Santa Cupcakes

When it's your turn to provide the treat for a party, these Santa cupcakes will be scene-stealers. Kids will love to help decorate them.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
pkg. cake mix (any flavor)
Water
Oil
Eggs
1
(16-oz.) can vanilla frosting
2
tablespoons red decorator sugar
48
chocolate chips
24
red cinnamon candies
1 1/2
cups miniature marshmallows (about 144)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Prepare and bake cake mix as directed on package for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 30 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 2 Spread frosting over cupcakes. Sprinkle top 1/3 of each cupcake with about 1/8 teaspoon decorator sugar to form Santa's hat.
  • 3 To make each Santa's face, place chocolate chips for eyes and cinnamon candy for nose. Cut 2 marshmallows in half lengthwise; arrange to form rim of hat. Cut 4 marshmallows in half crosswise; cover lower part of cupcake to form beard.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Yellow Cake)
    Calories
    220
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    2g,
    2%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    25g
    25%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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