Today I am sharing some fun and festive Christmas cupcake recipe ideas! These easy Christmas cupcake ideas will give you a little inspiration for your holiday dinner!
You can’t go wrong with these festive gingerbread cupcakes with a delicious molasses taste. Top them with a cream cheese frosting that’s perfectly flavored with butter, caramel, and molasses. For a crunchy treat, add a little gingerbread man cookie on top!
20 Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas
These Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes (pictured above) are easy to make with a boxed cake mix!You can’t go wrong with these festive gingerbread cupcakes with a delicious molasses taste. Top them with a cream cheese frosting that’s perfectly flavored with butter, caramel, and molasses. For a crunchy treat, add a little gingerbread man cookie on top!
Toasted S’mores Cupcakes by Butternut Bakery Blog
Orange and cranberries are the perfect pairing for these holiday cupcakes. Orange zest and sugared cranberries get added to the batter for a burst of citrus with each bite. Frost with a buttercream frosting flavored with more orange zest and finely chopped cranberries. A merry and bright cupcake for the season!
Cranberry Orange Cupcakes by Taste And Tell Blog
Peppermint fans will love this delicious chocolate cupcake that’s topped with a gorgeous candy cane swirl of pink and white buttercream icing. Garnish it with crushed candy canes for the perfect finishing touch to these minty holiday treats.
Peppermint Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes by The Creative Bite
These beautiful cupcakes would make the perfect dessert for a winter wonderland themed party. The pastel blue frosting sits on top of a dark chocolate cupcake. You’ll learn how to make those royal icing snowflakes which are the perfect garnish for these lovely treats.
Snowflake Cupcakes by Glorious Treats
Have fun with this cream cheese frosting as you pipe it on the chocolate cupcakes using a large star tip to create a Christmas tree look. To “light” the tree, use rainbow nonpareils and carefully place one yellow star sprinkle on the very top. So cute and creative!
Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcakes by This Silly Girl’s Life
Salty and sweet is the name of the game with these chocolate, caramel and pretzel cupcakes. Chocolate cupcakes get frosted with salted caramel buttercream icing and then topped with crunchy and salty mini pretzels. So delicious!
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Cupcakes by Chocolate With Grace
If you’re obsessed with Nutella, you’ll adore these chocolate and hazelnut infused cupcakes! Take a chocolate cupcake, fill it with Nutella and heap on a generous topping of buttercream and hazelnut frosting, garnish with mini chocolate chips and enjoy. These won’t last long on the dessert table!
Chocolate Nutella Cupcakes by The Golden Lining Girl
This white cupcakes gets infused with peppermint extract and frosted with a gorgeous two-tone white chocolate icing in green and white. For a festive touch, sprinkle lightly with red and green crushed candy canes.
White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes by Sally’s Baking Addiction
These adorable Dr. Seuss Grinch cupcakes have a hidden heart in them for a delightful surprise when you bite into them. These do take some time to bake and assemble, so plan ahead with these. Kids as well as adults will love these!
Grinch Who Stole Christmas Cupcakes by Baked Bree
The wonderful pairing of maple and pecans shines in these cupcakes that are a sweet treat for any holiday dessert table. Frost with a maple cream cheese icing and garnish with a little chopped pecans. Your friends and family will gobble these up!
Maple Pecan Cupcakes With Maple Cream Cheese Frosting by Spoonful Of Flavor
These decadent mocha chocolate cupcakes topped with crushed peppermint candy and chocolate ganache look impressive but are really simple to make.You’ll love the chocolate frosting that adds a little peppermint extract to deepen the mint flavor. Make these and be prepared for rave reviews!
Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes by Baker By Nature
One of the best smells and tastes of the Christmas season is cinnamon. These snickerdoodle cupcakes celebrate the season with a lightly spiced cake batter and a whipped cinnamon buttercream frosting. Top it off with a bite-sized snickerdoodle cookie. Delicious!
Snickerdoodle Cupcake by Vintage Kitty
Eggnog fans will love this latte-inspired dessert that combines an espresso coffee flavored frosting on top of aSalty and sweet is the name of the game with these chocolate, caramel and pretzel cupcakes.
Eggnog Latte Cupcakes by Life Love And Sugar
These Nutcracker-inspired cupcakes are appropriately named for the holidays! These spiced vanilla cupcakes are fIlled with a fruit jam and iced with a buttercream frosting that’s decorated with various Christmas-themed small candies. So pretty!
Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Oreo lovers will adore these cupcakes that use Oreos as a base for the cupcakes. The frosting also gets some Oreo action in the mix as well as crushed candy canes. A decadent and fun cupcake for the holidays!
Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes by Your Cup Of Cake
Have a “cup” of hot chocolate in the form of a cupcake! The batter uses bittersweet chocolate to deepen the cocoa flavor. The meringue frosting gets a quick toasting with the help of a kitchen torch. Snuggle up with one of these cupcakes and watch your favorite holiday movie!
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes by Bakerita
Try these decadent and buttery red velvet cupcakes that will be the perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table. A sweet cream cheese frosting is all you need to top these classic cupcakes that will lend a festive touch to your holidays.
Red Velvet Cupcakes by Live Well Bake Often
Caramel and apple flavors team up in this mouth-watering cupcake dessert. Shredded apple in the batter keeps the cupcakes moist and tasty. The smooth caramel buttercream frosting is the perfect combo of sweet and salty. Perfection!
Apple Cupcakes With Caramel Frosting by Handle The Heat
These Peppermint Crunch cupcakes are a great way to end your holiday meal. This perfect holiday dessert idea is easily made with the help of a boxed cake mix, These lovely cupcakes will brighten anyone’s day.