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Best Christmas Cake Recipe

Hello, lovelies it is the most wonderful time of the year and today we are celebrating with the 5 Best Christmas Cake Recipe that is actually really easy to prepare.

 

Gingerbread Cupcakes Recipe

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I’m gonna kick things off with these super seasonal nice and spicy gingerbread cupcakes and it all starts with my classic gingerbread spice blend the cool part is once you’ve mixed all of this up we’re gonna put some in our cupcakes but we’ll have some leftover and you can add it to all sorts of tasty dishes through the month of December my personal fave is adding it to oatmeal and makes for quite a festive breakfast if I do say so myself.

Ingredients –

  • 3 tbsp – Molasses
  • 1 Store-Bought Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tbsp Gingerbread Spice
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 18 Gingerbread Cookies (For Garnish)
  • 1 Cup – Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 Cups Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream

Direction – 

Step 1

It starts with some ground ginger it’s Gingerbread after all I’m also going to be adding some cinnamon to that then I’ve got even more great spice flavor with some ground nutmeg some allspice and some cloves 

To Make Best Christmas Cake Recipe, Now you could leave it here but to make my gingerbread extra special with just a little bit of kick I also add just a touch of black pepper to it I know it sounds a little odd but trusts me will not regret it this adds a bit more spice I’m just going to whisk this mixture up until it’s well combined and then I’m going to take a couple of tablespoons to add to my cupcakes 

 

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Step 2

Now I will fully admit that for each of the cupcakes we are going to be making today I am using some store-bought cake mix if you do not want to use store-bought so I’ve got a vanilla cake mix here and to that, I am going to add that incredible spice blend that we just made I’m using about two tablespoons of it you could add a little more if you want to make it extra spicy I just like to whisk that into the cake mix itself to get it nice and combined before I add the rest of my wet ingredients.

 

Step 3

To Make Best Christmas Cake Recipe Next, it’s really just a matter of following package directions this package called for a little bit of milk some eggs, and some oils I’m going to get those into my bowl I will say if you were using boxed cake mix if it ever

calls for water I highly recommend replacing the water with milk and makes for a much richer cupcake I think

 

Then finally it would be Gingerbread anything without some molasses you might not know this but molasses is actually a quintessential flavor in classic gingerbread so we’re going to add a couple of tablespoons into this mix and get it all beaten up with our hand mixer until it’s nice and smooth 

 

Step 4 

Then we can go ahead and use an ice cream scoop to transfer this mixture in to our muffin tin that’s been lined with some cupcake liners it’s really important not to overfill your cupcake liners I always feel tempted to do it and oftentimes what happens is that my cupcake sort of go over the top and that’s not what we’re looking for it these are not muffins 

I like to ensure I’m filling them just a little over half that seems to be the sweet spot I’m going to get these into the oven and cook them according to package directions for me that’s 325 degrees Fahrenheit for between say 17 and 20 minutes or just until they’re set.

 

Step 5

In the meantime, I’m gonna get to work on mixing up some amazing cinnamon-flavored buttercream for these gingerbread cupcakes now if you’ve never made buttercream before it’s a lot easier than you might think I’m starting with two sticks of room-temperature butter in my bowl

Now you’ll want your butter to be at room temperature because it’s going to make this a whole lot easier to blend up I’m going to mix this up until it’s nice and light and fluffy with my hand mixer

 

Step 6

Then I’m going to go ahead and add my powdered sugar to the bowl I’ll mix that up with my butter until it’s well combined then I’m add a couple of tablespoons of heavy whipping cream so this is really the secret to getting incredible texture in your buttercream it’s only a couple tablespoons but trust me it makes a huge difference for a little flavor I’ve got some vanilla extract headed in here as well as a good sprinkle of cinnamon.

Once I’ve got that mixed up I can just transfer it to my piping bag and then as soon as those gorgeous cupcakes are completely cool I’m going to top each of them with a little bit of this mixture and then finish them off with an adorable little gingerbread man.

 

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

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Next lovelies we are celebrating one of the best chocolates of all time Ferrero Rocher so obviously these are around in abundance over the holidays it just makes sense to add them to our Best Christmas Cake Recipe.

Ingredients –

  • 18 – Ferrero Rocher
  • 1 Store-Bought Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup – Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup – Milk
  • 3 – Eggs (Large)
  • 1/4 Cup – Slivered Hazelnuts (For Garnish)
  • 1 Cup – Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup – Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • 3 Cups – Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp – Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Cream

Direction – 

Step 1

So for Best Christmas Cake Recipe I’m going to be using once again a traditional store-bought cake mix you want to make your own chocolate cupcakes totally up to you I’m just following package directions here by adding some milk some eggs and some oil to the mix and I’m going to beat that up into a batter

 

Step 2

Once that’s nice and smooth I’m going to go ahead and transfer just a tablespoon or so of the batter into the bottom of my cupcake liner then I’m going to add a Ferrero Rocher chocolate right into the center and I’m going to top it with another say tablespoon and a half of better now for this job I am using my cookie scoop and make sure everything is nice and even and these all come out perfectly 

 

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Step 3

Once I’ve got all my cupcakes made I’ll get these into the oven once again at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for between 17 and 20 minutes

Now as though our Ferrero Rocher stuffed cupcakes weren’t enough I thought it was a really good idea to amp up the flavor factor even more here by making some chocolate hazelnut buttercream using Nutella that’s right I put Ferrero Rocher as my cupcake and Nutella in my buttercream 

 

Step 4

To Make the Best Christmas Cake Recipe, We’re starting once again with our butter once our butter is nice and light and fluffy we can add our sugar a little bit of cream a splash of vanilla extract, and then a whole heaping helping of chocolate hazelnut spread aka Nutella I’m gonna mix this up until it’s nice and smooth

Then as soon as those lovely cupcakes are completely cool we can go ahead and pipe this on for my final step I’m going to be

Chopping these with some slivered hazelnuts oh my gosh guys how can you not love this and look at the center of that bad boy you just know it is going to be delicious.

 

Irish Cream Cupcakes

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Finally lovely is if you are hosting a slightly more adult affair might I suggest whipping up a batch of these incredible Irish cream cupcakes, yes both the cupcakes and the buttercream are flavored with Bailey’s Irish Cream so you just know these are going to be delicious

Ingredients –

  • 18 Ferrero Rocher
  • 1 Store-Bought Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 3 – Eggs (Large)
  • 1/2 Cup – Irish Cream Liqueur
  • 1 tbsp – Cocoa Powder (For Garnish)
  • 1 Cup – Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups Icing Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Irish Cream Liqueur (For Make Buttercream)

Direction – 

Step 1

They start once again with my store-bought chocolate cake mix to that I am adding half milk some eggs some vegetable oil but the other half of the milk I’m actually going to be replacing with some Bailey’s Irish Cream 

To Make the Best Christmas Cake Recipe, I’m going to mix all of that yumminess up transfer it to my muffin tin I typically don’t drink Bailey’s except around the holidays I like to have a little splash in my coffee but I got to tell you turning it into a cupcake is a bit of an inspired idea I think

 

Step 2

Now we will just get these beauties into the oven 325 degrees Fahrenheit for let’s say 17 to 20 minutes as those are baking up I’m going to be whipping up some Irish cream buttercream or I guess it should be called Irish buttercream that makes sense because do you really need the word cream twice probably not anyways I digress

 

Step 3

To Make Best Christmas Cake Recipe, We’re starting once again with our butter and of course our powdered sugar and we’re also going to add our vanilla extract to this for flavor then instead of adding our heavy

whipping cream to this I am adding a couple of tablespoons of Irish cream I will just take this moment to mention again that these cupcakes are not for kids these are definitely a grown-up cupcake

 

Step 4

Once all that yummy buttercream has come together you can go ahead and transfer it to your piping bag and as soon as those Irish cream cupcakes are cooled you can pipe it out and then top these with just a little sprinkle of cocoa powder not only are they oh so pretty

They are also delicious don’t believe me give them a try for yourselves if you do be sure to follow me on Pinterest.

 

Christmas Tree Cupcake Cake

Hey, lovelies this is the season and you all know that my favorite way to get festive is of course with food and if you have some little sous chefs running around and you are going to love today’s recipes because they are amazing kid-friendly cupcake ideas that are as delicious as they are adorable so I will fully admit that for all of these recipes I am actually using some store-bought cake mix I’ve got my cupcakes already cooked and cooled.

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Today we’re just going to be talking about how to decorate them if you want to go ahead and make homemade cupcakes of course you can I will link some recipes down below., I’ve got a couple of really good foolproof cupcake recipes I think you guys will love today I’m going to be kicking things off with these incredibly simple but incredibly lovely little Christmas trees.

Ingredients –

  • 12 – Star Sprinkles
  • 12 – Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 tbsp – Rainbow Sprinkles
  • 1 Cup – Butter (Room Temperature)
  • Green Food Coloring
  • 4 Cups – Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp – Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup – Heavy Cream

Direction – 

Step 1

Now these are all made with really simple vanilla buttercream to mix up your buttercream you’re going to start with some room temperature butter if you want to make your life easier use room-temperature butter just makes it a whole lot easier to work with we’re going to basically beat our butter until it’s nice and light and fluffy

 

Step 2

Then we’re going to add some powdered sugar to that so I always use one part butter the three-part sugar a couple of tablespoons of heavy whipping cream as well as a nice splash of vanilla that’s where you get a lot of the flavor.

 

Step 3

To Make Best Christmas Cake Recipe, I’m also going to be adding a good helping of green food coloring to this now I like to start with a little bit of food coloring and then work my way up what I’m looking for of course is Christmas tree green nice and bright and vibrant and as you can see my texture is perfect but my color is not quite concentrated enough still looking a little bit minty maybe Grinchy at this point but not quite Christmas tree green so I’m gonna go in with a little more of my green food coloring and just keep adding it until I get my perfect green 

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Step 4

Once I got my buttercream complete I’m going to go ahead and transfer it into my piping bag I’ve got a star tip of my piping bag but I’ll be honest if you want to skip the Piping bag altogether and just use a zipper bag with a little hole cut off that will definitely work here as well totally up to you how elaborate you feel like getting 

 

Step 5

To Make Best Christmas Cake Recipe, I’m essentially doing is just swirling my buttercream into a little mound and what I end up with is this adorable shape that looks a lot like a Christmas tree with a point on top 

Now decorate your Christmas trees this is where the kids can get really creative I’m keeping the decorating simple here with some sprinkles but of course, if the kids are getting involved you can use any kind of candy you like I just think it’s fun to top them with a little gold star that’s what really gives them their Christmas tree look and feel guys how fun are these and they come together in absolutely no time not to mention the fact that you get to eat the fruits of your labor no one is gonna complain about that.

 

Reindeer Cupcake

Next guys for something even more endearing we are making these adorable little reindeer cupcakes once again guys I’ve already got my cupcakes cooked and cooled.

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Ingredients –

  • 24 – Pretzels
  • 12 – Vanilla Cupcakes
  • 24 – Eye Candies – Buy Link
  • 1 Cup – Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 12 – Small Red Gumballs
  • 4 Cups – Icings Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup – Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp – Vanilla Extract

Direction – 

Step 1

To Make the Best Christmas Cake Recipe, I’m going to get started by just making some chocolate-flavored buttercream for these it starts in the very same way so I’ve got my butter I’m going to beat that up then I’ll add my powdered sugar to my heavy whipping cream as well as a splash of vanilla then to get this two-tone affect what I’m going to do is start with one sprinkle of cocoa powder

and that’s gonna give me one color brown and at this point, I’m going to take one-third of my mixture out and transfer it to a piping bag 

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Step 2

To Make the Best Christmas Cake Recipe, I’m going to add a little more cocoa powder to my remaining buttercream mix that up and what you’ll see is I now have two different colors of chocolate buttercream to work with and that’s gonna help me to create the face for my dear I’m going to start with my darker color and I’m basically just going to create a nice mound in the center of each of my cupcakes.

 

Step 3

To Make the Best Christmas Cake Recipe Next, using the lighter color buttercream I am going to make a little bit of an oval shape which is going to be the snout for my reindeer for my edible antlers I’m actually going to be using some pretzels so I’m going to tuck one pretzel on either side of my reindeer’s head.

 

Step 4

Then I’ve got some edible eye candies here these can usually be found at a bulk food store or a craft store you can also find them on Amazon and finally because I want all of these to be arruda inspired I am adding a red gumball for a nice shiny nose what is not to love about these guys you will definitely be the talk of your next bake sale.

 

Christmas Light Cupcake

Finally guys instead of painstakingly hanging your Christmas lights outside the house why don’t you just hang them on your cupcakes instead these are Christmas light-inspired cupcakes and they’re oh so cute but oh so easy to make.

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Ingredients –

  • 1/4 Cup – Mini M&Ms
  • 12 – Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Black Decorating Gel – Buy Link
  • 1 Cup – Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1/4 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 4 Cups – Icing Sugar

Direction – 

Step 1

To Make the Best Christmas Cake Recipe, They start once again with a really simple buttercream recipe so I’ve got my butter powdered sugar a little bit of heavy cream and we’re actually going to skip the vanilla in this recipe because what I want is for my buttercream to stay as light-colored as possible because the idea is to make it look a little bit like snow.

 

Step 2

Once my buttercream has come together I’m gonna go ahead transfer it into a piping bag and then sort of mound it in a little swirl in the center of my cupcakes like snow if you will.

 

Step 3

To Make the Best Christmas Cake Recipe Next, I’m going to use some black decorating gel to create the string that my lights will hang on now you can usually find this at most bulk food stores or even at your supermarket you can also find it Amazon as always I’m going to use that black decorating gel to sort of trace the same line as my original swirl

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Finally, I am using some mini M&Ms for my Christmas lights these are sure to brighten up your holiday season, Guys, I hope you’ll give all Five & One Bonus of these delicious ideas a try of course if you do be sure to follow me on Pinterest.

 

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