Christmas Cupcakes Recipe

An easy recipe for vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting colored for any holiday.


2 cups sifted cake-and-pastry flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup butter, softened
cup milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Vanilla Buttercream Icing
1 cup butter, softened
5 cups sifted icing sugar
cup whipping cream
teaspoon vanilla
red and green food color(or any desired color)
silver balls candy decoration


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups.

In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using electric mixer on low speed, mix in butter, milk, eggs and vanilla; beat on high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Fill each muffin cup about 3/4 full.

Bake about 18 minutes, until tester comes out clean. Transfer to rack; let cool completely.

Vanilla Buttercream Icing In large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Alternately beat in sugar and cream, making 2 additions of sugar. Beat in vanilla. Divide into as many bowls as colors you want. add food coloring to make your colours stiring until desired color is achieved.

Sprinkle silver balls over top.