Holiday Ornament Cupcake Recipe

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes

Colorful Christmas ornament cupcakes brighten up any day during the season just as they do on a Christmas tree.

1:30 prep time
24 cupcakes
000 Ratings



1 (15.25- to 16.50-ounce) package white cake mix
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
2 tablespoons red, green and/or white decorator sprinkles*


5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla


Small gumdrops
String licorice, cut into 1-inch pieces
Fruit chews and leathers, decorator candies, string licorice and/or mini candy-coated chocolate pieces


Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl except sprinkles; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in sprinkles.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla in bowl; beat at medium speed, adding enough half & half for desired spreading consistency.

Create ornament hangers by cutting small slice into top of each gumdrop with small knife. Insert both ends of 1-inch licorice piece into each slice. Set aside.

Frost each cupcake; place 1 ornament hanger on top of each cupcake. Decorate as desired.

Recipe Tip

Holiday Ornament Cupcakes How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix

- For size variety, make 18 regular-size cupcakes and 12 mini cupcakes. Bake mini cupcakes 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

- Cut strips of fruit leather with decorative or regular scissors and place onto cupcake. Top with small candies, using frosting as “glue” for fruit strip and candies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 300

Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 220mg

Carbohydrates: 48g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #14399©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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