Chocolate Holiday Cupcakes are a chocolate lovers cupcake topped with this vanilla buttercream. It is made festive with fun Christmas sprinkles.
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Homemade Chocolate Christmas Cupcakes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author MidgetMomma

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine the chopped chocolate and cocoa powder. Pour the hot coffee on top and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate for 15-20 minutes.
  • While you wait, preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Line your cupcake pan with paper liners, or grease.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients and set them aside.
  • Remove the cooled mixture from the refrigerator and beat in the eggs. Whisk in the oil, vinegar, and vanilla until smooth. Then stir in the dry ingredients a little at a time until smooth.
  • Scoop the batter into the muffin pan cups – they should be no more than 2/3’s full. Bake for about 16-19 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
  • Turn the cupcakes out onto a wire rack after 10 minutes, and let cool completely before frosting.
  • For Buttercream Frosting:
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, vanilla, and butter, adding the milk as needed. Beat for about 3 minutes until fluffy and thick.
  • Add enough food coloring to get the desired red color – about a tablespoon or so.
  • Spoon the frosting into a piping bag and decorate cooled cupcakes as desired with holiday sprinkles or candies.