Holiday Cupcake Recipes

Cupcake Elves

Easy to make fudge cupcakes are decorated with cute elf faces. Let your kids make up names for each one.

35 min.prep time 1:35total time
12 cupcakes
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Cupcake

1 (19.5 to 21-ounce) package fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, melted
1/4 cup water
3 eggs

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
Marshmallows, mini candy-coated chocolate pieces, chocolate chips, red licorice and large gumdrops

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Combine all cupcake ingredients in large bowl. Stir until well mixed. Spoon into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake for 28 to 32 minutes or until tops spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/4 cup butter and vanilla in small mixer bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spoon frosting into heavy resealable plastic food bag. Snip tip from one corner to make a very small hole. Decorate cupcakes and attach candies with frosting.

Use quartered marshmallows for ears; mini candy-coated chocolate pieces or chocolate chips for eyes and nose. Cut 1-inch pieces of red licorice or shape quartered gumdrops to form mouths. Shape whole gumdrops into cone-shaped hats.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 180

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 80mg

Sodium: 130mg

Carbohydrates: 16g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11234©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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