Santa Cupcakes

(Last Updated On: August 3, 2020)

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! 😉


Santa Cupcakes

These easy Santa Cupcakes are so simple to make. No decorating skills required, and super fun to make with the kids!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Christmas, how to make santa cupcakes, santa cupcakes, santa cupcakes recipe
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 Cupcakes
Calories 214kcal
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For the Cupcakes

  • 1 Box White Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs

For the Frosting/Decorations

  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 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


  • Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • Mix and bake cupcakes according to the box directions. Cool completely.
  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar a little at a time. Add milk as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Spread or pipe frosting onto cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle red sugar on the upper third of the cupcake to resemble a hat.
  • 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.
  • Add 2 mini chocolate chips for the eyes and a red hot for the nose.


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 193mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg
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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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