15+ Jolly Christmas Cupcake Recipes

There’s nothing like Christmas cupcakes to make the season merry and bright, and these are some of the best around.

From easy-to-assemble reindeer cupcakes to more intricate Christmas spice cupcakes and everything in between, these are seriously going to be the hit of your Christmas party or your family’s present-opening extravaganza.

Many are totally suitable for the winter, as well, not just the holidays, so start making those snowmen cupcakes whenever those first flake falls!


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1. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Impress your family and friends with these delicious and visually appealing Christmas tree cupcakes.

Having baked goods around the house really adds to the warmth and feel when spending time with people during the holidays.

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2. Easy Grinch Cupcakes

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I made these easy Grinch Cupcakes with the boys the other day and I have to tell you, they were so fun–and the kids loved them!

Perfect for a school holiday party or even a Christmas gift exchange party, they come together in minutes and are one of the simplest holiday cupcakes you’ll ever make!

3. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Frosting

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These moist Gingerbread Cupcakes with Eggnog Buttercream Frosting are made from scratch and the perfect handheld non-cookie treat for your holiday party this year!

Made with molasses, ginger, cinnamon, and other spices, these cupcakes taste just like Christmas.

4. Gluten Free Gingerbread Cupcakes

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These gluten free gingerbread cupcakes are super moist and topped off with a delicious cream cheese frosting.

5. Pistachio Santa Hat Cupcakes

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Green and red Pistachio cupcakes topped with a vegan buttercream frosting made into a Santa Hat!

Naturally vegan and gluten free, these Christmas cupcakes are perfectly Grinch-like and festive!

6. Vanilla Christmas Cupcakes

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These vanilla cupcakes are all about decorating beautiful Christmas cupcakes.

7. Melting Snowman Cupcakes

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Could these melting snowman cupcakes be any more adorable?!

They are easily the cutest snowman cupcakes ever!

8. Gluten Free Eggnog Cupcakes

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These Gluten Free Eggnog Cupcakes make a delicious holiday dessert.

Full of eggnog spice flavor, they are topped with an eggnog frosting.

9. Christmas Light Cupcakes

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Easily transform a chocolate cupcake mix into Christmas Light Cupcakes using store bought icing and M&M’s.

It’s a great recipe to make with the kids!

10. Peppermint Bark Cupcakes

If you’re all in for a yummy Christmas dessert, this Peppermint Bark Cupcakes Recipe will really ring your peppermint bell.

So good and so rich, you might want to consider making these for Christmas dinner, even.

11. Vegan Gingerbread Cupcakes

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These festive and fun vegan gingerbread cupcakes are full of warming spice and super moist and fluffy!

Topped with a dairy free cream cheese frosting and mini gingerbread cookies for fun Christmas cupcakes!

12. Santa Belt Christmas Cupcakes

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These delicious and adorable Santa belt cupcakes will be a Christmas hit!

13. Snowman Cupcakes

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It’s so easy to make these snowman cupcakes with marshmallows and candy.

No cake decorating skills required.

You can use your favorite cupcake recipe, a box mix, or even store bought cupcakes!

14. Christmas Spice Cupcakes

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Christmas cupcakes with a light, crisp, spiced sponge and a moreish white chocolate marzipan icing.

15. Reindeer Cupcakes

Rudolph is center stage in these easy and delicious chocolate cupcakes.

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