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Santa Hat Cupcakes are the perfect easy holiday dessert recipe

Easy Santa Hat Cupcakes

These quick and easy Santa Hat Cupcakes are the perfect holiday dessert for your Christmas Party.  Spread the Holiday cheer this season with these super cute Santa Cupcakes.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Holiday
Keyword holiday dessert, Santa cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 21 minutes
Total Time 31 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Author BubbaPie Guest Baker


  • Red Velvet Cake Mix and ingredients box calls for
  • 2 tubs of White Icing
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 1/4 a cup of Cocoa Powder
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Cupcake Liners color of your choice
  • Icing Pipping Kit found in the baking section optional


  1. Start by preparing your red velvet cake batter according to box instructions.
  2. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 of the way full and bake according to box instructions.
  3. While baking prepare your red icing.
  4. Place 1 tub of white icing in a large mixing bowl. Add about 10 drops of red food coloring (it takes quite a bit.) Mix until well blended with a hand mixer.
  5. At this time your icing is probably closer to pink. Add in 1/4 a cup of cocoa powder to darken it up, and mix well.
  6. Add in ten more drops of food coloring and mix until well blended. Repeat this process until you have achieved the color red you desire.
  7. I chose to use a pipping kit for my icing. At this time I filled one icing bag with white icing, and one with red icing.
  8. Let cupcakes cool completely after baking.
  9. Start by icing just the outer edge of each cupcake with white icing.
  10. Fill in the center of each cupcake, working your way up, with red icing.
  11. You should see your Santa hat take form now. Top each hat off with a mini marshmallow.
  12. Serve and enjoy!