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North Pole Christmas Cupcakes

North Pole Christmas Cupcakes

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North Pole Christmas Cupcakes are a fun twist on a traditional holiday cupcake!  They are full of flavor, sweetness, and will look great sitting on your holiday sweets table!  These cupcakes will quickly become a family favorite not only due to their amazing goodness, but for their fun and unique look!

I love a traditional holiday cupcake with simple decorations, however, there is just something about these unique North Pole Christmas Cupcakes and our super cute Santa Hat Cupcakes! They make your holiday sweets table come alive with cute Christmas Desserts!

North Pole Christmas Cupcakes

Also, if you are welcoming a certain Elf to your home in a few weeks, this would be a great way to celebrate his arrival!  Imagine your little one’s face when he sees that their favorite Elf has delivered ACTUAL North Pole Christmas Cupcakes!

 

 

This is such a great Christmas time cupcake recipe!  This is one of those cupcake recipes that is both easy, yummy, and something your kids will love!  That in my book is a win-win!

Don’t be intimidated by this North Pole Christmas Cupcake recipe.  It actually all goes together pretty quickly and the ingredients are all things you normally have in your pantry and fridge.

Normally I’d suggest having your little ones help create these, however, since they may be from the Elf, it would be best if you make them yourself.   I think this Christmas time cupcake recipe will become a favorite of yours!


North Pole Cupcakes

 

North Pole Christmas Cupcakes

*makes 12 cupcakes

Ingredients Needed:

1/2 C sugar
1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt
1/4 C heavy cream
1/4 C sour cream

Toppings for cupcakes:

1/2 C melted butter
1 C sugar

 

Supplies Needed:

Muffin tin

Cupcake liners

 

Cupcake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
Add in flour, a little at a time.
Add in the sour cream
Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
3 C powdered sugar
5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
1 tsp peppermint
3-5 drops red food coloring
1 C crushed candy canes
1 piping bag fitted with a large star tip

Frosting Directions:

Using a standing mixer combine all ingredients except the food coloring and candy canes and mix on medium speed until combined, smooth and stiff
Place the piping bag into a medium cup and fold the bag over the edges
Split into two bowls and add red food coloring into one bowl and mix until combined
Using a rubber spatula scoop some red frosting onto one side of the piping bag
Repeat the step with the white frosting
Pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes

Royal Icing Ingredients and Directions:

3 egg whites
2 C powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
1 disposable piping bag fitted with a number 2 tip

Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form
Scoop icing into piping bag and set aside

Decorating Directions:

12 sticks of cinnamon candy canes sticks
12 green M&M’s
1 container of chocolate fondant
1 C of powdered sugar


Directions:

Using royal icing, pipe a small dollop of icing onto the top of the candy cane sticks and place a green M&M on top
Using a cutting board, sprinkle some powdered sugar onto the cutting board
Using your hands knead the fondant until soft and easy to work with
Roll out the fondant until about 1/4 an inch thick
Cut 12 rectangles about 3 inches in width and 1 1/2 in length
Using the royal icing, pipe out North Pole onto the middle of the rectangles
On the top of the rectangles pipe on the snow
Let dry for 3 hours
Once the rectangles are dry, carefully flip them over and add a small dot of royal icing
Place the rectangle onto the center of the candy cane stick and hold for 15 seconds
Repeat steps with remaining rectangles

Enjoy!

North Pole Cupcakes
*makes 12 cupcakes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, Cupcakes
Ingredients
Ingredients Needed:
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C sour cream
Toppings for cupcakes:
  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 1 C sugar
Instructions
Cupcake Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  2. In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  3. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  4. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
  5. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  6. Add in flour, a little at a time.
  7. Add in the sour cream
  8. Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
  9. Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.
Frosting Ingredients:
  1. 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  2. 3 C powdered sugar
  3. 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  4. 1 tsp peppermint
  5. 3-5 drops red food coloring
  6. 1 C crushed candy canes
  7. 1 piping bag fitted with a large star tip
Frosting Directions:
  1. Using a standing mixer combine all ingredients except the food coloring and candy canes and mix on medium speed until combined, smooth and stiff
  2. Place the piping bag into a medium cup and fold the bag over the edges
  3. Split into two bowls and add red food coloring into one bowl and mix until combined
  4. Using a rubber spatula scoop some red frosting onto one side of the piping bag
  5. Repeat the step with the white frosting
  6. Pipe frosting onto the cooled cupcakes
Royal Icing Ingredients and Directions:
  1. 3 egg whites
  2. 2 C powder sugar
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  5. 1 disposable piping bag fitted with a number 2 tip
  6. Combine all ingredients into a standing mixer and mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form
  7. Scoop icing into piping bag and set aside
  8. Decorating Directions:
  9. 12 sticks of cinnamon candy canes sticks
  10. 12 green M&M's
  11. 1 container of chocolate fondant
  12. 1 C of powdered sugar
Directions:
  1. Using royal icing, pipe a small dollop of icing onto the top of the candy cane sticks and place a green M&M on top
  2. Using a cutting board, sprinkle some powdered sugar onto the cutting board
  3. Using your hands knead the fondant until soft and easy to work with
  4. Roll out the fondant until about 1/4 an inch thick
  5. Cut 12 rectangles about 3 inches in width and 1 1/2 in length
  6. Using the royal icing, pipe out North Pole onto the middle of the rectangles
  7. On the top of the rectangles pipe on the snow
  8. Let dry for 3 hours
  9. Once the rectangles are dry, carefully flip them over and add a small dot of royal icing
  10. Place the rectangle onto the center of the candy cane stick and hold for 15 seconds
  11. Repeat steps with remaining rectangles
  12. Enjoy!

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North Pole Christmas Cupcakes

 

10 Comments

  1. Those are so darling! We are having a tween cookie swap party, and these will be perfect for the kiddos to share with their friends.

  2. These North Pole Christmas cupcakes are adorable. What a neat way to bring more holiday cheer into the home. I want to try to make them with the trio, hopefully, they will show interest!

  3. Tasty and very visually appealing! I know I can never pull off something as beautiful as those cupcakes of yours, but I would love to have my sister make them for me. I am saving the recipe and sending it over to her. :)

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