Christmas Cupcakes

Mini Cocoa Cakes
Get creative with Christmas cupcakes using one of our recipes or our cute Christmas cupcake decorating ideas. We have tons of treats that are perfect for the holiday season, including darling snowman toppers, festive Christmas cupcake flavors like cocoa and chai, and showy Christmas tree cupcakes.

O Tannenbaum Cupcakes

The secret to this cake's leafy topping? An ice cream cone! Place the cone upside down atop snowy white-frosted cupcakes, then pipe on some green frosting for the leaves. Carefully placed edible pearl candies make the perfect ornaments for your Christmas tree cupcakes.

Santa Hat Cupcake

Welcome Santa down the chimney with a little extra flair by including these Santa-approved cupcakes on your Christmas Eve menu. You can try to save some for Santa if you want, but don't be surprised if your friends and family make them disappear before he arrives.

Melty Snowman Cupcake

Instead of melting outside, let this frosty cupcake melt in your mouth. Plus, if you're not having a white Christmas, you can still help your little ones decorate these snowmen indoors.

Mini Gingerbread House Cupcakes

Transform your dessert tray into Santa's village using simple pantry staples. These sweet little Christmas-theme cupcakes are made from granola bars, crackers, and chocolate-covered wafer sandwiches.

Giant Green Christmas Tree

Here's another opportunity to decorate your Christmas tree! Frost and arrange these cupcakes in the shape of your tree, then decorate any way you like. Just don't forget the star on top.

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

What's better than the sweet, rich flavor of classic hot chocolate? Try the winter drink in dessert form with our chocolate cupcake recipe.

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

Box 'em up and send 'em along! These cheery ornament cupcakes are meant to be shared. Some Christmas cupcake decorating ideas you'll want to try for variety: fondant icing, colorful frostings, shoestring licorice, and gumdrops.

Frosty Cupcakes

Your holiday guests will love being treated twice with our creative snowman cake pops. Candy embellishments and white jimmies transform your frosty friends into impressive Christmas cupcake toppers.

Swirled Cupcake Topper

Add a bit of red food coloring to your pastry bag before filling it with white frosting, then pipe onto your cupcake of choice for a swirled peppermint look. Package these Christmas cupcakes individually in jars or festive boxes, then wrap them in ribbons and bows before sending them home with holiday party guests.

Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

Shake up your holiday cupcake routine with these snow globe-style treats! These Christmas-theme cupcakes feature adorable caramel gingerbread men, marshmallow snowmen, and peppy candy trees. Roll the edges in sugar for a glistening effect.

Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes

Rudolph's ruby-red nose inspired us to top these red velvet Christmas cupcakes with a fresh, sweet raspberry.

Chocolaty Peppermint Cupcakes

When you combine rich chocolate with Santa's favorite candy, you get the ultimate Christmas cupcakes. Crushed candy canes add crunch to the fluffy peppermint frosting sandwiched between layers of cocoa.

Jolly Little Elf Cupcakes

Your guests will love these cute Christmas cupcakes! Put on the seasonal tunes and gather the kiddos for a jolly holiday baking session. Let them decorate our delicious peppermint-fudge cupcakes with piped frostings, fun candies, and a dipped ice cream cone for the tall hat.

Mini Cocoa Cakes

When you just want a little bite of sweetness, these Christmas mini cupcakes do the trick! Top them with seasonal treats like peanut brittle candy, pecans, or figs.

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