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How the Grinch Stole...Red and Green Christmas Cupcakes

These are some cupcakes that I CAN share the recipe of...because I made it up (well mostly)...

These cupcakes are super cute and Christmasy! AND they are SUPER EASY!
These cupcakes reminded me A LOT of How the Grinch Stole Christmas...hence the name.


The cake is a cake mix based cake. I used half of a funfetti cake mix (since I only needed a small batch)... I added 3 eggs and then instead of the oil and water that is says to add on the box I added milk and melted unsalted butter (in the same amount).

Then divide the cake mix putting half of it in a separate mixing bowl. Color half of it green and half of it red with food coloring.

Then here is the cool part... Use a cupcake batter divider. Place the divider in the middle of the cupcake slot. Using a spoon fill to about 2/3- 3/4 full on each side (one side with the red batter, and one side with the green batter). This is messy at first (so keep a paper towel handy) but eventually you will get the hang of it!

You can get a cupcake batter divider HERE on amazon (it looks like this). Or I just happened across mine at my local grocery store! (and it was much cheaper there!- so keep an eye out!)

Unfortunately the frosting recipe I cannot share... I used a recipe from this book... (I know... AGAIN!!)
It is a light fluffy frosting recipe perfect for kids (and it makes enough to frost 24 cupcakes!

The recipe I used is the "Whipped Grocery" recipe from this book.
It is delicious... I so wish I could have eaten all of it! (except it is not dairy free so that would have been a really bad idea...) but I just COULDN'T STOP "taste testing" it! mmmmm...

I am in love with this book... plus it is the most adorable ever...
You can buy it HERE. *

I made these for my little Church class of 6 year olds that my husband and I teach every Sunday.
They LOVED them! and your kids will too! 

Plus... did you know... SANTA loves cupcakes too?!

Merry Christmas!! and Happy Holidays!
Hope you enjoy making some treats and goodies this Holiday Season!

I'm dreaming of a...A Red Velvet Christmas

The best way to spread Christmas Cheer is...

By making Christmas Cupcakes!

These first Christmas Cupcakes are fondly named "Velveteen Christmas" they are a traditional Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese frosting decorated festive for the Holiday Season. 

These were a hit at my Church Christmas Party!

The recipe comes from The Cake Boss himself! Buddy! 
You can buy the book HERE.*
There are a lot of great classic recipes in this book and a lot of tips. He even shares how to pipe those cute flower cupcakes they make at the bakery. Most of the tips in this book though are for actual cakes, not cupcakes. However, the recipes are great for either.

My tip for this cake recipe is to bake it for MUCH less time than it says in the book (also it will make more than 24 cupcakes). The recipe doesn't have a baking time for cupcakes and mine were slightly overdone (but still delicious). I would start them at 20 min and then see where you are... If a toothpick comes out clean when you insert it in the cupcake or if when you touch the cupcake it doesn't leave a dent, then they are done! 

Still super delicious and very fluffy on the inside though.

The frosting was the best cream cheese frosting I ever made! Ugh! I wish I could share it with you! It comes from this ADORABLE book again... Frostings.... seriously I want to be Courtney Whitmore! ... she is adorable!

You can buy the book online HERE.*

I have only made two recipes from this book so far. Both of them were AMAZING! I love this book, and it is hands down the MOST ADORABLE book I have ever seen... I highly recommend it for anyone on your list who loves baking or especially frosting!

Like I said, the cream cheese frosting recipe from this book was the best one I ever made.... I will be using this recipe from now on!

THE BOWS...Are probably my favorite part of these cupcakes! (even though the actual cupcake is amazing as well)... I happened across the bows at my local Walmart. They are the perfect mini bows for cupcakes! They came in a pack of ten that cost 97 cents (pretty sure)... AMAZING! and Perfect for Christmas Cupcakes!

More Christmas Cupcakes coming soon!


*These are my honest reviews. I share the books because I cannot legally share the recipes themselves. I do not get any kind of pay or reward for reviewing or sharing these books with you.