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Christmas Cupcakes

Looking for recipes for Christmas cupcakes? Taste of Home has the best Christmas cupcake recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

Poinsettia Cupcakes

WHENEVER these tasty treats pop up at birthday celebrations, so do smiles! The Christmasy confections are deliciously rich chocolate cupcakes from Helen's family-favorite recipe. To create pretty poinsettias, our kitchen staff covered the cakes with frosting, fruit snack flowers and yellow candies. Simply trace and cut out the pattern on the next page to produce the petals, and you'll be well on your way to "growing" goodies of your own!

Little Holiday Cakes

Little Holiday Cakes

Little Holiday Cakes

My college friend shared this cupcake recipe that has pie crust on the bottom, raspberry jam in the middle and cake on top—scrumptious for a buffet or potluck. —Dana Beckstrom, Salt Lake City, Utah

Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes

Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes

Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes

A sweet frosting with a hint of lemon complements these little spice cakes, each with a maraschino cherry in the center. They're one of my dad's favorite desserts and a sure way of getting him to come over for a cup of coffee. —Laura McAllister, Morganton, North Carolina
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Pumpkin Pecan Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Bites

This recipe makes a lot, so I like sharing the bite-size treats at potlucks. To easily frost them, try putting the frosting in a pastry bag and piping it on top of the cupcakes. —Carol Beyerl, East Wenatchee, Washington

Candied Holly Cupcakes

Candied Holly Cupcakes

Candied Holly Cupcakes

My mother often made these fruity spice cupcakes. Decorated with cherries and citron, they're so festive for Christmas. —Pam Goodlet, Washington Island, Wisconsin

Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

I like to share these little pumpkin cakes at work. Cupcakes are the perfect workplace treat because they're already wrapped up and so easy to eat. —Kathleen Dimmich, Easton, Pennsylvania

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes

Cannoli Cupcakes

These jumbo cupcakes feature a fluffy, creamy cannoli-like filling. White chocolate curls on top are the crowning touch.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

These cupcakes are sure to dazzle guests, especially children who love the glittery frosting. Display a few on your table for an eye-catching, and delicious, centerpiece.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

I dress up a boxed cake mix by stirring in sour cream, red food coloring and chocolate chips. A white chocolate and cream cheese frosting—sprinkled with crushed mints—is the crowning touch.—Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

Our home economists bring the flavor of a favorite frozen treat to palate-pleasing cupcakes. A scoop of vanilla ice cream adds even more indulgence!

Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes

Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes

Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes

Our home economists use rich chocolate frosting to tastefully top tender cupcakes that have a subtle red wine flavor.
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