Christmas baking for kids: Easy Christmas tree cupcake recipe!

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Fancy doing some Christmas baking with the kids? This recipe is so simple, and a great one for getting the kids involved! With some simple green icing, these Christmas tree cupcakes become the perfect festive centrepiece!



For the cupcakes:

4oz caster sugar

4oz soft butter

4oz self-raising flour

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp baking powder


For the icing:

600g icing sugar, sifted

300g unsalted butter, softened

Green food colouring

Christmas sprinkles



Preheat the oven to 190°C / Fan 170°C / Gas 5. Then, line a cupcake tray with cases before you start – you’ll probably need about 12.

I like speedy baking; feel free to mix the ingredients in the traditional ways and orders if you so choose, but I literally throw all of the baking ingredients into my mixer in one go!

Once mixed, spoon the batter into the cupcake cases. Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes – keep an eye on your cakes and remove when golden brown.

Once cool, beat the icing sugar, butter and a few drops of the green food colouring together – add a little hot water if needed. Then pipe the icing to form a Christmas tree shape and sprinkle with decorations to replicate baubles – you could even add a star on top! Easy peasy but so effective!


Looking for ways to entertain the kids this Christmas? Check out these articles:

10 cheap and easy children’s Christmas craft activities

Cheap children’s Christmas activity ideas: FREE printable Activity Advent Calendar!

What is a December Box? Children’s Christmas activity ideas (with FREE printables!)

Christmas baking for kids: Five delicious simple recipes

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