Christmas tree chocolate cupcakes

Hey pixels, it’s only two days for Christmas!!! Can you believe it? Here we are so excited for the party: all the presents, food, sweets, champagne and table games!!!

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But also today I’m having a lot of work cooking and having all the stuff done. So, when I was asked to make a little “sweet, edible” gift to give to my cousins, I thought about easy recipes… Like this one. You all know the recipe for the chocolate cake, I’ve used it before here. And, due to lack of time, I’ve used a store bought frosting (usually I do it at home, really).

Actually is just a little detail that goes with the real gift. It’s cute because they look like small and sweet Christmas trees. Oh, and they can’t be easier to make.

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You can make the amount of cupcakes you need and use them as a dessert or as a small gift for your guests or familiy/friends. Also, you can give all of them to the same person as a white elephant gift. The options are endless, lol.

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Ingredients (makes about 8):

  • chocolate cupcakes (you can read the recipeΒ here)
  • 1 can (400g) vanilla frosting
  • Green gel food colouring (add a few drops each time until you have the desired colour)
  • 1 box mini lacasitos

 

Directions:

Make the cupcakes acording to the recipe in the link above. Allow them to cool completely before frosting. You can make the cakes the day before if it’s possible; if not, just wait a few hours.

Colour the frosting; pour it into a ziplock bag and use it to frost the cupcakes.

Decorate using the mini lacasitos. Display them on the frosting as if they were tree ornaments.

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