Holly Cupcakes

These Holly Cupcakes are very easy to make. You can take a shortcut by using a box cake mix or going to your bakery then making your own homemade chocolate buttercream frosting.

The Holly decorations are a simple addition. All it takes is making multiple V’s all the way down.

Everyone will be raving about all the work you went to with these Holly Cupcakes.

Holly Cupcake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Cupcakes
Author Jennifer Grooms


  • 12 of your favorite chocolate cupcakes
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup green candy melts
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • Red decorating frosting


  1. Before you start decorating, ensure that your cupcakes are completely cool.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk until smooth. Your chocolate buttercream is ready once it forms semi-stiff peaks.
  3. Scoop the chocolate buttercream into a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  4. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave green candy and coconut oil in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  5. Scoop the melted candy into a sandwich bag and cut a small slit in one corner. On your lined baking sheet, draw out the leaves to your holly, about 1 ½ inch in length. The easiest way to draw them with the candy melts is by continuously piping a “v” shape and working downwards. Draw 24 of them and let set for about 15 minutes.
  6. Place 2 leaves on each cupcake and pipe out red dots with your red decorating frosting. Enjoy and happy holidays!


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