Side photo of green iced Christmas tree cupcakes with sprinkles.

Easy Christmas Cupcakes

The easiest way to decorate Christmas Cupcakes - simple green icing Christmas trees! Easy and fun for kids.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 510 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes


For the cupcakes:

  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Medium Eggs Free Range
  • 150 g Self Raising Flour

For the icing:

  • 250 g Unsalted butter
  • 500 g Icing Sugar
  • Green Gel Food Colouring See notes
  • Sprinkles


  1. Preheat oven to 180deg fan (200deg non fan).

  2. Put 12 cupcakes cases into your tin ready. 

  3. Cream your room temperature butter with your sugar until its pale, light and fluffy. 

  4. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing really well after each egg. Don't worry if it curdles slightly, it will come good. 

  5. Mix in your flour, if you are using a mixer you should do this by hand as it helps to keep the cakes moist.  

  6. Spoon equal amounts of mixture into your cupcake cases. I use an ice cream scoop as this gives the perfect amount and ensures some uniformity.

  7. Bake for 15 minutes approx. You may need to adjust this depending on your oven. The cakes should be golden and slightly bouncy to the touch. 

  8. Meanwhile make your icing. 

  9. To make your icing beat your butter until its, pale, light and fluffy. 

  10. Beat in your sieved icing sugar. 

  11. Take your cupcakes out of the oven, when they are cooled pipe your Christmas trees. 

  12. Sprinkle over Christmas themed sprinkles. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Christmas Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 510 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Potassium 35mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 63g 21%
Sugars 53g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 17.8%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 1.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.