Festive & Tasty Christmas Tree Shaped Cupcake Recipe

Looking for the perfect festive party food for the holidays? Check out these easy and tasty Christmas tree shaped cupcakes! Grab the recipe!

Need the perfect holiday dessert idea? How cute are these Christmas tree shaped cupcakes? Wouldn’t they be perfect for your annual holiday party? If you want to send your guests into overdrive and really bring on the wow factor, you can serve them along with our easy Christmas tree shaped brownies!

Looking for a fun holiday after-school or party treat for the kids? Check out this easy & cute Christmas tree shape brownie recipe!

Hey, there’s no such thing as too much chocolate and frosting during the holiday season, right? Check out how to make these cupcakes, then print out the recipe card for later!

Christmas Tree Shaped Cupcake Recipe

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Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 C flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 6 TBSP butter, room temp
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake paper liners.
-Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
-Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
-Mix the egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla until well combined.
-Add in the flour mixture, alternate with hot cocoa mix until there are no lumps.
-Using a large ice cream scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins until they are 3/4’s filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Remove from oven allowing cupcakes to cool in cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
-Take out of cupcake pan and place individual cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C butter, softened
    2 C powdered sugar
    1 – 2 TBSP heavy cream
  • half bag of shredded coconut

Frosting Directions: 

-Beat butter and sugar till combined

-Mix in heavy cream and extract and mix until blended.

-Once thick peaks form, take a butter knife and frost the cupcakes like shown in the image.

-Dip the cupcake in coconut flakes

-Set aside

Chocolate trees

Ingredients

Directions

-Take the wax paper and line a cookie sheet

-Draw out a triangle for your trees

-Melt the chocolate using a double broiler

-Pour chocolate into a piping bag fitted with a number #3 tip

-Wrap a paper towel around the piping bag so you don’t burn yourself

-Take the chocolate and make zigzag lines going top to bottom.

-Sprinkle some edible pearls

-Place try in the fridge for 10 minutes

-Gently peel off the tree and stick into the top of the cupcake.

Voila! Your Christmas tree shaped cupcakes are ready to enjoy!

Looking for the perfect festive party food for the holidays? Check out these easy and tasty Christmas tree shaped cupcakes! Grab the recipe!

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Looking for the perfect festive party food for the holidays? Check out these easy and tasty Christmas tree shaped cupcakes! Grab the recipe!
Festive & Tasty Christmas Tree Shaped Cupcake Recipe
Ingredients
  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 C flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 C cocoa powder
  • 6 TBSP butter room temp
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 C vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Frosting
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 C butter softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 - 2 TBSP heavy cream
  • half bag of shredded coconut
  • Chocolate trees
  • Ingredients
  • 24 pretzel sticks
  • green melting chocolate or candy melts
  • shimmery edible pearls
  • wax paper
  • cookie sheet
  • Directions
Instructions
  1. Cupcake Directions:
  2. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake paper liners.
  3. -Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  4. -Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. -Mix the egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla until well combined.
  6. -Add in the flour mixture, alternate with hot cocoa mix until there are no lumps.
  7. -Using a large ice cream scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins until they are 3/4's filled.
  8. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  9. -Remove from oven allowing cupcakes to cool in cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
  10. -Take out of cupcake pan and place individual cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Frosting Directions:
  12. -Beat butter and sugar till combined
  13. -Mix in heavy cream and extract and mix until blended.
  14. -Once thick peaks form, take a butter knife and frost the cupcakes like shown in the image.
  15. -Dip the cupcake in coconut flakes
  16. -Set aside
  17. -Take the wax paper and line a cookie sheet
  18. -Draw out a triangle for your trees
  19. -Melt the chocolate using a double broiler
  20. -Pour chocolate into a piping bag fitted with a number #3 tip
  21. -Wrap a paper towel around the piping bag so you don't burn yourself
  22. -Take the chocolate and make zigzag lines going top to bottom.
  23. -Sprinkle some edible pearls
  24. -Place try in the fridge for 10 minutes
  25. -Gently peel off the tree and stick into the top of the cupcake.

I know it seems like a lot of steps, but the hardest part is making the trees themselves, and that’s not really as involved as it seems. If you’re looking for a festive drink to serve along with these, I suggest checking out all these decadent hot chocolate recipes!

Have you made any fun Christmas tree shaped cupcakes or other desserts this holiday season? Share your favorites in the comments!

 

12 thoughts on “Festive & Tasty Christmas Tree Shaped Cupcake Recipe”

  1. Kristi Nelson Renner

    Those are adorable and the perfect treat to bring to a holiday party that we have this weekend. My girls will be excited to help make them.

  2. Catherine Sargent

    These cupcakes look so cute and yummy. I will have to make these when my niece and nephew come over this weekend.

  3. This is the best Christmas treat ever! I love all the flavors. I really love the candy cane tree trunk. That is so classic Christmas.

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