Christmas Pudding Cupcakes

The best Christmas pudding cupcakes ever! Absolutely delicious, quick & easy to make recipe and effortless to decorate. A must-bake holiday cupcake this Christmas.

Christmas Pudding cupcakes with fondant holly leaves

Don’t you think these Christmas pudding cupcakes look super festive and fun? They’re really easy to make and are effortless to put together. These Christmas cupcakes are one of my favorites to make each year and are always one of the first to disappear from the buffet table.

Christmas Pudding cupcakes with fondant holly leaves with "Merry Christmas" decoration

Last year my best friend asked me to make a batch for her Christmas work party and everyone thought they were brilliant. Not many people are as keen on the traditional English Christmas pudding anymore, but everyone seems to love these festive cupcakes, so these are a big winner in my eyes.

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Easy to make Christmas cupcake ideas

If you're looking for more inspiration for easy Christmas cupcake decorating ideas, check out some of our most popular Christmas-themed cupcakes. These super cute polar bear cupcakes are easier to make than you think, we also have snowman cupcakes inspired by the famous British 1982 animation "The Snowman" and you can't have Christmas without a few cheeky red nose reindeer cupcakes too.

How many calories are in Christmas pudding cupcakes?

It’s really hard to keep within your daily allowance of calories over the Christmas Holidays, or is it just me? We all find ourselves over indulging on all the delicious goodies that this season has to offer. These gorgeous Christmas pudding cupcakes have 555 calories each according to our nutritional API. The recipe section below shows all the relevant nutritional information for this recipe.

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Edible Christmas gift ideas

Cupcakes make the best gifts, I mean who wouldn’t want a box of these gorgeous cupcakes? You can buy these really festive-looking cupcakes gift boxes from amazon at a great price.

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I always buy a few Christmas-themed cupcake boxes each year, my kids always gift a box to each of their teachers, but these are also great for work colleagues, friends, and neighbors and can even be used as a white elephant gift too. I mean who doesn’t want a box of Christmas cupcakes as a gift?

What is Christmas Pudding?

Christmas Pudding is originally a medieval English Christmas dinner dish, it's also well known as plum pudding. Christmas pudding doesn't actually contain plum's though it got the name “plum pudding” as pre-Victorians often used the word “plums” when referring to raisins.

Christmas pudding recipes generally contain, a mix of dried fruits and peels, flour, apples, cognac or brandy, sugar, eggs, flour, and nutmeg. Here's a highly rated Xmas pudding recipe from BBC good food.

Christmas Pudding cupcakes with fondant holly leaves

Christmas Pudding Cupcakes

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The best Christmas pudding cupcakes ever! Absolutely delicious, quick & easy to make recipe and effortless to decorate. A must bake holiday cupcake this Christmas.
4.9 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British
Servings 12 Makes
Calories 555 kcal


For the cupcakes

For the chocolate glaze icing

For Xmas pudding decorations


How to make the cupcakes

  • The first step to making these pudding cupcakes is to preheat your oven to 190 °c or 375 °F.
    Preheat oven 190 degrees
  • Then line a muffin tin with paper cupcake cases.
  • Grab yourself a large mixing bowl or stand mixer and start to cream the butter for a couple of minutes until it’s smooth and creamy.
    250 g Unsalted butter
  • Then add in the caster sugar and give it another good mix until its all creamed together.
    250 g Caster sugar
  • Next, add in the eggs one at a time and beat the cupcake mix on a high speed.
    4 Medium Eggs
  • Add in the milk and vanilla extract and mix again.
    3 tablespoons Milk, 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • Lastly, add in the flour and salt, mix on a medium speed for a minute until the cake mixture is well incorporated.
    250 g Self-raising flour, 1 Pinch Salt
  • Divide the cupcake batter between the cake cases filling each one up ¾'s of the way full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes in your pre-heated oven. To test if the cupcakes are cooked, simply poke the center of one of the cakes with a skewer, if it comes out clean its done. If there is a little cake batter stuck to it, pop it back into the oven for a couple more minutes.
  • Once baked leave the cupcakes in the tin for a few minutes to cool before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling properly.

To decorate the cupcakes

  • First add in the icing sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and water into a mixing bowl and stir until you have a smooth chocolate glaze icing (you may need to add in a little more water to get a runnier consistency).
    150 g Icing sugar, 3 tablespoons Water, 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract, 27 g Cocoa powder
  • Add about a teaspoon of glaze icing to each of the vanilla cupcakes.

How to make the Christmas pudding decorations

  • Next, shape the white fondant to look like the white sauce used on Christmas puddings and place each one on top of the chocolate icing.
    240 g White fondant icing
  • Roll out the green fondant and cut holly leaf shapes. Then add two leaves to the top of each Christmas-themed cupcake.
    240 g Green fondant
  • Now shape the red fondant into small red balls, so they are about the size of berries. Again, add two to each cupcake. You have finished the ultimate Christmas pudding cupcakes; all that’s left is to enjoy.
    60 g Red fondant
    Christmas Pudding cupcakes with fondant holly leaves


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Tips & Tricks
Make sure the vanilla cupcakes have fully cooled before adding the toppings, otherwise the chocolate glaze topping won't set properly when decorating your cupcakes.


Calories: 555kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 5gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 30mgPotassium: 87mgFiber: 2gSugar: 68gVitamin A: 606IUCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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