Santa Cupcakes

Santa Cupcakes: These easy Santa Cupcakes are so simple to make. No decorating skills required, and super fun to make with the kids!

Santa Cupcakes

Skip the store-bought treats, and make these easy Santa cupcakes.

 

Santa Cupcakes


I stink at decorating cupcakes, especially under pressure. If I have to bake something for family on Christmas, you can bet your last candy cane I’ll mess them up. I promise it is nearly impossible to mess these cupcakes up. Even kids can help decorate. Let’s face it there’s will probably look even better than mine! 😉

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Santa Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24 Cupcakes
 
Santa Cupcakes: These easy Santa Cupcakes are so simple to make. No decorating skills required, and super fun to make with the kids!
Ingredients
  • For the Santa Cupcakes
  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil
  • For the Santa Cupcakes Frosting/Decorations
  • ½ Cup Butter, Softened
  • 1 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 48 Mini Chocolate Chips
  • 10 oz Bag Mini Marshmallows
  • 24 Red Hots
  • Red Sparkling Sugar
Instructions
  1. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix and bake cupcakes according to the box directions. Cool completely.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  5. Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  6. Sprinkle red sugar on the upper third of the cupcake to resemble a hat.
  7. Cut marshmallows in half. Place one at the end of the hat to resemble a fluff ball. Also, place them along the line of the hat to resemble the fur lining. Finally, add more marshmallows to form Santa's beard.
  8. Add 2 mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a red hot for the nose.

Santa Cupcakes Shopping Tips:

  1. Feel free to use different candies if you don’t like red hots. M&Ms, candy eyes, or even raisins would look fine.
  2. You could also use a homemade cupcake base like my funfetti cupcakes.

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  1. These cupcakes are too cute! I need to make these for Christmas!
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