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Today I am sharing some fun and festive Christmas cupcake recipe ideas! These easy Christmas cupcake ideas will give you a little inspiration fand holiday cheer or your holiday dinner!

The best Christmas desserts for the holiday season are memorable and delicious. Be sure to check out our  Easy Christmas Cookies recipes too!

Christmas Cupcakes 

Hello Friends!

Today I am sharing some delicious cupcakes for the holiday season! These are perfect Christmas treats for a holiday dinner or Christmas party. I have some wonderful and simple cupcake recipes from my blogger buddies. Before we get started, I want to share a few tips to make the Best Christmas Cupcakes. 


Cupcake Tips

Tools and Equipment Needed

  • Large Bowl. 
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Electric mixer – hand or stand mixer
  • cupcake pans or muffin tin
  • paper cupcake liners
  • wire rack – always cool cupcakes before frosting
  • piping bags and piping tips – I recommend this piping set for cupcakes

Cupcakes from Scratch or from a Box

There is no doubt that cupcakes from scratch are delicious. I like to use this homemade cake mix recipe. But more times than not, it is so easy to use a boxed cake mix. So you can decide which works best for you. With a few additions, a boxed cake mix works very well. 

Cupcake Frosting Types

There are so many types of frosting for cupcakes: vanilla buttercream, cream cheese frosting, and chocolate frosting are some of my favorites. Always make your frosting from scratch and never use canned frosting. It is very easy to make your own and makes a world of difference in the taste. 

Cupcake Sprinkles and Toppers

There are more sprinkles than ever available online. Keep in mind the age of your guests as some of the larger sprinkles may be too large for little ones. Toppers are another fun way to decorate cupcakes and are available at party and Etsy shops. This is a very simple way to decorate a cupcake. 

Cupcake Display & Storage

Always store cupcakes in an airtight container. If the cupcakes are frosted, they should be refrigerated. Keep in mind that they really only last a few days in the refrigerator. 

If you are going to give cupcakes as a party favor or sell them at a bake sale, you may want to use these plastic cups with lids from Amazon. They are the easiest way to set them up by the door.

Cutest Christmas Cupcake Recipe Ideas

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!

Easy Gingerbread Cupcakes

Cutest Christmas Cupcakes

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 white frosting that’s perfectly flavored with butter, caramel, and molasses. For a crunchy treat, add a little gingerbread man cookie on top!

These Christmas Tree cupcakes from Crayons and Cravings are so festive and colorful! Green buttercream frosting is added on top with a piping bag to look like Christmas trees on top of each cupcake.  Make these and be prepared for rave reviews!

These adorable reindeer cupcakes from Crayons and Cravings are chocolate cupcakes topped with everyone’s favorite reindeer. An easy Christmas cupcake recipe that would be a hit at any Christmas party.

These fun and decorative Grinch cupcakes from Play Party Plan are delightful for a Grinch viewing party.  Topped with little Grinch Santa hats and super easy to make. 

grinch cupcakes

These Sparkly Snowman Cupcakes are so much fun! Check them out at Hello Creative Family. These beautiful cupcakes would make the perfect dessert for a winter wonderland themed party

snowman face cupckaes


Have fun with these melted snowmen cupcakes made using a marshmallow to look like a melted snowman. So cute and creative from Little Sunny Kitchen!

snowman cupcakes

Peppermint fans will love this delicious chocolate cupcake that’s topped with a gorgeous candy cane swirl of pink and white buttercream icing. Peppermint White Chocolate cupcakes from When Is dinner can start with a boxed cake mix from the grocery store or a from-scratch cupcake recipe. 

peppermint white chocolate cupcakes




























These Peppermint cupcakes are topped with buttercream peppermint frosting made with peppermint extract and a little food coloring. The crushed candy canes are the perfect finishing touch to these minty holiday treats.

Peppermint Dessert

This decadent Mini Red Velvet cupcake is topped with covered chocolate candy and made from scratch. These beautiful cupcakes are from That Skinny Chick Can Bake are so beautiful but are really simple to make.


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


Eggnog fans will love these easy Eggnog cupcakes. These are made with a store-bought mix so you can have festive cupcakes in no time! Topped with a light cinnamon buttercream frosting. One of the best smells and tastes of the Christmas season is cinnamon! These lovely cupcakes will brighten anyone’s day.

Eggnog cupcakes with cinnamon and nutmet

These delicious Eggnog cupcakes from Simply Stacie are made from scratch and topped with a homemade eggnog frosting. Dusted with cinnamon and a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. 

Eggnog-Cupcakes with eggnog frosting


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

  which are the perfect garnish for these lovely treats.


These adorable hot chocolate cupcakes from Berly’s Kitchen are so adorable! These hot cocoa cupcakes are perfect for a holiday movie night with the family or a Polar express party. 


These festive Holly Berry Cupcakes from Kudos Kitchen are delicious and topped with Pa delicious peppermint Buttercream Frosting. Little holly leaves top these festive cupcakes that are sure to delight anyone this holiday season. 



holly berry cupcakes

These S’mores cupcakes are full of chocolate with all the flavors you love. Chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows have never tasted better.  Surprise everyone with these beauties on your holiday dessert table. 

S'mores Cupcakes


The wonderful pairing of caramel and pecans shines in these Caramel Pecan cupcakes that are a sweet treat for any holiday dessert table. Frost with a light icing and garnished with little chopped pecans and caramel bits. Your friends and family will gobble these up!

Caramel Pecan Cupcake

 Nutella Swirl Cupcakes – These are beautiful cupcakes for hazelnut lovers. The smooth caramel buttercream frosting is the perfect combo of sweet and salty. 

We hope you loved these fun and elegant cupcakes, For more easy Christmas dessert recipes and gift ideas be sure to check out our fun Christmas Ideas.

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