Santa Hat Cupcakes #Recipe

7:00 AM

I normally am not a fan of spending too much time in the kitchen. It just really isn't my jam most of the time. An exception to this rule is right around the holidays. I love holiday baking with the boys, and finding fun treats to make together. That is why I love these Santa Hat Cupcakes. Not only are these cupcakes adorable, but they are delicious and pretty easy to make too. 

Santa Hat Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

2½ C flour
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ C butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
¼ C softened shortening
1 C sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
1 C buttermilk
1 TBSP Red gel food color

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C unsalted butter, softened
1 C cream cheese, softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 C powdered sugar
Red gel food coloring
1 bag of mini marshmallows

Cupcake Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
-Mix with a wire whisk.
-In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
-Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract,  and red gel food coloring.
-Mix well.
-Add flour and buttermilk, 1/2 of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
-Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3's filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Cool for 10 minutes.
-Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.

Frosting Directions:

-Cream the butter and cream cheese until creamy.
-Mix on low.
-Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
-Add vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
-Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large round tip.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to force the frosting to the tip.
-Frost the cupcakes by starting on the edge of the cupcake and work toward the center.
-Place the mini marshmallows along the edge of the frosting to resemble the fur on Santa's hat.
-Add another mini marshmallow to the tip of the frosting for the fur ball on Santa's hat.

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  1. These are just so cute- and I think they don't look super hard-my kids will love them!

  2. Love these cute cupcakes. Thanks for sharing Wonderful Wednesday blog hop.


  3. These are so cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.

  4. These are so cute! My kids would love to help make these. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday Link Party! Hope to see you again on Sunday!

  5. How adorable, everyone will love these for the holiday. Thanks so much for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday party this weekend. Pinning/sharing.

  6. These Santa cupcakes are so festive. A fun treat to take to a teen Christmas small group party. Thanks, Linda



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