Looking for Christmas dessert ideas with a twist? Check out these gorgeous Christmas cupcake ideas
In my opinion, cupcakes make a wonderful dessert idea for Christmas. Think about it, Christmas celebrations are always rushed. But the beauty of cupcakes is you can make them the day before, meaning you can enjoy the celebrations knowing dessert has already been taken care of.
Also, those with little ones know, Christmas is really about the kids. And kids LOVE cupcakes. Better yet, many of these cupcake recipes are easy enough that big kids will be able to make them. Get them to make these as their teacher’s Christmas gift ideas this year and take another thing off your plate this holiday season.
Whether you’re a wiz in the kitchen, or a beginner baker, there is a cupcake idea here you you. Side note, if you’re looking for other non-traditional holiday baking ideas, check out my cranberry macarons, chai macarons – both recipes are great alternatives to the traditional Christmas cookie.
Gingerbread & Molasses Cupcakes
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Molasses Ganache Filling and Vanilla Buttercream
You'll love these sweet and heavily spiced gingerbread cupcakes made with the classic spices (ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves), plus lots of molasses. Each cupcake is then generously frosted with the creamiest vanilla buttercream frosting and topped with cute little gingerbread men. How gorgeous!
These gingerbread cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are an ideal treat for any festive gathering! Soft and moist sponge, flavoured with aromatic spices, topped with delicious, sweet, rich and tangy cream cheese frosting, gingerbread biscuits, and your favourite festive sprinkles!
These cupcakes will be star of Christmas 2022. Snowman cupcakes with vanilla frosting and marshmallows will put a smile on everyones face. This is a super easy tutorial and a great dish to get the kids involved in.
Everyone's favourite Christmas story in a cupcake form. These Grinch cupcakes take Christmas to the next level, each cupcake has a cute little heart inside. You be the judge whether it's two sizes too small.
Warm your soul this Christmas Eve with these delightful caramel whiskey cupcakes. Soft moorish chocolate cupcakes, filled with whiskey infused caramel and topped with smooth whiskey caramel buttercream. These xmas cupcakes will win your heart.
Get the whole family into the christmas spirit with these festive light cupcakes. The kids will love drizzling the black gel and adding m&m lights. This is a great option for beginner bakers and those of us low on time during the holidays.
Warm your heart with these maple bacon cupcakes. Each cupcake is loaded with crispy bacon bits and topped with smooth and creamy maple frosting. This recipe uses ermine maple frosting, meaning it's full of real maple syrup and full of real flavor.
This festive and fun Christmas tree cupcakes recipe make a great treat for the holidays. Featuring moist, fluffy homemade chocolate cupcakes and tutorial for homemade Christmas Tree cupcake toppers made from pretzel sticks, candy melts and sprinkles.
Incredible vegan tiramisu cupcakes with an easy vanilla cupcake, coffee soak, espresso fudge filling and coffee frosting. Christmas is a time when we often find ourselves cooking for those with different dietary requirements, if you're looking for vegan options the team at Rainbow Nourishments have you covered. I love this recipe, it's light on the planet, and easy on the tummy too.
Learn to make these easy reindeer cupcakes, they're a different take on the classic reindeer theme. Made by adding easy gum paste reindeer antlers to any plain cupcake, they'll make a show stopping Christmas dessert.
Gingerbread Cupcakes, plus eggnog – could these cupcakes get any more christmassy? These buttercream frosting cupcakes are made from scratch and make a great handheld non-cookie treat for your holiday party this year!
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream
These hot chocolate cupcakes are topped with a delicious marshmallow buttercream and made to look like little cups of hot cocoa! With a candy cane handle and mini marshmallows on top, these are so fun for the holidays.
These homemade cupcakes are quick and easy to make, and the scent of them in the oven will fill your kitchen with holiday goodness. With just the right amount of spice, and a light and fluffy texture, your family and friends will love these cupcakes!
These snow topped winter forest cupcakes are incredibly easy to assemble, great for anyone looking to throw christmas dessert together during the busy holiday season. I love that these cupcakes bring the festive feeling with rosemary and icing sugar instead of food color. This is another great option for getting the kids involved in too.