Easy Santa Claus Cupcakes Recipe

Santa Claus Cupcakes Recipe

Easy Santa Claus Cupcakes Recipe

Make your own easy Santa Claus cupcakes with the recipe below. These are perfect for Christmas and the holiday season. Your kids will love these cupcakes! Just start out with a simple cake mix and then decorate your cupcakes however you like! Let your kids help and get creative with Santa!

Mix it up for the kids and set these out for Santa to enjoy with a glass of milk instead of milk and cookies! I can always remember setting out cheese and milk or a glass of Sprite because apparently that’s what Santa liked at our house when I was little!

Santa Claus Cupcakes

Yields: 24 Cupcakes | Total Time: 1 hourMake Santa Claus Cupcakes


  • 1 box white cake mix (plus required ingredients listed on the box, i.e. eggs, oil & water)
  • 1 container white frosting
  • 10 oz. Mini Marshmallows
  • 48 Chocolate Chips
  • Red M&M’s or round red candy
  • Red sugar sprinkles


  1. Bake cupcakes as directed on box.
  2. Allow cupcakes to cool. Spread a flat layer of white frosting onto each cupcake.
  3. Place mini marshmallows along the bottom edge of the cupcake (stop halfway up the cupcake) to create the Santa beard. Place mini marshmallows in a slightly rounded line across the top half of the cupcake to create the Santa hat.
  4. Place two chocolate chips below the hat line for eyes, and a red M&M slightly below the eyes in the center to create a nose.Santa Claus Cupcakes Recipe
  5. Sprinkle red sugar sprinkles only on the top of the cupcake above the marshmallow line for the hat.
  6. Roll a mini marshmallow into a ball. Dip the edge of the ball in frosting and place on one side of the sprinkled hat to complete the hat.
  7. Repeat this process on all cupcakes.Make Santa Claus Cupcakes

What’s your favorite memory of Santa as a child? Comment below and share with us!

Easy Santa Claus Cupcakes Recipe

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  • Beth R

    I bet my oldest could help with these. They are so adorable! I love them and they are so festive

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