Skip to navigation Skip to content
Christmas cupcakes (2)2 Tried & Tested

Festive cupcakes

Read reviews
2.656 stars based on 58 ratings

These christmas cupcakes are the perfect christmas party accompaniment, the mixed spice and raisins in the cupcakes will bring the festive spirit out of everyone.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

Membership sign up

A picture of a cupcake, membership sign up Sign up

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted) room temperature
  • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  • 125g 4½ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • 25g 1 oz Cocoa powder
  • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
  • ½ ½ Mixed spice
  • 50 50 Raisins

For the buttercream

  • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  • 200g 7⅛ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon) Icing sugar
  • Red sugar paste icing
  • Sprinkle decorations

Change Units

The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4). Line a cupcake tin with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 150g 5⅜ oz Butter (unsalted)
    • 150g 5⅜ oz Unrefined golden caster sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 3 Egg(s) (free range) beaten
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, mixed spice and raisins until smooth.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 125g 4½ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • 25g 1 oz Cocoa powder
    • ½tsp ½tsp Baking powder
    • ½ ½ Mixed spice
    • 50 50 Raisins
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Fill 2/3 of each cupcake case with the mixture and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and just firm to the touch.

  5. Classic mode Step 5

    To make the butter cream, place the butter in a bowl with 1-2 tsp boiling water, add the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Place in a piping bag with a large star nozzle and pipe on top of the cakes.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 50g 1⅞ oz Butter (unsalted)
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To make the stars, roll out the red sugar paste icing on a work surface very lightly dusted with icing sugar. Cut out small star shapes and leave to dry overnight if you have time. Place on top of the cakes. Decorate with sprinkles.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Red sugar paste icing
    • Sprinkle decorations