How absolutely adorable and fun are these easy holly cupcakes for Christmas?! They’re such an easy Christmas cupcake that you can have them decorated in about 10 minutes.
If you need a quick and beautiful cupcake for a Christmas party, you definitely have to make these awesome mistletoe cupcakes.
Now, the thing about making these holly cupcakes is that you have to have a leaf tip. But not just any leaf tip–you need a tiny one. I found mine at the grocery store as part of one of those little sets made for putting on squeeze-spray-icing.
So, be sure to grab one of those so you can make the tiny leaves–trust me.
What You Need to Make Easy Holly Cupcakes
- 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
- Red Ball Sprinkles
- Gold Ball Sprinkles
- Green Writing Icing
- Tiny Leaf Piping Tip
- Decorating Bag
- Large Star Piping Tip
How to Make Easy Holly Cupcakes for Christmas
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 and ball sprinkles.
Replace hole top on each cupcake.
Place star tip in a piping bag, then fill the bag with frosting.
Frost each cupcake in a swirl, turning the piping bag as you pipe.
Add 2-3 red ball sprinkles to one side of the cupcake.
Place the small leaf decorating tip onto your green writing icing and pipe out two leaves on either side of the red ball sprinkles.
Add gold ball sprinkles over the rest of the cupcake.
Other Great Easy Cupcake Recipes
If you love this easy holly Christmas 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!