25 Christmas Cupcakes for the Sweetest Holiday Ever

'Tis the season for unlimited treats.

Christmas Cupcakes
BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER, Cooking Classy

Nothing spreads holiday cheer like a decked out Christmas dessert table. Let these adorable Christmas cupcakes, featuring flavors like creamy coconut and spicy gingerbread, impress your guests. And don't forget to make a holiday cake and cookies while you're at it.

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christmas cupcakes wreath
KAT TEUTSCH
Cupcake Wreath

All it takes is some cleverly applied green frosting to turn a batch of cupcakes into a festive wreath centerpiece.

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christmas cupcakes polar bear cupcakes
Steve Giralt
Polar Bear Cupcakes

It doesn't get cuter (or yummier) than these red velvet polar bears, complete with bright red scarves.

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Christmas Cupcakes Coconut Cupcakes
CON POULOS
Coconut Cupcakes

These creamy cupcakes are packed with all the coconut flavor you're looking for this season.

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What you'll need: Pro Chef Kitchen Tools Stainless Steel Mi Bowl ($25, )

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Christmas Cupcakes Kranky Cupcakes
JON BOULTON
Kranky Cupcakes

You'll be anything but cranky after biting into these Grinch-inspired cupcakes.

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Christmas Cupcakes Christmas Candy Cupcakes
BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER
Christmas Candy Cupcakes

Decorate your holiday dessert table with this beautiful collection of candied wreath, holly, and bow cupcakes.

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Christmas Cupcakes Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes
Alexa Payesko
Polar Bear Paw Cupcakes

Kids will love these cute polar bear cupcakes, made extra sweet with Oreo and M&M footprints.

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What you'll need: Wilton Muffin Tin ($7, ).

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Christmas Cupcakes Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Steve Giralt
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Cupcakes

Tiny, pretzel evergreens are the perfect toppers for these festive cupcakes.

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Christmas Cupcakes Scrooge Cupcakes
Con Poulos
Scrooge Cupcakes

There won't be any Scrooges at Christmas this year if you serve these frosted treats made with cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar — trust us!

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Christmas Cupcakes Snowball Cupcakes
Con Pulos
Snowball Cupcakes

Turn these cupcakes into a roly-poly elf or leave as is — both are equally cute and mouthwatering.

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christmas cupcakes Eggnog Cupcakes
Courtesy of Baking Beauty
Eggnog Cupcakes

Enjoy double the Christmas cheer by topping these buttery cupcakes with a decadent eggnog frosting.

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What you'll need: SveBake Pastry Bags ($12, )

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Christmas Cupcakes Snowman Cupcakes
Courtesy of One Little Project
Snowman Cupcakes

These cupcakes are almost as cute as Frosty himself! Plus, they'll wow your guests with tasty ingredients like chocolate cake, vanilla frosting and butterscotch chips.

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What you'll need: Wilton Rainbow Cupcake Liners ($4, )

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Christmas Cupcakes North Pole Cupcakes
Courtesy of The Girl Who Ate Everything
North Pole Cupcakes

Bring the North Pole right to your home this Christmas with these easy-to-decorate cupcakes.

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What you'll need: Brach's Peppermint Candy Canes ($14, )

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Christmas Cupcakes Snowflake Cupcakes
Courtesy of Glorious Treats
Snowflake Cupcakes

Inspired by the cold weather, these treats are topped with a frosty blue icing that you'll want to enjoy any season.

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What you'll need: Proctor Hand Mixer ($14, )

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Christmas Cupcakes Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Courtesy of Cooking Classy
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Nothing says Christmas quite like gingerbread cookies! Try these spicy cupcakes flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with cute gingerbread men!

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Christmas Cupcakes Christmas Light Cupcakes
Courtesy ofd Baked by Bree
Christmas Light Cupcakes

Light up your dessert table with these cute and colorful cupcakes decorated to resemble Christmas lights. To make the colorful "bulbs," grab your favorite M&Ms or Skittles and attach them to your frosting.

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Christmas Cupcakes Snowman Cupcakes
Courtesy of Beyond Frosting
Snowman Cupcakes

Made with only six ingredients, these delicious and happy snowman cupcakes are the answer to your holiday prayers.

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Christmas Cupcakes Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcake
Courtesy of This Silly Girl's Kitchen
Christmas Tree Frosted Cupcake

Yes, these cupcakes are as easy to make as they look! And with butter, cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar, they will not disappoint your cravings this season.

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Christmas Cupcakes Reindeer Cupcakes
Courtesy of Your Cup of Cake
Reindeer Cupcakes

Create Santa's whole sleigh team with these easy and fun reindeer cupcakes, made from pretzels, M&Ms, and Nilla Wafers.

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Christmas Cupcakes Christmas Cupcakes
Courtesy of Cupcakes Are My New Love
Christmas Cupcakes

The use of traditional Christmas colors make these cupcakes the perfect holiday treat for your dessert table.

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Christmas Cupcakes Santa Hat Cupcakes
Courtesy of Frugal Mom Eh
Santa Hat Cupcakes

Use mini marshmallows and red icing to create these cute and yummy Santa hat cupcakes.

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Christmas Cupcake Easy Christmas Tree Cupcake
Courtesy of Sugar & Soul
Easy Christmas Tree Cupcake

Just like a real Christmas tree, these festive Christmas tree cupcakes have gifts under them — but they taste so much sweeter.

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Christmas Cupcakes Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes
Courtesy of Baker by Nature
Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes

Topped with a fluffy peppermint and mocha frosting, this holiday-inspired cupcake is the perfect combination of chocolate and peppermint.

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Christmas Cupcakes Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes
Courtesy of Your Cup of Cake
Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

These festive chocolate cupcakes are topped with a crushed candy cane and chocolate frosting that screams Christmas. Yum!

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Christmas Cupcakes Hot Chocolate Cupcakes
Courtesy of Your Cup of Cake
Hot Chocolate Cupcakes

Inspired by everyone's favorite winter drink, these cupcakes not only replicate the look of a cup of hot chocolate, but they taste like one as well!

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Christmas Treats Peppermint Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Courtesy of Spend With Pennies
Peppermint Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Filled with a rich chocolate peppermint filling and then topped with a creamy peppermint cream cheese frosting, this delicious cupcake is guaranteed to become a new holiday favorite.

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Christmas Cupcakes
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