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Holly Cupcakes Recipes

Holly Cupcakes

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Servings: 12 Dozen
Author: Kelly R


  • 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


  • 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!


Yields: One dozen decorated cupcakes
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