Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Impress your family and friends with these delicious and visually appealing Christmas tree cupcakes. Having baked goods around the house really adds to the warmth and feel when spending time with people during the holidays. Scroll down to find the recipe.


Christmas Tree Cupcakes With Green Frosting

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Since we are starting to put up the Christmas decorations, I figured that I would make Christmas Tree Cupcakes to celebrate! This helps with the learning process for my daughter. We talk about colors, different ornaments shapes (this Wilton Christmas Sprinkles variety pack is my favorite) and you can even find alphabet sprinkles to work on letters to preschool aged kids. I have not seen fancy sprinkles in the grocery store, but you can find some of them on Amazon.

If you love these Christmas Tree Cupcakes, I know you will love these Peppermint Bark Cupcakes or this Peppermint Chocolate Chocolate Chip Milkshake.

How to Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes out of Ice Cream Cones

If you feel like frosting with a piping bag is difficult you can always make easy Christmas trees out of ice cream cones. It is incredibly simple. All you need are some cupcakes, waffle cones, green icing, and sprinkles.

First you melt the green icing in the microwave. It doesn’t take long, maybe about 20 seconds.

Next roll the cones in the melted frosting to coat them completely.

Before they dry add the decorations to the cones so they will adhere to the trees.

After they dry, simple top the cupcakes with the cone trees.

Another fun way to decorate Christmas Tree cupcaks out ot ice cream cones, is to spray them with edible frosting spray. You can add some glitter and shine this way and make your trees extra fun.

 

Christmas Tree Cupcakes Shopping List

Before you can make these cupcakes you will need to purchase the following items from the store.

Christmas Tree Cupcakes With Green FrostingChocolate Cupcake Ingredients

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

 

 

Frosting Ingredients

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


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Christmas Tree Cupcakes With Green Frosting

Step by Step Instructions for Christmas Tree Cupcakes

So how do I make these cupcakes? By following the instructions below you will end up with some wonderful holiday cupcakes everyone will enjoy.

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcake Directions

Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tins with paper liners.

Start by combing the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt stirring together and set this mixture aside.
Next, you cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
Beat the eggs one at a time and add to the butter and sugar, then add in the vanilla.
Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk; beating well.
Pour this mixture into the lined cupcake tins until 3/4 full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
Allow cooling in the cupcake tin for 10 minutes.
Finally, move the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.


Christmas Tree Cupcakes With Green Icing

How to Make Frosting for Christmas Tree Cupcakes

First, cream the butter and cream cheese until creamy.
Using a mixer 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 build 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

Here is a printable recipe card with the entire recipe – for both the cupcakes and the frosting. Don’t forget to pin this post for later!

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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Prep Time: 7 hours 26 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours 26 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Before you begin, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  • Start by combing the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt stirring together and set this mixture aside.
  • Next, you cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
  • Beat the eggs one at a time and add to the butter and sugar, then add in the vanilla.
  • Alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk; beating well.
  • Pour this mixture into the lined cupcake tins until 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow cooling in the cupcake tin for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, move the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Frosting Directions
  • First, cream the butter and cream cheese until creamy.
  • Using a mixer 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 build 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.
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