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Christmas Cupcake Ideas

Christmas Cupcake Ideas

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Christmas cookies can get boring. Let’s be honest, after the neighborhood cookie exchange, people are pretty cookie-d out. So how do you get in the spirit? Well you make Christmas Cupcakes! Check out some of the best below:

Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcake Ideas | Christmas Cupcake Recipes | Christmas Cupcakes | Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas | Christmas Dessert | Christmas Dessert IdeasIngredients

  • 20 Oreos
  • 1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c. oil or melted butter
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sour cream

Frosting

  • 4 candy canes
  • left over Oreos
  • 3/4 c. butter softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 3-4 c. powdered sugar
  • milk if needed

Process: Get your oven heating to 350F and put in some cupcake liners like these. Twist the Oreos to beak apart and put the side with the most cream, cream side up into the cupcake liner. Mix your cake and ingredients until smooth and out a spoonful until the liners are 3/4 full on top of the Oreo halves. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until done. For the frosting, put the candy canes in a blender or food processor and add in the other Oreo halves. You want this mixture to be really fine and smooth. Beat the butter and cream cheese in a mixer until smooth, then add the sugar a cup at a time until you’ve got the right consistency. It should be smooth and able to stand on it’s own. Fold in your crushed candy canes and Oreos, then pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle on some candy cane pieces if you’re in the mood.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcake Ideas | Christmas Cupcake Recipes | Christmas Cupcakes | Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas | Christmas Dessert | Christmas Dessert IdeasIngredients:

  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. pumpkin
  • 2 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temp.
  • 2 Tbsp butter, room temp.
  • 2 c. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Process: Warm your oven to 350 F and line your muffin tin with liners (these are darling!) In a bowl, whisk the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a separate bowl, mix your pumpkin, molasses, and vanilla. In your mixer bowl, beat the butter and sugar until nice and fluffy. Then reduce the speed and beat in the eggs. Cream until well mixed. Start adding in the pumpkin and flour mixtures alternating until it’s combined. Put 1/4 c. into each muffin tin and bake until done-25-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely. Then, using your mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until nice and fluffy. Slowly add in the sugar and vanilla until light and peaky. Frost!

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcake Ideas | Christmas Cupcake Recipes | Christmas Cupcakes | Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas | Christmas Dessert | Christmas Dessert IdeasIngredients:

  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. molasses
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 c. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • Cream Cheese frosting from recipe above

Process: Preheat your oven to 350F and put in liners. In your mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until creamy. Add in the egg, milk, molasses, and vanilla and keep mixing. It’s not going to fully combine and that’s okay! Slowly add in your dry ingredients until just combined. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 19-21 minutes or until done. Frost when they are completely cooled, and for good measure, top with these amazing gingerbread man sprinkles! You can drizzle with some caramel because, why not? 🙂

Christmas Tree Cupcake Topper

Christmas Cupcake Ideas | Christmas Cupcake Recipes | Christmas Cupcakes | Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas | Christmas Dessert | Christmas Dessert IdeasIf you’re looking for something to dress up your already favorite cupcake recipe, then this is a great option!

Ingredients:

  • Pretzel rods
  • Green chocolate candy melts
  • sprinkles, star and round

Process: Lay your pretzels on parchment paper. Melt your chocolate melts according to directions. Pour into a ziploc baggie and cut a tiny hole. Drizzle over pretzel rods in a tree shape, sprinkle with rounds and top with a star. Allow to set by putting in fridge or cool area for 15 minutes. Put on your favorite cupcakes!

Happy baking ya’ll!
XO



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