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santa cupcakes kids can make-2

Easy Santa Cupcakes

  • Author: Mel
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes 1x


Easy Santa cupcakes that are easy to decorate! Perfect for Christmas parties, classroom parties or a simple holiday dessert.




  • 1 box White Duncan Hines Cake Mix
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water


  • vanilla frosting
  • red colored candies
  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows


  1. Make the cupcakes according the recipe on the box.

To decorate:

  • Spread vanilla frosting over the entire cupcake.
  • Using 4-5 mini marshmallows, make a line 2/3 of the way up. Then complete the circle all around the edge to make the beard.
  • Sprinkle red sugar crystals on the top 1/3 of the cupcake.
  • Add chocolate chips and red candy for the eyes and nose. Add one extra marshmallow for the hat on the red sprinkles.
  • Enjoy!


Make ahead of time by freezing the cupcakes undecorated.

  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Desserts

Keywords: Santa cupcakes, Christmas desserts, cupcakes