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Easy Chocolate Cupcake for Christmas

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Category: Christmas, Kids, Cakes, Chocolate

 Ingredients List

  • Easy Chocolate Cupcakes:
  • 1 box Devil's Food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil or melted butter
  • 3/4 C. sour cream
  • 3/4 C. milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Basic Buttercream:
  • 1 C. butter, softened (or 1/2 C. butter and 8 oz. cream cheese)
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • food coloring, if needed
  • peppermint extract, if needed (great for the "green" frostings)
  • mini M&M's, Rolos or Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Red fruit leather strips (Fruit by the Foot), or any other candies you want!


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, oil, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract together.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Buttercream: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
7. Depending on which decoration you want to do, follow the photo instructions below!
Merry Christmas!

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