I love how quickly these easy Christmas Lights Cupcakes came together. They’re literally about the easiest Christmas cupcakes you can make!
Seriously, all it takes is about 10 minutes to decorate all 12 cupcakes and you’re done. So, they’re basically the perfect cupcakes for a Christmas party at school because you can have them done as your racing out the door.
I feel like these cupcakes are even easy enough that I’m pretty sure a kiddo could make these easy Christmas lights cupcakes. If your kiddo can squeeze a decorating bag, they can help make these.
Even if they’re not able to squeeze the black writing gel, they can definitely put the sprinkles on the top of the cupcake.
So, this is definitely a recipe worth letting them help make!
What You Need to Make Easy Christmas Lights Cupcakes Recipe
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tspn baking soda
- 1/2 tspn salt
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tspn vanilla
- 1 cup water
- 1 can of your favorite vanilla frosting
- Black Gel Writing Icing
- Star and Multicolored Ball Sprinkles Mix
- Decorating Bag and Star Tip
How to Make Easy Christmas Lights Cupcakes Recipe
To make the cupcakes, preheat oven to 350-degrees then combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
Combine wet ingredients (including butter) in a second medium sized bowl.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients in ⅓ increments, mixing thoroughly between each increment.
Spoon into lined cupcake pan, then bake for 30-minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely before decorating.
With your largest decorating tip, press into the top of the cupcake off-center, creating a well. Save hole tops.
Fill each hole with star sprinkles and round ball sprinkles.
Replace hole top on each cupcake.
Place star tip in a piping bag, then fill with icing.
Frost each cupcake in a swirl, turning the piping bag as you pipe.
Add a random swirly line of black writing gel on the top of the cupcake.
Add random color round sprinkles to the black writing gel line.
Other Great Easy Cupcake Recipes
If you love this easy Christmas lights cupcake Recipe, but you’re not quite ready to heat up the oven, just pin this to your favorite cupcake recipes board on Pinterest so you can find it quick later!