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Christmas Cupcakes That Might Be Too Adorable

Christmas Cupcakes That Might Be Too Adorable To Eat! Just might be!!

Not everyone is a fan of fruit cake or mince pies.

These light coconut cakes speckled with jewel-like ruby raspberries make a great alternative.

They also can even be made in advance and frozen ready iced but without the raspberry and holly decoration.

Simply defrost at room temp for 2-3 hours before finishing.

Great for all ages

Christmas Cupcakes That Might Be Too Adorable To Eat!

Makes 12

Prep: 35 minutes
Cook: 15-18 minutes

Christmas Cupcakes That Might Be Too Adorable To Eat!

Christmas Cupcakes:

You Will Need:


175g/6oz butter at room temperature or soft margarine

175g/6oz caster sugar

3 eggs, beaten

175g/6oz self-raising flour

11/2 tsp vanilla extract

40g/11/2oz unsweetened desiccated coconut

150g pack fresh raspberries

To Decorate:

150g/5oz butter at room temperature

300g/101/2oz icing sugar, sifted, plus a little extra

1 tsp vanilla extract

1-2 tbsp milk, if needed

40g/11/2 oz unsweetened desiccated coconut

150g pack fresh raspberries

100g/4oz green ready to roll icing

Christmas Cupcakes Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/350oF/Gas mark 4. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with 12 deep red paper cake cases.

2. To make the cupcakes, add the butter or soft margarine and sugar to a large mixing bowl or food processor and beat until smooth. Gradually beat in spoonfuls of the egg and flour alternately, until it has all been added and continue to mix until light and smooth. Mix in the vanilla and coconut then fold in the raspberries.

3. Divide the mixture between the cake cases and spread the top level. Bake for 15-18 minutes until well risen, golden brown and the tops spring back when lightly pressed with a fingertip.

4. Lift the cakes out of the tin and leave to cool on a wire rack.

5. To make the frosting, add the butter to a bowl or food processor and gradually beat in the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla and add a little milk, if needed, to make a soft frosting.

6. Pipe or spread the frosting over the cakes. Top each cake with a sprinkling of coconut and 3 raspberries. Roll the green icing out on a surface dusted with a little-sifted icing sugar then stamp out small holly leaves with a cutter. Lift off the paper with a small knife and press 2 leaves into the frosting on each cake.

Cook’s Tip:

Not a fan of nuts then leave the coconut out of the cupcakes and sprinkle grated white chocolate or bought sugar mini snowflake sprinkles over the top instead.

For Valentine’s day, add heart shapes stamped from red or pink ready to roll icing instead of the holly leaves.

Christmas Cupcakes That Might Be Too Adorable To Eat!

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44 comments so far.

44 responses to “Christmas Cupcakes That Might Be Too Adorable”

  1. Cathy says:

    These are so pretty and perfect for Christmas, I am not a fan of Christmas cake or mince pies so these would be ideal x

  2. Rachel @ Coffee, Cake, Kids says:

    Oooh I like this idea. I have some raspberries that need using up, and I've just bought baking ingredients so I might pop them into fairy cakes like this!

  3. Kim Carberry says:

    Ohh! These look so tasty and are very pretty! What a fab idea x

  4. Tamar SB says:

    How beautiful!

  5. Keely Gallagher says:

    These are great and look very festive! Great recipe!

  6. Sharon says:

    These are ideal for my family because I am the only one that likes mince pies and Christmas cake. We will have fun making these over the holidays. 🙂

  7. Allen Bobo says:

    Thank you very much. This article adds to my knowledge and very helpful!

  8. Please may I? says:

    They look so yummy. X x

  9. ana de jesus says:

    Cutest cupcakes ever and they really are perfect for Christmas. I am sure I could eat like 10 of these in one go!

  10. Anna Maria says:

    Omg they are so cute and they look damn delicious. Gotta love Christmas.

  11. Agata Pokutycka says:

    Wonderful presentation. They would look perfect on Christmas table!

  12. beautyqueenuk says:

    Wow they look just incredible and you have presented them so well!

  13. Michael Salcedo says:

    Excellent to know more about this important vitamin to complement our workout day.

  14. Five Little Doves says:

    Oh how pretty!! And what a great idea!!

  15. kerry norris says:

    I was sold the moment I read coconut! Coconut and raspberries are a perfect combo. These look lovely x

  16. Anosa Malanga says:

    Fruit cake I think I can manage mince pies yuck lol but these great alternative cupcakes are awesome and would go down a treat

  17. Margarett Murphy says:

    Yes please. These look great.

  18. Erica Schmidt says:

    I love these cupcakes! So adorable and perfect for the holidays. Pinning for later, thanks for sharing!

  19. Julie's Creative Lifestyle says:

    I love how pretty your cupcakes are decorated Claire. Thanks for sharing at C&C with J&J.Enjoy the week.Julie xo

  20. Jess says:

    These look so pretty and sound so tasty!I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks. Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  21. Mrs.AOK says:

    These sound and look so wonderful!! I want to reach through my screen 😉 Thank you for sharing with us at #MMBH!XOXO Dean

  22. Just perfect for Christmas!! Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 5. Shared.

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