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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.

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Banana Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Banana Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Banana Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

It's become an annual tradition that my sister and I get together to make these kid-friendly cupcakes with her son as our taster and helper. —Alina Bannavong, Amarillo, Texas

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

Coconut Dream Cupcakes

Coconut Dream Cupcakes

Coconut Dream Cupcakes

My daughter, Elizabeth, came up with this incredible recipe. The cream cheese in the middle is a fun surprise when someone takes their first bite. —Julie Flournoy, Laurelville, OH
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Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

Creme de Menthe Cupcakes

We use creme de menthe, a liqueur that means “mint cream” in French, to add a cool touch to these impressive mascarpone-frosted cupcakes. —Keri Whitney, Castro Valley, California

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

Nana's Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

Nana's Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

Nana's Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Frosting

These cupcakes remind me of when Nana used to make them at Christmas every year. Even though she is no longer with us, it brings me joy baking them because it gives the cakes special meaning. For a more indulgent version, double the frosting and pile it high on top of each cupcake. —Chekota Hunter, Cassville, Missouri

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

Spiced Apple Cupcakes

Spiced Apple Cupcakes

Spiced Apple Cupcakes

I came up with the combination of cinnamon and cayenne. I was making cinnamon toast one day and accidentally sprinkled cayenne pepper on my toast instead of cinnamon! I decided to just add cinnamon to the cayenne and I loved it. I am constantly making cupcakes and thought I would try my new found combination in cupcakes. I loved the end result and hope you do, too. The apple spice cupcake are topped with a rich and silky maple frosting.—Elisha Ayers, Unicoi, Tennessee

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Sweet Potato Cupcakes

Yum! Dotted with tangy pineapple bits and crunchy nuts, these spiced seasonal goodies are bound to become an instant hit.

Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes

This recipe was inspired by the classic dessert, which I had for the first time at a restaurant with my parents when I was eleven years old. The flavor is magical!

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

Heather McKinley of Mechanic Falls, Maine shared this minty twist on typical cupcakes, then our Test Kitchen arranged them in a tree shape for a pretty presentation. The star on the top of the tree and cute packages tucked beneath are a snap to make with colorful candies.
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