Christmas Cupcake Recipe

Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Make a holiday forest of sparkling trees by frosting sugar cones and placing them on cupcakes.

60 min.prep time 1:20total time
12 cupcakes
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (18.25-ounce) package white cake mix
2/3 cup buttermilk*
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips, if desired

Frosting

5 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon light corn syrup
Green food color

Decorations

12 ice cream sugar cones
1/2 cup white sanding sugar**
Small semi-sweet chocolate nonpareils, if desired
Large star-shaped decorator sprinkles

Directions

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

Combine all cupcake ingredients in large bowl except chocolate chips; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Stir in mini chocolate chips, if desired.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. (Set 12 cupcakes aside for another use.)

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter and vanilla in medium bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding corn syrup and enough half & half for desired spreading consistency. Divide frosting in half. Frost 12 cupcakes with white frosting.

Tint remaining half of frosting with green food color, as desired; beat at medium speed until smooth. Place sanding sugar in wide shallow bowl.

To frost ice cream cones, place 2 fingers into cone; frost cone with green frosting. Immediately roll frosted cone in sanding sugar to coat; place in center of frosted cupcake. Place small chocolate nonpareils around trees, if desired. Place decorator star onto top of each cone. Cover with plastic food wrap until serving time.

*Substitute 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 2/3 cup. Let stand 5 minutes.

**Substitute your favorite color sanding sugar or sparkling decorator sugar.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 530

Fat: 17g

Cholesterol: 55mg

Sodium: 280mg

Carbohydrates: 93g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #15021©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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