‘Tis the season to indulge in some sweet holiday cheer, and what better way to do it than with Christmas cupcakes that are as easy to make as they are delightful to devour? Whether you’re a baking pro or someone who can’t tell the difference between flour and sugar, we’ve got you covered with these hassle-free, yet utterly delicious cupcake recipes. From classic flavors that scream Christmas to creative twists that’ll impress your guests, these treats are guaranteed to add a dash of sweetness to your holiday celebrations. So, grab your apron, preheat that oven, and let’s whip up some Christmas magic—one cupcake at a time!
Chocolate Almond Flour Cupcakes
There’s no better time than Christmas to indulge in the richness of chocolate. If you’re craving a sweet delight without the use of refined sugar, consider these Chocolate Almond Flour Cupcakes. They offer a decadently rich, dense, and chocolatey experience, with their mild sweetness derived from coconut sugar.
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Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes
Bring in the warmth and aromas of Christmas with these Chocolate Gingerbread Cupcakes. This recipe is made with a simple chocolate cake mix, then infused with molasses and ginger, and topped with a delightful cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
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Gingerbread Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’re a gingerbread cookie fan, you must try your hand at these classic Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, a holiday season must-have! Brimming with rich, warm spices, they might just become your top choice for Christmas cupcakes.
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Santa Cupcakes are perfect for an adorable Christmas baking activity for kids or a party favor. They’re crafted from vanilla cupcakes and adorned with colorful variations of buttercream frosting. Elevate your holiday dessert spread and astonish your guests with these festive treats!
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Strawberry Christmas Tree Cupcakes
These endearing Christmas tree cupcakes are not as hard as they look. Ideal for the holiday season, these chocolate cupcakes are soft, moist, and their Christmas tree frosting conceals an enjoyable strawberry surprise at the center.
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Penguin Cupcakes Recipe
If you’re yearning for a delightful confection guaranteed to spread joy, look no further than these Penguin Cupcakes. This culinary creation starts with a timeless vanilla cupcake, elevating it with a generous sprinkle of Oreo cookie crumbs. The finishing touch? Charming penguin faces that adorn each cupcake.
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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
This winter, spoil yourself and your family with indulgent Hot Chocolate Cupcakes. Featuring a moist cupcake crafted with authentic hot chocolate powder and topped with a fluffy marshmallow frosting, you won’t be able to resist this delightful Christmas dessert!
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Spiced Christmas Cupcakes with Marzipan Frosting
Marzipan is more popular in Europe during the holidays than in the U.S., but is delicious nonetheless. These Spiced Christmas Cupcakes are infused with cinnamon, boasting a gorgeously airy, sponge that’s perfectly complemented by a delectable white chocolate marzipan frosting.
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Whip up these playful Reindeer Cupcakes, a delightful and tasty project! Crafted from chocolate cupcakes and topped with a light and fluffy chocolate buttercream frosting, this simple, enjoyable, and festive treat is perfect for creating with children of any age.
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Vanilla Christmas Tree Cupcakes
These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are made with cake mix but are elevated with spices to create something truly exceptional! Introducing sour cream makes these festive treats thicker, more moist, and incredibly rich.
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Santa Hat Cupcakes
Not only are the Santa Hat Cupcakes adorable to look at, but they taste great, too! With a red velvet base and a red buttercream frosting lined with mini marshmallows, these are the perfect Christmas treats for kids.
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Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes
Ferrero Rocher, the delicious chocolate nut candies, are a favorite gift for Christmas. This is why the unique flavors make the perfect holiday cupcake with rich hints of chocolate and hazlenut.
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Chocolate Cupcakes With Ganache And Homemade Peppermint Bark
Savor the goodness of these Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cupcakes featuring a rich chocolate cake base, luscious frosting, topped with velvety chocolate ganache, and homemade peppermint bark as a finishing touch. The mini candy cane and sprinkle of crushed candy cane on top elevate this fun treat to an elegant dessert.
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Kids will love making these Snowman Cupcakes for Christmas! They feature a rich chocolate base and vanilla frosting. The best part is using marshmallows and other decorating supplies to make your favorite snowman.
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Perfectly Moist Eggnog Cupcakes
Even if you are staunchly against drinking eggnog, I’ll bet you’ll love these rich spiced Eggnog Cupcakes. With flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with a smooth buttercream, these may become a repeat Christmas favorite every year!
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Christmas Wreath Cupcakes
Even though these festive Christmas Wreath Cupcakes look impressive, they’re actually not too hard to make! This recipe provides all kinds of fun tricks for the best decorating advice.
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Candy Cane Cupcakes
These cute and festive Candy Cane Cupcakes are the perfect Christmas or Holiday treat. Topped with homemade peppermint buttercream frosting, these cupcakes taste just like a candy cane!
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Sparkling Snowman Cupcakes
These Sparkling Snowman Cupcakes are easy enough to make that the kids can help with this recipe! It’s time to bake some memories together!
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Simple Santa Cupcakes
Show these Simple Santa Cupcakes to your kids, and they will be begging to make them with you. Christmas baking doesn’t get much simpler than this. No decorating experience, no problem! These cupcakes are so easy, even the smallest of children can help make them.
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Soft and Fluffy Eggnog Cupcakes
Eggnog cupcakes are spiked with bourbon and sprinkled with nutmeg. This cupcake version of the holiday cocktail is a crowd pleaser.
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The BEST Gingerbread Cupcakes
Get in the holiday spirit with these festive gingerbread cupcakes! They are made with seasonal spices for the ultimate Christmas dessert. The cinnamon cream cheese frosting on top is the perfect complement. Serve these at your next holiday party!
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Peppermint Cupcakes: A white cake mix that uses simple ingredients to make the cupcakes better than a boxed mix, with peppermint extract added for the perfect touch of flavor! Then, if desired, a homemade buttercream frosting with peppermint candies on top!
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Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes: These cupcakes, made from scratch, are full of chocolate flavor and topped with a beautiful green, cream cheese frosting if you desire.
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Cinnamon Cupcakes Recipe With Cream Cheese Frosting
This is the best cinnamon cupcakes recipe! These easy cinnamon cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are moist and delicious, and dusted with a perfect cinnamon sugar topping! They’re an upgrade to a traditional vanilla cupcake and a MUST for cinnamon lovers!
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Chocolate Orange Cupcakes
This one is dedicated to those chocolate orange fanatics out there! These easy chocolate orange cupcakes are the ultimate zesty chocolatey treat. Moist cupcakes made with real fresh orange and plenty of rich chocolate. Topped off with a nice thick ganache frosting.
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Karen Kelly, a food and travel writer, is the founder of Seasonal Cravings. She is also a health coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has been featured in numerous media outlets, including the AP Wire and MSN.