One of the best parts of the holiday season is having an excuse to bake so many delicious desserts. Whip up a batch of these Christmas cupcakes to go along with the stunning cakes, classic cookies, and other sweet treats you’ll be enjoying this year!

 

1. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Top each cake with a gingerbread cookiefor a super cute two-in-one sweet treat!

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

 

2. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes

Satisfy your sweet and salty cravings with this chocolatey recipe.

Get the recipe at The Cake Blog.

 

3. Polar Bear Cupcakes

This absolutely adorable dessert is made with white chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Get the recipe at Hungry Happenings.

 

4. Red Velvet Cupcakes

This blogger calls her cupcake the absolute best red velvet recipe.

Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie.

 

5.  Reindeer Cupcakes

Kids will love decorating these wide-eyed reindeers—don’t forget about Rudolph!

Get the recipe at Your Cup of Cake.

 

6. Eggnog Latte Cupcakes

Even non-coffee drinkers will enjoy the espresso frosting on this cake.

Get the recipe at Life, Love and Sugar

 

7. White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Not only does the white chocolate complement the minty flavors, but it also makes for a beautiful color scheme.

Get the recipe at The Cake Blog

 

8. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Calling all gingerbread lovers: You must make this cookie and cupcake combination for Christmas.

Get the recipe at Baked by Rachel.

 

9. Hot Cocoa Cupcakes

You can bake these triple-topped cupcakes any night in December—no bonfire required!

Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.

 

10. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

Transform a sweet and spiced snickerdoodle cookie into a super moist cupcake topped with a mountain of brown sugar buttercream.

Get the recipe at The Cake Blog.

 

11. Candy Cane Oreo Cupcakes

If a dessert has Oreos in the batter, in the frosting, and as the topper, of course your kids will love it.

Get the recipe at Your Cup of Cake.

 

12. Eggnog Cupcakes

This recipe—filled with nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla—combines the best flavors of the holiday in one delicious snack.

Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.

 

13. Grinch Who Stole Christmas Cupcakes

With a new Grinch movie coming out this holiday season, you’ll have to make these cute cupcakes before catching it in theaters.

Get the recipe at Baked Bree.

 

14. Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes With Peppermint Buttercream Frosting

This beautifully swirled treat will stand out at holiday parties.

Get the recipe at Baked by Rachel.

 

15. Mini Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These bite-sized cupcakes are perfect for when you want a little something sweet—but we won’t blame you for having two or three!

Get the recipe at Lydia Bakes.

 

16. Gingerbread Cupcakes With Caramel Molasses Cream Cheese Icing

This decadent recipe gets a little easier if you make the caramel in the microwave.

Get the recipe at Life, Love and Sugar.

 

17. Christmas Candy Cupcakes

Enjoy tiny treats with trimmings such as M&M’s and marshmallows. Pressed Laffy Taffy leaves lend a festive touch.

Get the recipe at Country Living.

 

18. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream

Adding sprigs of rosemary and gingerbread men on top makes each cupcake look like a mini winter wonderland.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

 

19. Easy DIY Snowman Cupcakes

These super-cute pastries will even have Scrooge smiling for days.

Get the recipe at Beyond Frosting.

 

20. Black Forest Cupcakes

Just wait until you taste the cherry filling on the inside of these chocolate cupcakes.

Get the recipe at The Cake Blog.

 

21. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge a little this holiday season with creamy cupcakes like this one.

Get the recipe at Cooking Classy.

 

22. Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Use sugar cones to create these intricate, towering pieces of art. Garnish with edible silver ball sprinkles.

Get the recipe at Just a Taste.

 

23. Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

These hot chocolate-inspired treats will keep you cozy while satisfying your sweet tooth.

Get the recipe at Your Cup of Cake.

 

24. Christmas Light Cupcakes

Light up your cupcakes with colorful M&M’s and black frosting.

Get the recipe at Baked Bree.

 

25. Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream

Slather whipped, candy cane buttercream onto these chocolate cupcakes.

Get the recipe at The Tough Cookie.

 

26. Snowflake Cupcakes

Get your children into the holiday spirit with these icy blue delights.

Get the recipe at Glorious Treats.

 

27. Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes

These moist cupcakes are topped with rich, chocolate ganache and crushed candy canes. What’s not to love?

Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.

 

28. One-Bowl Eggnog Cupcakes

These are perfect for the eggnog fanatic in the family.

Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.

 

29. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

The rich, decadent frosting alone is enough to make you want to go back for seconds.

Get the recipe at Creme de la Crumb.

 

30. Raspberry Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Bite into this fruity cake for a sweet, marshmallow surprise.

Get the recipe at Your Cup of Cake.

 

31. Chocolate Cherry Amaretto Cupcakes

A touch of amaretto liquor and rich chocolate pudding turn the standard cupcake into an adult-friendly favorite.

Get the recipe at Make Bake Celebrate.

 

32. Santa Hat Cupcakes

Santa Claus won’t be the only one wearing a hat this Christmas.

Get the recipe at Frugal Mom Eh!

 

33. Easy Christmas Tree Cupcakes

No need for special tools here! These cupcakes are super easy to make.

Get the recipe at Sugar and Soul.

 

34. White Chocolate and Peppermint Cupcakes

This beautiful cupcake is sure to be an instant hit at your next holiday party!

Get the recipe at Mama Loves Food.

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