Christmas Cupcakes {holly style}
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Holly Christmas Cupcakes

These Holly Christmas Cupcakes are sure to add a little holiday cheer to your table. These chocolate cupcakes are topped with a creamy chocolate-buttercream frosting and decorated with holly leaves and berries for a festive touch.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert, vegetarian
Keyword Christmas cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Decorating Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 316kcal
Author Delicious Everyday





  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cocoa, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until it’s light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs, yogurt, and vanilla extract, and whisk until combined.
  • Using an electric mixer on low speed, combine the wet and dry ingredients into a smooth batter.
  • Pour batter into cupcake liners, filling each 2/3 full.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk until smooth. Your chocolate buttercream is ready once it forms semi-stiff peaks.
  • Scoop the chocolate buttercream into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave green candy and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  • Scoop the melted candy into a sandwich bag and cut a small slit in one corner. On your lined baking sheet, draw out the leaves to your holly, about 1 ½ inch in length. The easiest way to draw them with the candy melts is by continuously piping a “v” shape and working downwards. Draw 24 of them and let set for about 15 minutes.
  • Place 2 leaves on each cupcake and pipe out red dots with your red decorating frosting. Enjoy and happy holidays!


Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 8.6% | Calcium: 4.4% | Iron: 8%