Christmas Tree Pull-Apart

Christmas Tree Pull-Apart
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This recipe will make two decorative cupcake trees. A great dessert for a crowd or give one as a gift.
1:00
Prep Time
1:50
Total Time
24 servings

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package
white cake mix
1/3 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons
ground cinnamon
Water, as directed on package
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
3
large Land O Lakes® Egg

Frosting

6 cups
powdered sugar
3/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 tablespoon
vanilla
5 to 6 tablespoons
milk
2 teaspoons
unsweetened cocoa
Yellow and green food color

Decorations

Decorator candies, gumdrops etc.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon in bowl. Add water, 1/3 cup melted butter and eggs; beat at medium speed until ingredients are moistened. Beat at medium-high speed until well mixed.
  3. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. Combine powdered sugar, 3/4 cup butter and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough milk and scraping bowl often for desired spreading consistency.
  5. Place 1/3 cup frosting in bowl; stir in cocoa for brown frosting. Frost 4 cupcakes with brown frosting; set aside. Place 1/3 cup white frosting in another bowl; tint with yellow food color. Spoon into small resealable plastic food bag; set aside. Tint remaining white frosting with green food color. Frost or pipe remaining 20 cupcakes with green frosting.
  6. Arrange 10 green frosted cupcakes into tree-shape on flat surface or large flat platter for each tree; place 2 brown frosted cupcakes at base to form tree trunk.
  7. Snip off small corner of yellow frosting bag. Pipe frosting in a light string design on tree. Decorate each tree as desired.

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
310
Cholesterol
50mg
Carbohydrates
50g
Protein
2g
Fat
11g
Sodium
230mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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