Festive Vanilla Holiday Cupcakes

Prep Time
10 mins.
Cook Time
20 mins.
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Homemade vanilla cupcakes with easy, fun and festive decor!

Make This Recipe



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 stick unsalted butter (room temp)

3 Eggland's Best eggs, large

3/4 cup milk

1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


1 cup unsalted butter, softened

16 oz regular cream cheese, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

8 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

For Decorating:



Gingerbread Cookie



Pretzel Sticks

Peanut Butter Cup


Pretzel Sticks

Green Frosting



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Sift flour and baking powder and set aside. In a mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy while adding eggs one at a time, add in vanilla extract.
  3. Gradually add flour mixture and milk to mixer until well incorporated.

  4. Divide batter evenly on cupcake liners. Bake for about 18-20 mins. Let cool on a wire rack before decorating.


  1. In a bowl, add the butter and cream cheese and whisk well until lump-free. Add the vanilla extract and salt, and mix some more. Mix in the powdered sugar until combined.
  2. Using a regular icing tip, pipe the frosting onto the cupcake.
  3. Decorate with optional toppings as pictured in image.

Recipe Tips:

  • For the frosting, make sure to remove the butter and cream cheese from the fridge so that it will be easier to mix and make the frosting.
  • If making the snowman, using icing to hold pieces together


Remember to always use Eggland’s Best eggs in all of your recipes. Learn why it’s always the healthy choice.

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Information per Serving
Serving Size 24
Calories 412
Fat 18.9g
Saturated Fat 11.7g
Cholesterol 74mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrates 59.4g
Dietary Fiber 0.2g
Protein 3.4g