Posted on | December 5, 2012
Today was really special day for my two years old son Marco. He had his real Christmas tree in the room and spent whole morning playing with Christmas tree decorations! It was so funny, so I decided to finish this awesome day making some Christmas tree cupcakes!
So I’ve checked some nice recipes from internet and decided to put whole Christmas tree frosting on some delicious chocolate cake! I’m not quite satisfied with my images but cupcakes were so delicious! I hope you will like them and I shared full recipe direction for this yummy Christmas cupcakes! Enjoy!
Cream Cheese Christmas Tree Chocolate Cupcakes
1. Chocolate cupcakes
2. Cream cheese frosting
3. Green food color
4. Sugar pearls for decoration
5. Star shaped candies or yellow fondant for stars on top
For the Chocolate Cupcakes:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon fine salt
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons espresso powder
- 3/4 cups vegetable oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and line your cupcake pans with your liners.
- In a large bowl, mixed together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, espresso powder and salt.
- With electric mixer beat together oil, eggs, and vanilla extract on medium speed until combined well.
- Add whisked liquids to dry ingredients and mix well just until evenly combine.
- Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full.
- Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean (it takes about 20 minutes)
- Wait the cupcakes to cool completely before icing
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 3 tablespoon unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 4 oz of cream cheese at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- Green food color
- Mix well the butter, icing sugar and cream cheese in a bowl until it creamy, add the vanilla and green food color and mix well.
Pipe the frosting in lines, starting from center of the cupcake to the edges , layer by layer, until you achieve the Christmas tree shape, sprinkled with colored sugar pearls or candies, put the star on top of the tree.
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