Skip to Content

Home » The Grinch Cupcakes

The Grinch Cupcakes

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links.

These Grinch Cupcakes look cute and taste so good it will knock the grouchiness right out of you! They are the perfect holiday treat and the kids love them!

grinch cupcakes

What You Will Need to Make The Grinch Cupcakes:

For The Cupcakes:

  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • Milk

For The Frosting:

grinch cupcakes

How to Make The Grinch Cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.

In a bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt together. Sift before adding to the other ingredients.

In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then add in the vanilla.

Add the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, alternately with the milk; beat well.

Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake and it comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely before frosting.

grinch cupcakes

Frosting Directions:

Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy. Note: If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.

Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time and mix well.

Add several drops of green gel food coloring.  Mix well.

When the color is right scoop the green frosting into a pastry bag with a star tip.

Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.

Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.

Place a heart sprinkle in the center of the frosted cupcake.

Serve and Enjoy!

grinch cupcakes

Want More Grinch Recipes? Check out:

Plus, we have a ton more Grinch Ideas here.

grinch cupcakes
The Grinch Cupcakes

The Grinch Cupcakes

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

These Grinch Cupcakes look cute and taste so good it will knock the grouchiness right out of you! They are the perfect holiday treat and the kids love them!

Ingredients

For The Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/3 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup Milk

For The Frosting:

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (at room temperature)
  • 4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Green Gel Food Coloring
  • Pastry Bag
  • Star Tip
  • Red Heart Sprinkles

Instructions

Cupcake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt together. Sift before adding to the other ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then add in the vanilla.
  5. Add the flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, alternately with the milk; beat well.
  6. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cake and it comes out clean.
  8. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting Directions:

  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy. Note: If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  2. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time and mix well.
  3. Add several drops of green gel food coloring. Mix well.
  4. When the color is right scoop the green frosting into a pastry bag with a star tip.
  5. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  6. Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
  7. Add a single red heart sprinkle in the center of each cupcake
  8. Serve and Enjoy!

Recommended Products

As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

How to Clean Baby Toys Naturally!
← Read Last Post
Snowflake Sugar Cookies
Read Next Post →

Grinch Cake Mix Crinkle Cookies – 3 Boys and a Dog

Saturday 14th of November 2020

[…] think these Grinch Cupcakes at Simplistically Living are so […]

Christmas Grinch Recipes • The Diary of a Actual Housewife - Winter diy, winter outfits, winter Ideas, winter photo

Friday 13th of November 2020

[…] The Grinch Cupcakes – Simplistically Residing […]

The Grinch Cocktail Recipe (With Video)| Simplistically Living

Tuesday 20th of October 2020

[…] Grinch Cupcakes […]

50 Best Grinch Christmas Party Ideas - Prudent Penny Pincher

Tuesday 20th of November 2018

[…] Grinch Cupcakes from Simplistically Living […]

The Grinch Crafts For Kids - Love Laughter Family

Monday 19th of November 2018

[…] Why not try these delicious looking cupcakes, find the recipe here at simplisticallyliving.com […]