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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Prep Time7 hrs 26 mins
Cook Time7 hrs 26 mins
Calories:

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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Nutrition

Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Potassium: 0mg | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg