Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe

This Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe involves a doctored-up boxed white cake mix and buttercream icing. These cupcakes are delish and so moist!

This Christmas cupcake idea is perfect for when the family is getting together or to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve.

This Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe is made with a doctored up cake mix, buttercream icing, and white sugar pearls. This doctored up cake mix recipe is the BEST!

These Santa Hat Cupcakes were perfect for us to get into the Christmas Spirit. With it being unusually warm lately and the lack of snow has made it hard to get into the Christmas groove.

How to make Santa Hat Cupcakes

Once you have your cupcakes baked and your icing ready, it is time to make Santa Hats. I use disposable icing bags and a 2A icing tip to make the hats.

Start with the red icing first and make a swirl. When you start, make sure you leave enough room to put white around the outside of the red swirl.

Once you have the red swirl, add a line of white around the red for the bottom of the hat.

To top of Santa’s hat, you need a white pom. So I choose to use white sugar pearls and topped each hat with a pearl.

Another tip: I used an ice cream scoop to dip the batter into the prepared cupcake tin.

This Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe is made with a doctored up cake mix, buttercream icing, and white sugar pearls. This doctored up cake mix recipe is the BEST!

Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe

Cute Christmas cupcakes made to look like Santa’s Hat!
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This Santa Hat Cupcakes Recipe is made with a doctored up cake mix, buttercream icing, and white sugar pearls. This doctored up cake mix recipe is the BEST!
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:18 mins
Total Time:28 mins

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg whites

Icing

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks) Softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoon milk
  • Red Food Coloring Gel
  • White Sugar Pearls

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • In a large bowl mix cake mix, flour, sugar, salt, water, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, sour cream, and egg whites until well blended.
  • Add cupcake liners to your cupcake tin.
  • Scoop your cupcake batter into the prepared cupcake tin. Make sure not to get them more than 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for about 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before adding icing.

Icing

  • Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  • Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  • Add the vanilla extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  • If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  • Split the icing into 2 different bowls. Put about 3/4 into one bowl and add the red food coloring gel.
  • Read the rest of the post for how to decorate.

Notes

You may need to make 1 and a half batches of icing to cover all the cupcakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 37mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 30 cupcakes
Calories: 234kcal
Author: Midwestern Moms

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3 Comments

  1. These are cute ans sounds simple to make. I will have to make this for Christmas. Thank you.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve featured this post today on the Holidays Celebration Link Party Features. Congratulations!

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