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Christmas Cupcakes to Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright — 10 Easy Recipes

Move over, cookies — even Santa will flip for these sweet treats!


Christmas is all about magic, warmth and spending time with your loved ones. And what better way to celebrate the season than with our too-cute Christmas cupcakes! Our Woman’s World test kitchen pros have worked their holiday magic, giving these treats plenty of festive flair and filling them with Christmas cheer. And our step-by-step instructions make it quick and easy for you to follow. Keep scrolling for the Christmas cupcakes that’ll be the star on top of your holiday celebrations. 

10 best-ever recipes for Christmas cupcakes

Our festive Christmas cupcakes are perfect whether you are hosting a wreath-decorating party or traveling to your loved ones’ houses. Click through for all things Christmas.

1. Very Merry Red Velvet Cupcakes 

Very Merry Cupcakes (Christmas Cupcakes)
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Adding buttermilk to store-bought cake mix is the easy secret that guarantees our red velvet treats bake up tender.

2. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Christmas Tree Cupcakes (Christmas cupcakes)
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Create merry memories with these stunners that are surprisingly easy, thanks to our clever piping trick.

3. Jolly Snowman Cupcakes

Jolly Snowman Cupcakes (Christmas Cupcakes)

Build the sweetest snowman ever with our easy candy decorations.

4. Mini Toasted Pecan Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting

Mini Toasted Pecan Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting (christmas cupcakes)

Rum mixed right into the batter guarantees these mini treats are extra festive.

5. Holiday Wreath Cupcakes

Holiday Wreath Cupcakes (Christmas cupcakes)

We upgraded cake mix with warming spices for an easy-on-you treat that’s full of flavor.

6. Santa’s Hat Cupcakes

Santa’s Hat Cupcakes (Christmas Cupcakes)
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Make everyone jolly with these mix-easy cupcakes dressed up with a clever marshmallow pompon.

7. O’ Tannenbaum Cupcakes

O’ Tannenbaum Cupcakes (christmas cupcakes)

For an even speedier treat, use our easy candy Christmas trees to decorate already-baked goodies from the store.

8. White Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes

White Chocolate Cranberry Cupcakes (christmas cupcakes)
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Cranberry sauce piped into the centers makes for a sweet surprise inside these treats.

9. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cupcakes (christmas cupcakes)
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Snuggle up with our holiday-perfect treats inspired by a favorite winter warmer.

10. Eggnog Cupcakes

Eggnog Cupcakes (Christmas Cupcakes)
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Rum flavoring and nutmeg transform cupcakes into a seasonal sensation.

For even more Christmas fun, click through the links below:

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree With Ribbon: 4 Easy Ideas From Home Decor Pros

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