Christmas Tree Mini Cupcakes
These are a delicious treat for the holidays, after a day the juice from the strawberry gets absorbed by the cupcake. Yummy!
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1½ cups pastry flour
- 1cup white sugar
- ⅓cup cocoa powder
- 1cup water
- ½cup vegetable oil
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1cup vanilla frosting, or as desired
- 1drop green food coloring, or as desired
- 48small strawberries, hulled
- ¼cup round red candies, or as desired
- star-shaped candies
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease mini muffin cups or line with paper liners.
Step 2Mix pastry flour, white sugar, and cocoa powder together in a bowl; add water, oil, and vanilla extract and blend until batter is smooth. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.
Step 3Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 8 to 12 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
Step 4Mix frosting and green food coloring together in a bowl until evenly combined. Transfer frosting to a pipe bag or plastic bag with a snipped corner; refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Step 5Squeeze a small amount of frosting onto the hulled side of each strawberry and place each onto a cupcake so the strawberry is in the shape of a tree. Pipe frosting onto each strawberry to look like leaves. Add candies to the "tree" to look like ornaments and place a star-shaped candy on top of each "tree".