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Easy Christmas Cupcake Recipe and Ideas

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Easy Christmas Cupcake Recipes. The holidays are a great time to practice your baking skills. Use this recipe to make Christmas cupcakes for your family and friends. This is a very easy Christmas cupcake recipe that won’t take you very long to make. Plus, it won’t create much of a mess! The last thing you need to worry about during the holidays, is washing a bunch of dishes!

Your friends and family will think you went to baking school after they taste they yummy cupcakes! Follow the simple recipe below to make your own Christmas cupcakes.

Let’s start with a very easy recipe for a basic cupcake. Then, we will turn them into Christmas cupcakes with some fun Christmas cupcake decorating ideas! This recipe will yield close to 20 medium size cupcakes. So adjust the numbers accordingly.

Christmas CupcakesChristmas Cupcake Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)

Christmas Cupcake Recipe Directions

  1.  Start by preheating your oven to 375f or 170c;
  2. Then, line each muffin cup with baking papers.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time.
  5. Add in the flour (mixed with baking powder and salt) alternating with milk and beat well. Then, stir in vanilla.
  6. Divide evenly among pans and bake for 18 minutes. let cool in pans.

Christmas Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Santa´s North Pole CupcakesNow that your cupcakes have cooled off, it is time to begin decorating them.  I will list a few ideas for frosting, decorating them and include a video you can watch to get more ideas for Christmas cupcakes.

What Types Of Frosting Are Good for Christmas Cupcakes?

The color and flavor of frosting you put on your cupcakes can set the whole theme! For instance, if you want to make a snowman cupcake, adding vanilla frosting to imitate the color of snow is a good idea.

If you are making a Santa Claus cupcake, you could use a strawberry or cherry flavored frosting. Or make your own red frosting recipe.

Easy Christmas Cupcake Recipe Video

This video will teach you step by step on how to make Santa Claus Christmas cupcakes. I thought you might find it useful to watch!

Christmas Cupcakes Images

Need more inspiration? Here are lots of images of yummy looking cupcakes that others have made for the holidays. Click on the images to see larger pictures.

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Christmas Cupcake Kits

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