Christmas is just around the corner and we all know the perfect way to celebrate is with something sweet and chocolate-y! I love baking for my friends and family during the holidays. Not only is dessert a necessity on Christmas, but sending cupcakes to neighbors and friends is a great homemade and thoughtful gift. So, here is a simple and festive way to have some delicious treats for your friends and family this holiday season.
To make things simple, I bought a cake mix from Whole Foods and followed the directions on the box. Aside from the mix, I only needed eggs, milk, and butter. All I needed to do was combine the ingredients together and bake it! Knowing me, I love extra chocolate so I added some chocolate chips inside the batter. (An optional step, but highly recommended for all my chocolate lovers!)
I don’t like frosting, so I usually go for cream instead. So, I made some fluffy whipped cream by whipping a pint of heavy whipping cream until soft peaks formed. Then, I mixed in 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar to the whipped cream. The process takes a minute for the heavy cream to turn to whipped cream, but the light and airy topping is my favorite.
MAKE SURE THE CUPCAKES ARE COMPLETELY COOLED BEFORE PUTTING THE WHIPPED CREAM ON TOP OF IT. This was a mistake I made years ago and ended up with liquid pouring down my cupcakes. I know common sense, but I was being impatient so I guess I deserved that. 🤦🏻♀️ Anyways, if you don’t have a piping bag, use a Ziplock baggie. Fill the bag with the cream and then cut a piece of the corner off to start piping.
To finish my cupcake, I sprinkled the cream with coconut flakes to add a wintery snow effect with a touch of silver sprinkles to add some glimmer.
And there you have it! A quick, simple, and festive cupcake to share with your loved ones this holiday season. Have fun baking, decorate with love and laughter, and enjoy every bite of your sweet holiday treat!
With Beauty, Grace, and Love