Christmas tree cupcakes with green frosting on a wood board.

10 Best Christmas Cupcakes Bursting With Holiday Flavor

From gingerbread to peppermint and eggnog, everyone will go crazy for these insanely delicious Christmas cupcakes.

You can’t go wrong with cupcakes; they are always a crowd-pleaser.


If you’re transporting cupcakes to a Christmas party, this is the best reusable cupcake carrier.

It holds 24 cupcakes and will keep them secure, so they don’t fall over or get frosting everywhere.

Christmas Cupcakes

All your favorite Christmas cupcake flavors are included on this list, such as peppermint, eggnog, red velvet, cranberry, and more.

Be sure to check out these tasty Christmas cupcakes below and let me know how you like them.

1. North Pole Cupcakes

Via The Girl Who Ate Everything

Sometimes the most simple decorating ideas make for the cutest cupcakes.

Just in case you were wondering, the way Christy affixed the  “North Pole” sign is completely edible.

2. Gingerbread Cupcakes

Via Cooking Classy

Everyone will love these insanely yummy gingerbread cupcakes with thick cream cheese frosting.

Also included is a recipe for delicious gingerbread cupcake toppers.

 3. Hot Cocoa Holiday Cupcakes

Via Lick The Bowel Good

Is there anything better than hot cocoa on a cold winter day? Hot cocoa in cupcake form, of course! 

This hot chocolate cupcake recipe also features cute candy cane mug handles.

4. Eggnog Cupcakes

Via Live Love and Sugar

If you’re a fan of eggnog, these cupcakes will hit the spot! Bursting with flavor, these pack a serious eggnog punch.

At the end of her post, she has many other Christmas dessert recipes that will be a hit at your next holiday party.

5. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Via Preppy Kitchen

John of Preppy Kitchen cleverly uses sugar ice cream cones to make Christmas trees that fit perfectly onto cupcakes.

This technique looks tricky, but it’s actually quite easy.

6. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Via Baker by Nature

Inspired by Starbucks’ peppermint mocha, this decadent chocolate cupcake is topped off with peppermint mocha frosting and drizzled with chocolate ganache.

She also has an amazing recipe for salted caramel cupcakes if that’s your jam.

7. Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

Via Crazy For Crust

When you think of Christmas flavored cupcakes, red velvet always comes to mind.

There are so many red velvet recipes, but this is great because it combines cheesecake and cupcakes. 

These are so good, you’ll want to make these red velvet cupcakes every year.

More Christmas baking ideas:

8. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Via Just A Taste

Nothing is worse than a dry cupcake; however, these are the best chocolate cupcakes and they are super moist.

As if that wasn’t yummy enough, there’s a mouthwatering cream cheese frosting recipe as well.

It’s finished off with a darling edible tree topper, you will be sure to wow your friends and family.

9. Sparkling Cranberry Cupcakes

Via Inside BruCrew Life

These beautiful cupcakes have a hidden white chocolate ganache center that pairs perfectly with the fresh berry frosting.

Adding sugar to the cranberries adds a little holiday sparkle!

Don’t miss her other Christmas dessert recipes, which includes other holiday cupcake flavors too.

10. Snowman Cupcakes

Via Bakerella

These delicious cupcakes are transformed into snowmen using white fluffy frosting and little powdered donuts.

The snowmen are finished off with candy faces and a little hat made from a tiny piece of an ice cream cone.

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About the Author

Annie Brown is a frugal living expert and the founder of Savvy Honey.

Her expert advice has also been featured in Buzzfeed, MSN, Yahoo Finance, GOBanking Rates, Woman's Day, The Spruce Crafts, and more.

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