Ho ho ho! What are you planning to keep for desserts this Christmas? The regular trifles and cake? How about going a step further and making some Santa themed cupcakes? After all, Christmas is all about Santa and his little workers, the elves. If you’re contemplating the same, take a look at our list of Santa cupcakes below. We’ve compiled 35 the best Santa cupcake recipes and ideas for you!

35 Santa Cupcakes For Christmas:

  1. Santa Hat Cupcakes:

These simple and easy to make Santa hat cupcakes have vanilla buttercream frosting and are topped with strawberries, that are making it look like Santa’s hat. And the combination of chocolate and strawberry has always been amazing, so you don’t have to worry about the taste part even a wee bit.

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  1. Marshmallow-Topped Santa Cupcake:

Here’s another easy-peasy Santa Claus cupcake topped with tiny marshmallows. You’ll need Wilton piping tip of size 32 to make the swirls. And once you’re done piping, decorate it with mini marshmallows around the edges and top.

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  1. Cute Santa Cupcakes:

 

These Santa cupcakes may look intimidating at first glance, but the blogger says that they are a total breeze. Probably because you do not need to prepare the rosy-cheeked Santa’s face yourself. Just prepare it from your nearby store and the toughest job is sorted.

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  1. Santa Pull Apart Cake:

Yeah, yeah, we know technically these are not cupcakes, but they are made by combining cupcakes, which makes it pretty much the same. These cakes won’t just appeal children, but will even make a perfect holiday table centerpiece as well.

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  1. Cute Santa Hat Cupcake:

 

This one’s a full-fledged Santa cupcake because the hat is made using red frosting, which is how it generally should it. The sides are piped with white frosting and the hat is topped with mini marshmallow. This cupcake has a vanilla base, but you can turn it into gingerbread as well.

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  1. Red Velvet Hi-Hat Cupcakes:

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How about a red velvet Santa themed cupcake? And it’s one of the easiest ways to make a Santa hat cupcake as well. The cheese frosting is light, airy and complements perfectly with the deep and richly flavored red velvet. And don’t forget to top it with the Cherry Dip.

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  1. Santa Hat Cupcakes:

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How pretty are these red velvet Santa Hat cupcakes? The cupcakes are pretty basic, with normal red velvet base and cheese frosting. It’s the cone used for the Santa hat that’s making it stand out. Just cut the ends of the cone, dip in red chocolate melts and dip the ends in white sprinkles. Top the hat with mini marshmallow and it’s done.

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  1. Santa Hat Cupcake By DIY Lighthouse:

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This Santa hat cupcake by DIY Lighthouse is excessively adorable. For the hats, you need to coat the ice cream cone in red frosting and cover it in red sprinkles. The sprinkles are giving a shiny and shimmery look to the hat. Place the cone on top of the cupcake, adorn it with mini marshmallow and you’re done.

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  1. Santa Cupcakes By Momtastic:

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This year, instead of leaving cookies for Santa, leave him these Santa cupcakes and he’ll leave more than one gift for you this Christmas. Instead of using regular cupcake wrappers, you can make Santa’s red suit, using construction paper to serve the cupcakes.

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  1. Strawberry Santa Cupcakes:

 

If you’re not very good at fasting, you can try making these cute Santa toppers using strawberries. Just cut the strawberries in half, join the halves using frosting and decorate with black and white food pen or frosting. The topper is ready to grace your cupcake.

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  1. Santa Leg Cupcakes:

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It’s believed that Santa’s leg cupcakes are the hottest holiday trend and there’s no reason why they wouldn’t be. It’s a bit tricky and time-consuming, but worth every minute. And they look so pretty that you can use them as table show-stoppers too!

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  1. Santa Hat Gingerbread Cupcake:

As we said before, gingerbread can also make an excellent base for Santa cupcakes and here’s a perfect example of the same. In this recipe, gingerbread cupcakes are given the look of Santa hat, using white and red frosting, making it perfect for a Christmas party.

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  1. Santa Face Cupcake:

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Besides Santa’s hat cupcake, you can even consider making Santa’s face cupcake and the result would be equally good. Furthermore, this recipe from bakingbeauty.net is so easy that even kids can easily make these cupcakes at home.

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  1. Santa Claus Cupcake:

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If you want to make a full-fledged Santa cupcake for your guests, we’ve got a recipe for that as well. Since everything depends on the frosting here, you need to make it a bit stiffer by adding more confectioner’s sugar or some meringue buttercream. And please use gingerbread base for the cupcakes.

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  1. Santa’s Tummy Cupcake:

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So we have the tummy and the hat, but where’s Santa’s face? Just kidding! This cupcake looks great anyway and is super easy to make as well. The frosting is pretty basic with loads of red food coloring. The belt may take some of your time, but at the end of the end, the result will only bring a wide grin to your and your family’s face.

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  1. Santa Cupcakes By Laura’s Bakery:

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This is a pretty and elaborate Santa hat cupcake, which you can emulate. The charm of this cupcake lies in its fondant Santa hat, which is looking as good as real. Do not forget to add some red and green sprinkles to give the cupcake a festive touch.

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  1. Santa Hat Cupcake By Candy Company:

Here’s another beautiful Santa hat cupcake and thankfully, this isn’t topped with mini marshmallows. Chocolate cupcake with white frosting is dusted with coconut flakes and then topped with red frosting in the shape of a hat.

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  1. Jolly Santa Cupcake:

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If you are in the mood for some art and craft while baking, try making this adorable fondant Santa cupcake. It’s a beautiful cupcake featuring Santa with loads of gift for you. Let us tell you before, this cupcake requires a lot of experience and patience and is best made by professionals.

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  1. Vanilla Santa Cupcake:

Here’s another easy way to decorate and make Santa cupcakes. The white frosting and red accents are standing out against the yellow vanilla base. And since’ it a pretty easy Santa cupcake recipe, make the kids bake some during Christmas. It would be an excellent way to keep them occupied too!

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  1. Fondant Santa Cupcakes:

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Here’s another tremendous fondant Santa cupcake idea for you to make this Christmas. These cupcakes are basically vanilla cupcakes decorated with colored fondant that is shaped as Santa’s face. The blogger says that this 2D Santa is pretty easy to recreate if you follow the instruction properly.

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  1. Santa Chocolate Cupcakes:

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This is the easiest Santa cupcake recipe but is every bit delicious. You just have to slather white frosting over a chocolate cupcake and top it with strawberry and mini marshmallow. Please pick the cupcake wrapper as colorful as this one.

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  1. Santa Cupcake By Somewhat Simple:

These Santa hat cupcakes are made using simple, homemade vanilla cupcakes, but you can try them on store-bought cupcakes as well if you’re short of time. Just top a swirl of white frosting on the cupcake, top it with strawberries and you’re good to go.

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  1. Wilton Santa Belt Cupcake:

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Since Santa’s accessories are the standout feature of his appearance, how about making a cupcake on it? These cupcakes feature the cute Santa belt from Wilton’s Santa Belt decorating kit. Even you can purchase this kit and decorate the cupcake at your home itself. It will save you plenty of bucks as well.

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  1. Pink Santa Cupcakes:

If you have red and white, or pink and white cupcake wrappers at home, make use of them by making these cute cupcakes. And for a change, these cupcakes are pink instead of red. And stick to vanilla instead of chocolate for these cupcakes. The pink frosting will stand out.

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  1. Red Velvet Santa Cupcakes:

No, these are not like the other strawberry themed Santa cupcakes featured on this list. These cupcakes contain beet, which doesn’t just provide moisture, but also rich, red color. Plus, the frosting is made of fat-free cream cheese, making it perfect for weight watchers.

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  1. Santa Hat Cupcakes From Your Modern Family:

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yourmodernfamily.com has totally killed it in this recipe. The recipe is pretty easy and usual one, just like other Santa hat cupcakes with red frosting. But the wrapper with ‘Ho Ho Ho’ written all over it is making it stand out. The mini marshmallows are decorated very neatly on this cupcake.

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  1. Meringue Cupcakes:

This is one of our favorite Santa cupcakes and after going through this recipe, it will be yours as well. The base of the cupcake is basically brownie filled with Dulce de leche and is topped with colorful meringue. You’re sure to have a tough time keeping the kids off the tray. And they look beautiful too!

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  1. Blow Up Lawn Santa Cupcake:

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We totally love the presentation of this blow-up lawn Santa cupcake. It’s so pretty looking that we’d feel bad to even eat it. Just as the blogger states, you will need taffy, frosting and spice drops for the decoration of this cake.

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  1. DIY Santa Fondant Cupcake Toppers:

Here’s another fondant based Santa cupcake recipe, but this one’s a bit different as Santa shaped toppers are made separately. Making these cupcake toppers is no rocket science. You just have to shape sugar paste fondant as Santa Claus.

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  1. Santa Toppers:

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Those who’re too lazy to carve Santa’s faces themselves can opt for this simple idea. Just print out some royalty free Santa or Saint Nickolas images from the internet, cut them out and hot gun on the bamboo sticks or toothpicks. Affix it on the red velvet cupcakes (red and white, because it’s Christmas) and you’re done.

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  1. Santa’s Little Cupcake:

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Another easy Santa cupcake recipe, which requires loads of red frosting. Just coat a vanilla cupcake, either homemade or store-bought lightly with vanilla frosting, dip it in coconut flakes and make Santa’s cap using red frosting on it. Don’t forget to put the white truffle ball on top of it.

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  1. Santa Hat By The Decorated Cookie:

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To make this Santa hat, you need to pipe white frosting around the edges and the top it with white sprinkles. Next, pipe red frosting in a swirl right in the center and top it with a dollop of white frosting. Your Santa Claus cupcake is ready!

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  1. Santa Cupcakes By The Typical Mom:

Here’s another simple Santa cupcake recipe for the kids to make during Christmas. It requires just a handful of ingredients, such as readymade cupcakes (or you can make a batch of it at home), red and white frosting, and festive themed cupcake liners. Just ensure that the swirl is perfect.

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  1. Easiest Santa Cupcake:

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It’s just getting easier and easier, isn’t it? Just bake a batch of cupcakes using boxed brownies. Next comes the decoration part, which is so easy that even young kids can do it. Put some icing on the top and place cut strawberry on it. Top it with a little icing and dust some powdered sugar.

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  1. Santa Coke Cupcakes:

We saved the best and the most unique for the last. The cupcakes are nothing extraordinary, to be honest. Simple Santa hat cupcakes with Santa’s face pasted on it. But it’s the decoration on Coca-Cola can that’s making it stand out. It looks like Santa himself is standing.

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So how did you like these Santa cupcake recipes and ideas? Loved it, right? Even Santa would prefer these cupcakes over the monotonous cookies. Most of these cupcakes do not even require any decoration skills, so even kids can make it with minimal effort. We’d love to know your favorite Santa cupcake recipes? Let us know by commenting below.

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