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Christmas Tree Cupcakes for your holiday baking enjoyment and your festive party platters!

Vegan Christmas Tree Cupcakes

These Vegan Christmas Tree Cupcakes may look difficult, but they're surprisingly easy to make with some accidentally vegan ingredients...and fun to eat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Vegan Christmas Tree Cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 174kcal
Author Namely Marly


  • teaspoons Ener-G Egg replacer
  • 8 tablespoons warm water
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegan butter
  • Duncan Hines Cake Mix French Vanilla, Yellow, or Strawberry work for this recipe
  • 18 sugar ice cream cones
  • 2 14 oz Duncan Hines Whipped Vanilla Frosting
  • Green food coloring
  • Flaked coconut
  • Candied decorations - Yellow Skittles sprinkles, and Christmas themed candies


  • Heat your oven to 350F. Line a muffin pan with cupcake papers.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the egg replacer with 6 tablespoons of warm water. Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, whip on medium speed until frothy. Add xanthan gum and whip until the mixture thickens, up to 2 minutes.
  • Add the 1 cup of water, the vegetable oil and coconut oil. Continue mixing until well combined.
  • Add the cake mix and change the mixer to the beater attachment. Continue mixing on medium speed for two minutes.
  • Spoon the cake batter into prepared cupcake papers. Bake in heated oven 15-18 minutes, until done.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes with white frosting. and sprinkle with flaked coconut. Set aside.
  • Color the rest of the frosting with green food coloring, using enough to achieve the desired color of green. Use a butter knife to spread the green frosting over the sugar cone, gently pulling the knife away to create wisps, resembling tree branches. Make these random so it will look natural.
  • Place a green icing-coated cone on each cupcake. Place a yellow Skittle at the top of each cone, attaching it with an extra dollop of frosting. While the frosting is still soft, add candied decorations to make it look like decorated Christmas trees.


You can make homemade vegan yellow cake.


Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 16g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.2mg