Christmas Tree Cupcakes #Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Christmas Tree Cupcakes Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

Desserts can make and leave such an impression. If you’re doing any entertaining this holiday season, your guests will be sure to notice these Christmas tree cupcakes. Here’s how to make them.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C whole milk

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 C cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • Green gel food coloring
    1 large container of Wilton Christmas Sprinkles

Chocolate Cupcake Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt stirring together. Set aside.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.

Beat the eggs one at a time, after each addition, then add in the vanilla.

Alternating add the flour mixture with the milk; beating well.

Fill the lined cupcake tins 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

Allow to cool in cupcake tin for 10 minutes.

Move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Instructions

Cream the butter and cream cheese until creamy.

Mix on low.

Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.

Add vanilla and green gel food coloring beating until thoroughly combined.

Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large round tip.

Twist the open end of the pastry bag to force the frosting to the tip.

Frost the cupcakes by starting on the edge of the cupcake and work toward the center.

Continue to built the frosting into the shape of a Christmas tree.

Select matching sprinkles to place on each tree. If the frosting will not hold the sprinkles slightly spray the frosting with water in a spray bottle. Place the sprinkle/ornaments on the trees.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Recipe - From Val's Kitchen

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patricia Marsden December 19, 2015 - 6:46 am

A decorator’s sugar heaven dream.

Amanda || Growing Up Madison December 21, 2015 - 6:20 am

These are just too adorable. I know the first thing that will disappear from this cupcake, most definitely the frosting. 🙂

Robin (Masshole Mommy) December 21, 2015 - 6:29 am

Those. Are. Awesome. I love how festive and cute they are. My kids would love these

Liz Mays December 21, 2015 - 11:26 am

Those are so beautiful and would look gorgeous sitting on a buffet. I want to shove one in my face though. 🙂

Scott December 21, 2015 - 4:18 pm

More frosting please! That is the best part of the cupcake – you nailed it!

Chelley @ A is For Adelaide December 21, 2015 - 9:04 pm

These are so cute! Addie would love to be the one to decorate all the trees!

Annemarie LeBlanc December 22, 2015 - 2:57 am

These cupcakes look so beautiful I would have to think twice if I’d eat it or not. I am not that good with baking, but my sister would love making these cupcakes for the family. I’ll share it with her.

Toughcookiemommy December 23, 2015 - 8:16 pm

I love cupcakes so I’m usually not picky about the form they come in. These are just perfect for celebrating the holidays this month.

Jeff December 26, 2015 - 3:19 pm

How festive – thanks Val!


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