CHRISTMAS CUPCAKES

GREAT little CUPCAKES for NOËL

 I'm baking these fun llittle things today . . . . 
Christmas Tree Cupcakes from CANADIAN Living 
Ingredients
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
2 teaspoons baking powder 
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
1/8 teaspoon salt 
3 tablespoons butter, softened 
1 1/2 cups white sugar 
2 eggs 
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 
1 cup milk 

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside. 
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.


Bake for 15 to 17 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
When cool, swirl green frosting in the shape of a tree, add sprinkles and a fondant star.