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Holly Cupcakes Recipe

Holly Cupcakes Recipe

I can’t stop singing holiday tunes! All of the Christmas desserts I’ve been making have got me in a true holiday spirit – and I’m so cheery.

Check out these Holly Cupcakes Recipe that I made. How adorable are they?! They’re super sweet since they’re mainly comprised of buttercream and candy melts. Who’s ready for their sugar rush?!

Holly Cupcakes Recipe

Out of all the cupcakes out there, I think chocolate is my favorite flavor. Red velvet is also a close tie but I’ll never get over a deep, moist chocolate cupcake!

Tell me, what sort of cupcakes and desserts are you making right now? Are you all prepped for this year’s holiday season?

Ingredients

Holly Cupcakes Recipe

12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes

1 stick butter, softened

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

2 tbsp cocoa powder

3-4 tbsp milk

½ cup green candy melts

1 tsp coconut oil

Red decorating frosting

Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes

Directions:

Before you start decorating, ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool.

Holly Cupcakes Recipe

Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk until smooth. Your chocolate buttercream is ready once it forms semi-stiff peaks.

Holly Cupcakes Recipe

Scoop the chocolate buttercream into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave green candy and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted.

Holly Cupcakes Recipe

Scoop the melted candy into a sandwich bag and cut a small slit in one corner. On your lined baking sheet, draw out the leaves to your holly, about 1 ½ inch in length. The easiest way to draw them with the candy melts is by continuously piping a “v” shape and working downwards. Draw 24 of them and let set for about 15 minutes.

Holly Cupcakes Recipes

Place 2 leaves on each cupcake and pipe out red dots with your red decorating frosting. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Holly Cupcakes Recipe

Holly Cupcakes Recipes

Holly Cupcakes

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Servings: 12 Dozen
Author: Kelly R

Ingredients

  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup green candy melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Red decorating frosting

Instructions

  • Before you start decorating, ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk until smooth. Your chocolate buttercream is ready once it forms semi-stiff peaks.
  • Scoop the chocolate buttercream into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave green candy and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  • Scoop the melted candy into a sandwich bag and cut a small slit in one corner. On your lined baking sheet, draw out the leaves to your holly, about 1 ½ inch in length. The easiest way to draw them with the candy melts is by continuously piping a “v” shape and working downwards. Draw 24 of them and let set for about 15 minutes.
  • Place 2 leaves on each cupcake and pipe out red dots with your red decorating frosting. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Notes

Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes
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