounce) stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 (6-ounce) package softened cream cheese
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 sliced strawberries, optional
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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Garnished with green gumdrops and red candy-coated chocolate pieces, these festive chocolate cupcakes make a great ...

  • 1 (2-layer size) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (3.9-ounce) package JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 (16-ounce) container ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip whipped topping
  • 72 red candy-coated chocolate pieces (about 1/2-cup)
  • 24 green gumdrop spearmint leaves, cut lengthwise in half
4.5/5 (19 Votes)

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