12 Christmas Cupcakes Ideas You Need To Try This Holiday Season

15/12/2014 15:19 | Updated 01 December 2016
Serendipity In The Kitchen

It's Chriiiistmaaaaas!

Well, nearly. While everyone is probably already sick of festive telly adverts and Mariah Carey, there's one way to fall back in love with Christmas - cupcakes.

We've thrown together a list of 12 holiday-themed cakes that will make your festive season much more merry.

  • 1 Peppermint Candy Cane Cupcakes
    Serendipity Mommy
    Thanks to this recipe, you can now have all the great mintiness of a candy cane in cake form.
  • 2 Mulled Wine Cupcakes
    Objetivo Cupcake
    Have mercy. This recipe is in Spanish so you'll have to pop over to Google Translate, but it's worth the trouble.
  • 3 Eggnog Cupcakes
    These wonderful creations full of rum, eggnog and nutmeg will warm you right up. You have the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe to thank for this beautiful creations.
  • 4 Boozy Sultana Cupcakes with Brandy Butter Frosting
    The Hits
    Oof. Does it get more Christmassy than this? Another take on the Christmas pudding style, these naughty-and-nice cupcakes with brandy butter frosting are just what you need in the middle of winter. And that butterscotch drizzle? OMG.
  • 5 Santa Hat Cupcakes
    Created By Diane
    With a bit of clever piping, you can turn any cupcake into a festive treat. Head over to Created By Diane to find out how.
  • 6 Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
    Serendipity In The Kitchen
    The success of Starbucks' winter Pumpkin Spice Latte has spawned many imitators, including these exceptional cakes. Everyone will love them, and they've got fruit in them so they're totally healthy.
  • 7 Reindeer Pretzel Cupcakes
    With Sprinkles On Top
    With a bit of clever decoration, you can turn any cupcake into a reindeer! The kids will love these and the salty pretzel antlers will work wonders with a rich chocolate or caramel cake.
  • 8 Cranberry White Chocolate Cupcakes
    Beantown Baker
    Nom nom nom. Every Christmas dinner always has cranberry sauce, even if nobody really likes it. Either way, the combination of white chocolate and cranberries in these cakes will be irresistible.
  • 9 Snowman cupcakes
    Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen
    Turn marshmallows, frosting and gumdrops into a great snowy treat!
  • 10 Christmas Pudding Cupcakes
    These old school cakes bring you your very own individual figgy pudding! Try them for yourself, courtesy of GoodToKnow.
  • 11 Gingerbread Cupcakes
    Judy In Her Natural Habitat
    Spice things up a bit with these snowy gingerbread treats! Judy In Her Natural Habitat even takes you through how to make these cute little cases too.
  • 12 Stuffin' Muffins
    Brit + Co
    Savoury cupcakes are huge right now - try taking Brit + Co's totally vegan stuffing muffin recipe and piping a bit of mashed potato on top for a Christmas dinner themed cupcake that will wow your friends.


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