If you need a quick and easy dessert to make this December, these Christmas cupcakes will help you make the perfect little treat in no time! With everything from simple vanilla cupcakes to a Grinch themed recipe… you’ll find the PERFECT recipe that fits your needs. I tried to find a wide variety of different ones, so check them out and let me know what you think!
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Here are the cupcake recipes
Easy Reindeer Cupcakes
Source: Jenny Cookies
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The time of joy and time of desserts. With so many different types of desserts… I always have a hard time just choosing a few lol. If you can’t decide, here’s a recipe you have to make. These adorable cupcakes with reindeer design will make everyone happy and your kids will love them!
Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes
Source: Sallys Baking Addiction
Cupcakes are my fav type of dessert. They are very easy to prep and even easier to bake. Plus, they can be decorated in any way you like. This recipe shows you how to turn regular vanilla cupcakes into magical sugar plum fairy cupcakes! Cinnamon, nutmeg, and fruity jam inside and vanilla almond buttercream, and lots of candies on the top. Yummy!
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Christmas Tree Cupcake Recipe
Source: Just a Taste
No holiday season can go without a Christmas tree, especially when it comes to desserts! So, here’s a recipe on how to make cupcakes with a cute little Christmas tree topper. Moist and chocolat-ish, with tangy cream cheese frosting and coconut, these cupcakes are extremely tasty. And, the toppers are simply adorable and can actually be eaten. They’re made with pretzels, candy melts, and sprinkles of your choice. Perfect!
Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes
Source: Baker by Nature
When thinking of Christmas desserts, I always a sucker for CHOCOLATE. Here’s a recipe you can’t miss for your holiday menu. It shows you how to make moist chocolate cupcakes with peppermint mocha frosting, crushed candy canes, and a drizzle of chocolate ganache. These are relatively simple but still look super festive!
Source: Butternut Bakery
Can you really have a Christmas dessert spread without at least a little bit of gingerbread?! I don’t think so. That’s why you need to make these gingerbread cupcakes. They are moist and topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting and a tiny gingerbread man cookie. Festive and delish!
Melting Snowman Cupcakes
Source: Sarahs Bake Studio
Kids love Christmas and everything related to it, from decorations to Santa, to snow and snowmen to desserts. So, why not combine their excitement for the holiday and everything related to it and put it in a dessert? These melting snowman cupcakes are decorative, tasty, and feature one of the main winter characters – the SNOWMAN. Your kids will love them!
Source: Recipe Girl
Looking for a holiday dessert that’s easy to make and doesn’t require any special decoration? These snickerdoodle cupcakes are it! They’re ready in less than an hour and are pack with vanilla and cinnamon flavor. Quick and easy… whats better than that?!
Apple Pie Cupcakes
Source: Sugar Apron
I don’t know about you but the apple pies don’t stop after thanksgiving! If don’t have a bunch of time to make an entire pie, you can make these apple pie cupcakes. They are made of pie crusts, filled with apples! Then pack with cinnamon flavor, and topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce, or some ice cream. The perfect bite-sized dessert for Christmas!
Christmas Light Cupcakes
Source: Fabulous Habits
Add colors to your holiday spread with these Christmas light cupcakes. They’re simple to make and look super cute! Just grab your cupcake mix, M&Ms, frosting, and some gold sprinkles. These would be a perfect recipe to make with the kids!
Candy Cane Christmas Cupcakes
Source: Baked By Rachel
Candy canes are one of those must haves this time of year! I love having them in the house and using them to decorate our Christmas tree. So, how can you miss using them in your desserts? You can’t and that’s why you have to make these chocolate candy cane cupcakes. Chocolate and peppermint… yes, please!
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes
Source: Life Love & Sugar
Can you imagine a Christmas without eggnog? Not really, right? And you shouldn’t, which is why you NEED these eggnog cupcake recipe. They are moist, soft, and have coffee espresso icing. Now you can imagine how delicious they are.
Simple Snowflake Cupcakes
Source: Made To Be A Momma
Are you planning your Christmas menu and looking for an easy dessert? Here’s one! You can make these snowflake cupcakes. They’re simple to make and look elegant with that snowflake on the top. Plus, you can customize the frosting by making it in any color you want. Simply perfect!
Best Vanilla Cupcakes
Source: Simple Revisions
If you want to keep things simple but still festive, you have to check out miss these vanilla cupcakes. They’re moist, light and full of flavor. Being all in white, they resemble the snow during the holidays. They’ll look perfect with all the other holiday desserts in the spread!
Christmas Present Cupcakes
Source: The Cake Blog
How cute are these little holiday gift cupcakes?! If you already have your cake mix pick out this would be a super fun way to decorate them with the kids. Check out the recipe to see how its done!
Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes
Source: Pies & Tacos
Warmth and coziness come with winter, especially around Christmas. And, these cinnamon roll cupcakes are all that and more. Just look at them! Don’t they remind you of the most wonderful time of the year? To learn how to make them without much hassle, check out this recipe. There’s even a video!
Source: Preppy Kitchen
Add more holiday spirit to your dessert table with these Christmas-themed cupcakes. They are decorated in 5 different ways, including a wreath, Santa hat, Christmas tree, melting snowman, and poinsettia. Having such a lovely decorated dessert will make your home even more festive and if you have kids, it’s a must-have!
Source: Baking Moment
Is the snow late this year? You can make these snowball cupcakes to add that winter feeling to your home. These moist chocolate cupcakes have a mound of marshmallow frosting on top and colored coconut topping to finish off the look. Aren’t they lovely?
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Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
Source: If You Give a Blonde a Kitchen
In love with the classic red velvet cake but a full isn’t on the menu this year? Well, in that case, you can make these mini red velvet cupcakes! They’re topped with rich cream-cheese icing and look lovely with their deep red color. The perfect holiday bite-sized dessert!
Santa Hat Cupcakes For Christmas
Source: Frugal Mom Eh
Planning to make cupcakes for the holidays but don’t know how to decorate them? No problem! Here’s an idea. You can decorate them with a Santa hat with red frosting and marshmallows. Your kids will fall in love with them!
Gingerbread Men Cupcakes
Source: Rainy Day Mum
All kids love the gingerbread man cookies. But, if they got a bit tired of the classic look, you can make these cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream icing and a tiny gingerbread man as a decoration. It’s similar but completely different and they look so decorative. Your kids will love these too!
Sparkling Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes
Source: Life Love & Sugar
Need a Christmas dessert that doesn’t have the classical red, green, and white colors but still is Christmas-y? Take a look at these sparkling cranberry white chocolate cupcakes! They are moist, made with vanilla, filled with cranberry mascarpone, and topped with white chocolate buttercream. If this isn’t a classy looking holiday dessert, I don’t know what is!
Toffee Crunch Cupcakes
Source: Mels Kitchen Cafe
If you are looking for a Christmas dessert that will leave everyone speechless, this it! These toffee crunch cupcakes simple to make and incredibly delicious. They’re made of just a few things: your cupcake, ganache / toffee, and icing. Although they do require a bit more time, they’re more than worth the trouble!
Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes
Source: The Cake Blog
If you need that festive Christmas cupcake but have no idea on how to decorate them… Check out this recipe! It shows you how to make chocolate covered pretzel cupcakes. They are topped with salty pretzel dipped in chocolate that looks like a Christmas tree. A true holiday dessert!
Grinch Cake Bites
Source: Two Sisters Crafting
I think we can all agree that Grinch became one of the main Christmas staples. No holiday can go without him and his heart! If you want to add him to your dessert spread this year, these Grinch cake bites are the perfect way to do it. All green and with a small red heart, they can’t be any more perfect than this!
Christmas Cupcakes With Snickers
Source: Sugar Hero
Love snickers? Then, you’ll adore these snickers cupcakes! They are decadent with peanut butter icing, peanut caramel filling, and lots of chocolate and candy bars. Delicious!
Black Bottom Cupcakes
Source: Beyond The Butter
Impress your family this holiday season with these simple and delicious black bottom cupcakes. They’re a real cupcake masterpiece that will literally melt in your mouth as soon as you take a bite. Extra moist, chocolat-ish, and filled with the creamiest chocolate chip cream cheese filling, they are bound to make everyone fall for them!
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Source: Spoonful of Flavor
Looking for the perfect winter dessert? Look no further as here it is! These hot chocolate cupcakes taste just like, well, hot chocolate. They’re made with cocoa and are topped with mini marshmallows. Yes, PLEASE!
Easy DIY Snowman Cupcakes
Source: Beyond Frosting
Cupcakes are a great type of dessert for every occasion and I love how simple they can be to make. If you’re looking for a recipe that you can make with the kids OR at least have them help you decorate, these little snowman cupcakes are the one! Grab some Oreos, chocolate chips, pretzels and you’ll have these whipped up in no time!
Andes Mint Cupcakes
Source: Baked by an Introvert
Need a dessert that doesn’t have the traditional red, green, and white colors but it’s still perfect for the holiday season? Check out these Andes mint cupcakes! They’re full of chocolate and topped with thick and creamy mint icing. They look and taste delicious!
Snow Globe Christmas Cupcakes
Source: Sugar Hero
Ok… now if you really want to go ALL OUT this year, you have to make these snow globe cupcakes. Just look at them! They look unreal as if a real snow globe is placed on top of them. The secret is in using edible gelatin bubbles. It’s the perfect Christmas dessert!
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