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

Cupcake Christmas Tree

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!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes, Christmas Treat
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 230kcal
Author Echo Blickenstaff


For the frosting


  • 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 1/4 cup of vanilla frosting and place in a small bowl.
  • Add 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder and mix until combined.

For the yellow frosting

  • Take out 1/4 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!


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg