It’s Christmas time, which is my very favorite time of year, so I’ve been coming up with tons of fun holiday treats to share with my kids. From Christmas parties to random afterschool snacks, we’ve been having the best time finding new ways to change up our favorite recipes to have a Christmasy twist. So of course, I had to pop in today and share this super cute and easy Santa Hat Cupcake recipe that my kids and I worked on yesterday.
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This recipe skips red food dye (a nightmare for sensory sensitive kids) and instead relies on a fresh and delicious strawberry to give it a pop of color!
While we made our chocolate buttermilk cupcake from scratch, no one will know if you use a boxed chocolate cake mix – the most important thing is that you make that delicious buttercream frosting from scratch. It’s non-negotiable.
What You Need to Make Santa Hat Cupcakes
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3-4 cups icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
How to Make Super Cute & Easy Santa Hat Cupcakes
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
What is your family’s favorite Christmas treat?