Christmas cupcakes: Blogmas Day 9

HI everyone, hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I know I have!!. Today’s post is another Christmas baking one because, lets face it –  who doesn’t like to bake and eat alllll the cake leading up to Christmas??.  This cake recipe is similar to the chocolate orange cakes that I uploaded on the first day of blogmas except I didn’t add any chocolate and added Christmas decor. If you fancy a change in flavour feel free to add your own Christmassy ingredients such as cinnamon and ginger etc.


Ingredients for the cupcakes:

  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 150g Butter
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 150g self-raising flour, sifted – or the same amount of flour plus 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2-3 tablespoons of milk

Ingredients for the buttercream:

  • 150g butter, softened
  • 250g-300g icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 chocolate orange melted
  • 2-3 tablespoons of double cream or milk


Step 1

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees/ 160 Fan / Gas Mark 4 and line the cupcake holder with 12 cupcake cases.

Step 2: Cupcakes

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the butter, sugar and vanilla and stir until it is light and fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time, then toss in the flower.

Step 3

  • Scoop 2 teaspoons of batter into the cupcake paper cases and then place in the oven for about 20 minutes. Once cooked, allow to cool for around 5 minutes and then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 4: The Buttercream

  • Beat the butter, icing and vanilla together until it appears light and creamy.

Step 5

  • Fill the icing bag with buttercream and fit the nozzle. Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake in circular motions and then decorate as you wish.



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