Christmas Tree Cupcakes

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This Cupcake Christmas Tree is the BEST dessert to bring to holiday parties. Not only does it look adorable, but the cupcakes are INCREDIBLY moist and the frosting is to die for!

Cupcake Christmas Tree Made from Cupcakes Put Together in the shape of a tree

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

This dessert has a big wow-factor without hours of work! I am all for simple yet classy! 😉 I got the recipe for these Christmas Tree Cupcakes from my friend Lizzy Early in her book Your Cup of Cake. Check out her blog here! When I first saw mayonnaise on the ingredient list I had my doubts, but TRUST ME, it makes all the difference. It makes the cupcakes so moist! I also love that they have almond extract in them. You really can’t go wrong adding almond to a dessert in my opinion!

Tips for Decorating Christmas Tree Cupcakes

To decorate these cupcakes, I used a piping bag and a large swirl tip. Make sure that you rinse and dry the piping bag REALLY well between each color. Also, make sure that the cupcakes are cooled completely before you frost them, otherwise the frosting will melt. When you are making the frosting, if it gets too stiff, you can add a tablespoon of milk to soften it. If it is not stiff enough, add a little powdered sugar at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. If you aren’t serving these right away, make sure to store them in an airtight container. To switch things up, you can use red and white frosted cupcakes to create a Santa hat or a candy cane!

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How to Make Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Cupcake Christmas Tree Made from Cupcakes Put Together in the shape of a tree

Cupcake Christmas Tree

5 from 4 votes
This Cupcake Christmas Tree is the BEST dessert to bring to holiday parties. Not only does it look adorable, but the cupcakes are INCREDIBLY moist and the frosting is to die for!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24

Ingredients

For the frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, mix cake mix, egg whites, oil, milk, mayonnaise, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir until combined.
  • Line two muffin pans with cupcake liners.
  • Fill liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • While cupcakes are baking, cream the butter in a large bowl.
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, stirring well and scraping the bowl between each cup.
  • Add vanilla extract, mix until combined.

For the chocolate frosting

  • Take out ¼ cup of vanilla frosting and place in a small bowl.
  • Add ½ Tbsp cocoa powder and mix until combined.

For the yellow frosting

  • Take out ¼ cup of vanilla frosting and place in a small bowl.
  • Add about 5-6 drops of yellow food coloring and mix until combined.

For the green frosting

  • Add about 12-15 drops of green food coloring to the remaining vanilla frosting.
  • Frost cupcakes and add sprinkles. Lay out the Christmas tree design on a large platter. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 230kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 150mgPotassium: 23mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 16IUCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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    1. Thank you for asking. 1 cube is equivalent to 1/2 cup or a quarter pound. I will fix this on the recipe.