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Christmas cupcakes to enjoy these holidays

Sara Manaure
7 min read

Due to the countless gatherings that come with Christmas, it is good to have some recipes for making Christmas cupcakes up your sleeve so that you can surprise everyone.

Although the procedure does not change, so you can make your best cupcake recipe and decorate with the options that we will give you below.

It is not necessary to invest a lot of money for decorations, with simple details your recipes will take on the Christmas touch that you want so much. Do not miss any detail and get to work.

Christmas tree cupcake recipes

For this recipe, the decoration we chose was the Christmas tree. For this you can use fondant or whatever material you have on hand.

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes


  • 100 grams of butter

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa

  • 180 grams of sugar

  • 4 ounces milk chocolate

  • 2 eggs

  • 120 milliliters of semi-skimmed milk

  • 250 grams of flour

  • 2 tablespoons yeast

For the frosting

  • 150 grams of milk chocolate

  • Green food coloring

  • 100 grams of unsalted butter

  • 250 grams of icing sugar

Step by step for making Christmas cupcakes

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Christmas Tree Cupcake

To start, we must melt the butter in the microwave. According to the heat of your team it may be more or less 30 seconds.

When it is completely liquid, add the sugar little by little and mix until it is completely dissolved.

Then beat the eggs and place in a pot with the milk. Wait for the milk to temper and add the chocolate. Mix everything until it dissolves completely.

When the chocolate has melted it is time to add the butter with the sugar. Then we add the yeast, flour and cocoa.

When you have obtained a homogeneous mixture, we wait for it to rest for about 20 minutes.

At the end of the time, we place the cups in a mold and put in the oven for 25 minutes at 180 °C.

The cooking time may vary according to each oven, so it is necessary to be careful that they are not going to burn.

When you take things to the oven, you can take advantage of making the frosting to accompany these delicious Christmas cupcakes.

For the frosting

In this case a butter cream is prepared. To do this, we melt the chocolate.

Then, we beat the butter with the sifted icing sugar for 5 minutes so that everything is properly integrated.

Finally, we add the melted chocolate along with the drops of food coloring to make the Christmas tree leaves.

Arming the Christmas trees

When the cupcakes have come out, take them out to cool. At this point fill a piping bag with the buttercream.

Now, shape the tree by applying the cream from the outside to the inside in a spiral pattern. In the tip to make it different you can place a fondant star.

And decorate with golden or silver balls to decorate the rest of the tree. And that's it! Some delicious Christmas tree cupcakes.

Santa Claus cupcakes for Christmas

Christmas arrives and with it all its musical traditions, decorations, meals and desserts. And with all this comes one of the main characters of the holiday and the one most loved by all children apart from candy and that is Santa Claus.

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Santa Claus Cupcake

That is why today I will explain to you how to Prepare some charming Santa Claus Cupcakes for Christmas, so that you can amaze everyone at home with your pastry skills and enchant the little ones with their favorite Christmas character.

Ingredients for the cupcake

  • 150 grams of wheat flour

  • 50 grams of butter

  • 80 grams of sugar

  • 10 grams of yeast

  • 2 large eggs

  • 20 grams of chocolate chips

Ingredients for topping

  • 100 grams of cream cheese

  • 75 grams of icing sugar

  • 50 grams of butter (room temperature)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Ingredients for Santa Claus

  • White Fondant

  • Red natural dye

  • Brown natural dye

Preparation of the cupcakes

In a bowl we start beating the eggs together with the sugar until they triple, we add a portion of flour and yeast to continue beating.

Add the butter and continue beating until a homogeneous mixture is obtained. Finally, we will place the chocolate chips when the mixture is ready.

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Santa Claus Cupcake

Pour the mixture into the saucers and bake for about 20 minutes at a temperature of about 180 degrees Celsius.

At the end of the period of time, we remove the cupcakes from the oven and place them to cool, during the cooling time we will prepare the cream to decorate.

Cream Preparation

For the cream we will begin by sifting the icing sugar to obtain a finer texture of it, we add the butter together with a small spoon of vanilla. We beat these ingredients very well to later add the cream cheese and the same with the batter for an additional 5 minutes.

Once we finish beating, we will keep our mixture in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. During this time we will make our fondant Santa Claus.

Santa Claus preparation of fondant

We will start by separating the fondant into 3 parts, 1 part larger than the other two, we will mix this part with the red coloring, and one of the small halves with the brown coloring, the other we will leave it like that in white.

We will take the large portion of red color, and we will stretch leaving a thickness of about 1 centimeter in it. Having the fondant stretched with the help of a scalpel, we will make 2-centimeter circles one for each cupcake, these for Santa's body.

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Santa Claus Cupcake

We will cut small figures in the shape of rectangles 4 in total for each cupcake and 1 in the shape of a triangle for each one, this would be the equivalent for the arms, legs and hats of the saints.

We will put the red fondant aside, and we will stretch the brown leaving the same 1 centimeter, and we will cut the same 2 small rectangles for each cupcake, these for the boots of our saints.

We will continue with the brown fondant and take small pieces of it to make the belts of our holy Klaus.

Depending on the way we want our Santa Claus figure, we will place our finest fondant. Having said this, we will stretch our white fondant, and we will remove a part for the beards and another for the heads of our.

For the heads we will make small balls of fondant and for the beards we will flatten our fondant as much as we can.

Once all the parts are ready, we will use the help of a brush and a little water to glue the parts. And with the help of our fingers we can shape our pieces.

For the smallest details we can use wooden toothpicks and thus give it those little details. We put our figures together and once we have them ready we place a wooden toothpick on one of the legs.

This to be able to fix them to our cupcakes, having everything ready we place the cream on the already cold cupcakes. Finally, with the help of the toothpick we put on these the figure of our saint Klaus.

As a special detail you can put the Santa Claus in different poses to add more fun to your Santa Claus cupcakes.

So now you know, you can offer this sweet in these wonderful parties AND make kids happy and surprise adults with your great attributes and style to make desserts.

Wait no more and prepare these excellent recipes for Christmas, enjoy their rich flavors and have fun preparing the figures and above all, bring a new plate to your table, so you can enjoy these holidays much more.