Christmas Cupcake Recipes

Browse our best recipes for festive Christmas cupcakes, and cute ideas to decorate them.

Staff Picks

Christmas Santa Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 3
My kids loved these cute cupcakes decorated as little Santas for Christmas. They are really easy to decorate and you can get your kids to help you.
By barbara

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Rating: 4.5 stars 149
A wonderful change of pace for the holiday season. Moist and spicy cake balanced by creamy, soft frosting.

Nutmeg Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
This is not that common of a cake, but it sure is good.

Hazelnut Truffle Cupcakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
Really decadent little chocolate cupcakes, with hazelnut truffles baked right in them and frosted with Nutella®!

Santa Hat Cupcakes

Rating: 5 stars 1
This is a fun Christmas cupcake recipe to make with the kids and is supremely easy if you start with store-bought ingredients. I am describing 3 different ways for making the Santa hats. Choose one (and triple the needed ingredients) or decorate them in different ways.
By Magda

Mini Christmas Cakes

This recipe makes enough for 24 luxurious mini fruitcakes. They make a thoughtful Christmas gift for neighbors, work colleagues or teachers, or as part of a gift basket. You can decorate them differently by making one for each family member which makes it a lot more fun.

Snowman Cupcakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
These adorable snowman cupcakes are the perfect decoration for your Christmas table or great treats to serve during Advent.

Inspiration and Ideas

Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated 1
Follow these tips to decorate prepared cupcakes with frosting Christmas trees. It's a great project with kids—they'll love adding the "ornaments".
Peppermint Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated 7
"Top cupcakes with crushed peppermint sticks." – Bobbie Susan