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24 Festive Christmas Cupcake Ideas

We have rounded up the most festive cupcakes you have ever seen for Christmas time! They are cute, fun, easy to make, and the perfect touch to your dessert table!

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How to Make 3 Different Flavor Cupcakes With 1 Box of Vanilla Cake Mix

Make festive Christmas cupcakes using one 1 box of cake mix but 3 different flavors!

Easy Reindeer Cupcakes

You can’t resist these super cute Rudolph the Reindeer cupcakes! Kids will love decorating these for the holiday.

Santa Cupcakes

Old Saint Nick has never been cuter by using mini marshmallows for the hat brim and beard! Use whatever flavor of cake mix you love.

Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

These Chocolate Christmas Tree Cupcakes are the perfect festive treat! Crafted with rich chocolate cake mix and topped with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting, these adorable cupcakes are so charmingly decorated, they’re almost too beautiful to eat.

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Eggnog Cupcakes

These flavorful Eggnog Cupcakes are full of festive flavor! If you love the taste of eggnog, but not the texture, you’ll really love these cupcakes.

Gingerbread Cupcakes

Gingerbread Cupcakes pack all of that holiday flavor and spice into a handheld treat you can enjoy all season long! The cinnamon sticks add a nice pop for the presentation as well.

Pink Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Make the holidays extra festive with these pretty pink Christmas Tree Cupcakes. They’re so simple to whip together and the kids can help, too.

Christmas Light Cupcakes

Use all different colors of M&M candies to make them look like Christmas lights! Such a cute idea for the holidays!

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Healthy Eggnog Protein Cupcakes

These eggnog Christmas cookies give you another excuse to enjoy the creamy, festive flavor of eggnog. They are simple, but so delicious and added protein to make them a little healthier!

Homemade Gingerbread Cupcakes

Moist cupcakes topped with gingerbread buttercream, and a sprinkled cookie. These are a must try for gingerbread lovers.

Spiced Christmas Cupcakes With Marzipan Frosting

Use festive sprinkles and different colors of frosting to make the best spiced Christmas cupcakes you have ever tasted.

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe & Candy Cane Frosting

Add a festive flair with pretty frosting and candy cane sprinkles for a delicious chocolate peppermint treat. You could also add more of a peppermint look by loading the pastry bag with white and red frosting for a swirled look.

Easy Christmas Dessert: Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe

Frosting and marshmallows make it super simple to make santa hat cupcakes for Christmas. Make your favorite cupcake recipe and easily decorate them like this!

Funfetti Christmas Cupcakes

Funfetti isn’t just for birthdays, they are great for Christmas too!

Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cranberry Buttercream Frosting

The pink cranberry buttercream frosting adds a ton of holiday flair to the traditional gingerbread cupcake. I love the sugared cranberry on top!

Gingerbread Latte Cupcakes

If you can’t get enough of lattes and gingerbread, this easy recipe is for you that combines the best of both worlds.

Cranberry Orange White Chocolate Cupcakes

White chocolate cranberry is a traditional flavor of the season that Christmas wouldn’t be the same without!

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Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

How cute are the little paper straws in these hot cocoa cupcakes? I love that the melted chocolate on top looks like the real drink.

Snow Globe Cupcakes

If you really want to go above and beyond this holiday season when making cupcakes, then you have to try your hand at these snow globe cupcakes.

Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes

Fairy cupcakes are so adorable and use brighter colors. Kids will love helping to add the sprinkles and candies to the tops.

Easy DIY Snowman Cupcakes

Nothing says winter and Christmas like a cute little Frosty! These would be perfect for classroom parties and after Christmas dinner desserts.

Very Merry Marble Christmas Cupcakes

The marbled look is giving all of the Christmas time vibes! The swirled frosting looks super tasty too!

Teddy’s Winter Wonderland Cupcakes

Use a mixture of Teddy grahams to make these fun and easy winter wonderland cupcakes!

Elf Hat Cupcakes

Where are all of the Buddy lovers at? If you are having Elf watch party, don’t forget the cupcakes!

We hope you have enjoyed our best festive Christmas cupcake recipes! These are delicious and will be guaranteed crowd pleasers!