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Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Fun and Festive Christmas Tree Cupcakes are perfect for the holidays. These cupcakes are easy to make and simple to decorate.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Servings: 24
Calories: 260kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime



  • 1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • *Plus the ingredients to prepare the cake mix based on the package instructions
  • Red Cupcake Liners


  • 1/2 cup Solid Vegetable Shortening
  • 1/2 cup Butter softened at room temperature
  • 1 tsp Clear Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups Confectioners’ Sugar shifted
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • Green Gel Food Coloring


  • Yellow Sugar Stars for topping
  • Candy Balls for the ornaments


  • Prepare the chocolate cake mix based on the cupcake instructions using the red cupcake liners and all the cupcakes to cool completely at room temperature. 
  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and butter until combined and smooth.
  • Then slowly add in the confectioners’ sugar (1 cup at a time) on low speed until well combined.
  • Then stir in the vanilla extract and milk until combined. Then add a few drops of the green food coloring until the frosting is a bright green color similar to a Christmas tree.
  • Then use a 1M piping tip and a decorator’s bag, fill it with the green frosting.
  • Gently frosting each cupcake.  You want to slowly build up the frosting on top of the cupcake using a circular motion to resemble a Tree sitting on top of the cupcake.
  • Then place a star on the top of each cupcake and use the candy balls to decorate the cupcakes to resemble ornaments.
  • Then the cupcakes are ready to serve and enjoy!


Calories: 260kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 185mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 141IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg