Christmas Cupcakes – Starry Christmas Cupcakes

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Christmas Cupcakes – Starry Christmas Cupcakes If you’re gearing up for the festive season, you might be looking for ways to dress up usual party food… Read More

4.5 stars based on 35 reviews Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 10 medium sized cupcakes or 16 small ones Serving size: 1 medium slice Calories per serving: 250 cal Fat per serving: 12 g Ingredients: For the cupcakes: 110g/4oz butter (you can use margarine) 110g/4oz self raising flour 110g/4oz caster sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 1-2 tbsp milk For the buttercream: 140g/5oz butter, softened 1-2 tbsp milk 240g/10oz icing sugar Food colouring of choice Directions:
1. Prepare a baking tray with the cupcake cases on, or a holed cake tin, but still use the cases. 2. Heat oven to 180 C/340 F/Gas Mark 4. 3. Cream butter and sugar together until soft and pale in colour. Do not over beat the mixture as it may curdle. 4. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, add the vanilla extract and stir until combined. 5. Fold in the flour, and add some of the milk. Mix together and add more milk until the mixture drops off the spoon. Spoon into the cupcake cases to just over half way. 6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown on top. 7. Cool for 10 minutes and then place on to a wire rack and leave to completely cool before icing. 8. For the icing, beat the butter until soft and creamy and add the icing sugar slowly, mixing each time you add some. Add a little milk until the mix is nice and smooth. If you want to add food colouring, do so now and mix until it has all blended in. Take a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle and work the icing through in a circular motion. 9. Add coloured sprinkles, edible gold dust, sugar balls and edible stars to decorate, or anything you want to make them Christmassy.

Christmas Cupcakes – Starry Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcakes - Starry Christmas Cupcakes

Christmas Cupcakes – Starry Christmas Cupcakes

If you’re gearing up for the festive season, you might be looking for ways to dress up usual party food with a more Christmassy theme. You can’t go wrong with these cute little cupcakes that kids and adults will love! You’ll look like a creative genius to your friends and family, but don’t panic – its so very easy!

Half the fun of making Christmas cupcakes, is picking the decorations to go on the top. Once you have the inspiration, the sky is the limit.

Even in your local supermarket or cake store, you’ll find so many cute, edible delights to buy – all ready made – so you can have fun and involve the children as well.

These cakes are made using buttercream, but you could use ready to roll Royal Icing.

Want more Christmas inspiration?

Check out our famous Cherry Ripe Balls recipe here, which has been the most popular recipe on BellyBelly at Christmas time for many years!


  • Recipe Serves: 10 medium sized cupcakes or 16 small ones
  • Recipe Cooking Time: 10 - 15 minutes
  • Recipe Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the cupcakes:
  • 110g/4oz butter (you can use margarine)
  • 110g/4oz self raising flour
  • 110g/4oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • For the buttercream:
  • 140g/5oz butter, softened
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 240g/10oz icing sugar
  • Food colouring of choice

Directions

  1. Prepare a baking tray with the cupcake cases on, or a holed cake tin, but still use the cases.
  2. Heat oven to 180 C/340 F/Gas Mark 4.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together until soft and pale in colour. Do not over beat the mixture as it may curdle.
  4. Beat in the eggs a little at a time, add the vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  5. Fold in the flour, and add some of the milk. Mix together and add more milk until the mixture drops off the spoon. Spoon into the cupcake cases to just over half way.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown on top.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes and then place on to a wire rack and leave to completely cool before icing.
  8. For the icing, beat the butter until soft and creamy and add the icing sugar slowly, mixing each time you add some. Add a little milk until the mix is nice and smooth. If you want to add food colouring, do so now and mix until it has all blended in. Take a piping bag with a star-shaped nozzle and work the icing through in a circular motion.
  9. Add coloured sprinkles, edible gold dust, sugar balls and edible stars to decorate, or anything you want to make them Christmassy.
Last Updated: March 14, 2015

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