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Take a look at the best Christmas cupcake recipes from real cooks, complete with reviews, how-to videos and helpful tips from our Test Kitchen.
The Most Festive Cupcake Recipes to Make This Holiday Season
From unique flavor combinations to fun decorating ideas, these Christmas cupcake recipes will surely bring a bit of happiness to your holiday home.
Mini Peppermint Coffee Cakes
Kid-Made Cocoa Cupcakes
Caramel Gingerbread Cupcakes
Hot Cocoa Cupcakes
Pumpkin Pecan Bites
Whenever these tasty treats pop up at birthday celebrations, so do smiles! The Christmasy confections...
Red Wine and Chocolate Cupcakes
Red wine and chocolate make an amazing pairing, especially in these rich, elegant cupcakes made...
Little Holiday Cakes
My college friend shared this cupcake recipe that has pie crust on the bottom, raspberry...
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
I make these flavorful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they're wonderful year-round. —Amber Butzer,...
Coffee Lover’s Mini Cheesecakes
Everyone in my family knows how much I adore cheesecake. Anyone who wants one made...
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
This is a wonderful recipe I discovered and changed a bit to suit my taste....
Cherry Gingerbread Cupcakes
A sweet frosting with a hint of lemon complements these little spice cakes, each with...
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting
There's no better way to celebrate being together than with these fun-loving cupcakes. —Marie...
Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes
I like to share these little pumpkin cakes at work. Cupcakes are the perfect workplace...
These jumbo cupcakes feature a fluffy, creamy cannoli-like filling. White chocolate curls on top are...
Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes
These cupcakes are sure to dazzle guests, especially children who love the glittery frosting. Display...
Holiday Gingerbread Cupcakes
With heartwarming molasses, allspice and cinnamon, these cupcakes taste like the holidays! —BugzBunny, Taste...
Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes
I dress up a boxed cake mix by stirring in sour cream, red food coloring...
You'll get a double dose of the spicy blend that's frequently used to flavor tea...
Bananas Foster Surprise Cupcakes
This recipe was inspired by the classic dessert, which I had for the first time...
Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes
I've been baking cakes for years and enjoy trying new combinations of flavors and textures....
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Orange Cream-Filled Cupcakes
Our home economists bring the flavor of a favorite frozen treat to palate-pleasing cupcakes. A...
Yuletide Eggnog Cupcakes
If I want a creamier frosting on these, I add more eggnog. The nog lovers...
Chocolate and Red Wine Cupcakes
Our home economists use rich chocolate frosting to tastefully top tender cupcakes that have a...
Banana Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
It's become an annual tradition that my sister and I get together to make these...