29 Cute Christmas Cupcake Recipes

Christmas is the season for cupcakes! Step up your cupcake style this year with these festive recipes!

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1. Vanilla Candy Cane Cupcakes

I have a little confession. I don’t like making cupcakes, sssshhh, don’t tell anyone!! I like eating cupcakes, I like looking at cupcakes but I find doing a dozen or two a bit tedious, so when I do, do them, I want to celebrate them in all their glory!! Like these gorgeous MWM Vanilla Candy Cane Cupcakes I have pulled from the vault for you today for Mouth Watering Mondays!!

From: NoshingWithTheNolands

2. Holiday Ornament Cupcakes

Looking for a creative dessert using Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ cake mix? Then check out these beautiful cupcakes decorated like Christmas ornaments.


3. Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes

Celebrate the chilly weather with this fun Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes Recipe. Such a cute simple decorating idea for a party or just for fun!

From: AFewShortcuts

4. Christmas Funfetti Cupcakes

We have gone a little funfetti crazy. I thought our Halloween Funfetti Cupcakes turned out so cute that we should do them again for Christmas. I just think they are so cute and so easy to make.

From: TwoSistersCrafting

5. Reindeer Cupcakes

These CUTE and easy Reindeer Cupcakes are so simple and fun for the holidays! We’re combining mini candy bars, sprinkles, and pretzels into the most adorable reindeer candy bar cupcake toppers (if we do say so ourselves)!

From: MyCakeSchool

6. Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes

This Christmas if you are going to decorate cupcakes, you might as well make them adorably cute, decadently rich, and amazingly good like these Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes.

From: HungryHappenings

7. Snowman Cupcakes

These easy snowman cupcakes are perfect for winter time! You know me – I’m not much of a baker – so I just used a box of cake mix and pre-made icing for them. But you can make them out of any flavor of cupcake and icing that you want, as long as the frosting is a light color.

From: OneLittleProject

8. Polar Bear Cupcakes

Made with sweet fondant icing and delicious desiccated coconut, these cute polar bear cupcakes make the perfect Christmas treats to share with friends and family. An easy Christmas baking recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make!

From: Tesco

9. Gingerbread Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so festive and they are packed with that irresistible gingerbread flavor! Plus, when you pair the flavor of gingerbread with a decadent cream cheese frosting you know good things are bound to happen.

From: CookingClassy

10. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Rich, moist chocolate cupcakes topped with easy to make and quite festive Christmas trees made from ice cream cones, some buttercream and a dusting of powdered sugar for snow!

From: PreppyKitchen

11. Candy Cane Cupcakes

Moist chocolate candy cane cupcakes with striped peppermint buttercream frosting. A festive dessert for Christmas and all winter long!


12. North Pole Cupcakes

My main inspiration came from these adorable North Pole Cupcakes
To create the hot coco cups simply dip the rim in red chocolate and then again in red sugar sprinkles. This can be done a few days in advanced to save on time.

From: 505Design

13. Gingerbread Cupcakes

Spiced gingerbread cupcake recipe with tangy, sweet cream cheese frosting. Moist and flavorful, these homemade cupcakes are the perfect treat during the holidays!

From: SallysBakingAddiction

14. Festive Cupcakes

These Christmas cupcakes are the perfect Christmas party accompaniment, the mixed spice and raisins in the cupcakes will bring the festive spirit out of everyone.

From: BakingMad

15. Eggnog Cupcakes

These Eggnog Cupcakes are full of awesome eggnog flavor! They’ve got eggnog in the cupcake and the icing – yes! You know I like my flavors strong and these cupcakes are no exception.

From: LifeLoveAndSugar

16. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

These cupcakes are incredibly fluffy and moist. My first batch didn’t come out right and I had to tweak the recipe for the next round, but I did taste the the ones that went flat (so sad) and I could just tell how wonderful they should have been. So I was determined to make another, better, batch of these cupcakes. I was right. They are D-licious! The cinnamon cream cheese frosting is SO yummy! I may have saved some in a bowl just to eat plain.

From: CremeDeLaCrumb

17. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream

I’m starting strong on the baking portion of my plan, kicking it off with this fun gingerbread cake and accompanying cupcakes. They are the essence of Christmas…fair warning, I can be a little (ok a lot) cheesy during the month of December. If you hate Christmas, sorry, bear with me.

From: HalfBakedHarvest

18. Tricolor Christmas Cupcakes

Very Merry Tricolor Christmas Cupcakes in red, green and white have a hint of peppermint! See how easy it is to turn plain cupcakes into colorful marble cupcakes and frosting, just like fancy café-style confections.


19. Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes

These Chocolate Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes are the perfect combination of cookies and Christmas!  Let’s be honest, Oreos go with just about anything but adding the candy cane crunch is just what Santa wants for Christmas!

From: YourCupOfCake

20. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Deep chocolate cupcakes flavored with peppermint and coffee, topped with peppermint vanilla frosting, candy canes, and a chocolate drizzle.

From: SallysBakingAddiction

21. Santa Hat Cookie Cups

We are currently obsessed with cookie cups, it’s a fun take on one of our most favorite things … Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting.  We knew we wanted to make a fun version for Christmas and came up with idea for a Santa Hat Cookie Cup.  They turned out exactly how we envisioned.  They were pretty easy to do, and I know will be super popular at our cookie exchange this year.


22. Mickey Mouse Santa Hat Cupcakes

I think these Mickey Mouse Santa Hat Cupcake are my favorite Christmas Cupcakes that we have ever made!

From: TwoSistersCrafting

23. Hot Cocoa Cupcakes with Marshmallow Cream Icing

It’s hard to beat a great cup of hot cocoa, and it’s hard to beat a great cupcake. But combining the two is pure heaven.

From: Momtastic

24. Rudolph Cupcakes with Mini Candy Canes

These Rudolph cupcakes, made with mini candy canes and red m&ms, are adorable and easy to put together and so fun for the kids to eat. Great for a kids Christmas Party. They would be a festive snack to go along with this Santa handprint ornament craft – both perfect for a Kids Christmas party.

From: MommyMoment

25. Christmas Wreath Cupcakes

Christmas Wreath Cupcakes are a sweet treat everyone will love this merry season. They’re a festive addition to any holiday party and make a great edible gift.

From: OnionRingsAndThings

26. Snowflake Cupcakes

I piped on the frosting with a Wilton 1M tip (the tip I use the most often) and added some pretty sprinkles.  I colored the frosting with Americolor brand coloring, in sky blue.

From: GloriousTreats

27. Christmas Wreath Cupcakes

The most fabulous and impressive Christmas cupcake recipes, everything from adorable snowmen to elegant snowflakes!

From: DinnerAtTheZoo

28. Christmas Light Cupcakes

Christmas light cupcakes made with an embellished chocolate cake mix and the best vanilla buttercream frosting. Adorable for Christmas.

From: BakedBree

29. Santa Hat Cupcakes

This fun Santa hat cupcake is one that the kids are going to LOVE! These Santa hat cupcakes look like they took forever to make and a lot of skill, but they are are so easy to make.

From: MidgetMomma

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