Christmas cupcakes topped with buttercream and biscuits

Christmas cupcake recipes

Bake a batch of festive cupcakes to enjoy over the Christmas holidays. Kids will love making and decorating these simple sponges.

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Top these cupcakes with buttercream and your favourite mini biscuits and they're sure to go down a storm. A perfect project for little hands

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Have fun with the kids over the Christmas holidays making and decorating these easy cakes

45 mins
Easy
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Take your Christmas cupcakes to the next level with a frosting made using our festive spice. Perfect for adding seasonal cheer to your standard bakes

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
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Get a triple hit of coconut in these light and fluffy cupcakes, topped with whipped coconut cream and snowy desiccated coconut - a lovely gluten-free teatime treat

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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Get the kids involved in making these cute elf and Santa cupcakes with our template for the chimney-style paper cases 

58 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Bake to impress with this stunning edible centrepiece - perfect for a Christmas party buffet, or as an alternative to Christmas pudding

2 hrs and 4 mins
More effort
43 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Mary Cadogan’s fairy cakes are a treat for the whole family and they really do taste as good as they look

45 mins
More effort
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Get the kids into the kitchen to decorate these individual chocolate sponges with frosting and sweets

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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Make these individual party sponges ahead then follow our suggestions for decorating and icing

3 hrs
More effort
47 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These miniature mince pies are sure to go down a treat with anyone with even a slightly sweet tooth

33 mins
Easy
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Kids will love making these cute Christmas cupcakes from Planet Cake

45 mins
Easy
26 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

These mini meringues will bring a touch of zing to your party, and can be made one day ahead for extra ease

40 mins
More effort
41 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Turn any gathering into a special occasion with these glamorous cupcakes for grown-ups

50 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These one-portion puds have a sharp ripple of cranberry to cut through the sweetness

1 hr
Easy
26 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These beautiful and classy little fruitcakes make lovely gifts, and kids will enjoy decorating them too.

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

These sweet muffins have a beautifully creamy middle and go brilliantly with a cup of tea

40 mins
Easy
34 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These gooey muffins are delicious warm when the toffee is still melty - you can reheat them in the microwave

40 mins
Easy
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These individual sponges have a secret centre and a cream cheese frosting – serve topped with homemade caramel buttons

50 mins
Easy
75 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These wonderful tangy treats taste perfect with a spoonful of crème fraîche

35 mins
Easy
45 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

A retro twist to a childhood favourite - learn how to make fairy cakes then decorate for any occasion

55 mins
More effort
11 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These delightful mini fruitcakes make perfect gifts for friends and neighbours

45 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

These sponges with a cream cheese topping are light yet wonderfully chocolatey

45 mins
Easy
23 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

Cupcakes are all the rage, and this festive version are super cute and contemporary

37 mins
Easy
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