Simple Snowman Cupcakes


Looking for a super fun holiday recipe that the kids are going to love? These Simple Snowman Cupcakes need to be on your holiday baking radar! You’re going to love how simple and easy they are and they taste great, too.

Best of all, the kids can easily help make these cupcakes and decorate them also. We are always looking for super fun activities to do in the kitchen and now that it’s time for holiday baking, these are definitely on our list!

If you’re ready for a fun and simple cupcake recipe that will have smiles on everyone’s face, you’re going to find comfort knowing that these cupcakes are really easy and adorable!

Make certain to check out our Snowman Cupcake Decorating Ideas as well!

Simple Snowman Cupcakes

Can’t we all agree that these are just the cutest? They’re not only cute, but they’re tasty, too. Imagine being able to chow down on these simple cupcakes after a long day.

They’re the perfect cupcakes to make and let the kids take over and decorate. And they can easily make sillier faces on these cupcakes as well.

Ingredients needed for Simple Snowman Cupcakes

Make certain to scroll down to the bottom for the printable recipe. Here are the simple ingredients that you’ll need to make this simple snowman cupcakes:

  • Cake mix
  • Butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Milk
  • Granulated sugar
  • Black decorating frosting
  • Orange decorating frosting

Once you’ve gathered up all your ingredients, it’ll be time to get started on creating the recipe.

And since you’re able to use a cake mix, this recipe is really, really simple. You can even easily change up the flavor of the cupcakes just by changing up the type of cake mix that you’re using!

Make strawberry snowman cupcakes, lemon, vanilla, or even something fun and funky, too.

Since these cupcakes are so simple to make, it’s not going to be hard for the kids to join in on the fun and help. They’ll love being able to mix the ingredients and pour them into the cupcake pan to bake up nice and pretty in the oven.

Using a cake mix is a simple way to take out a lot of hard work as well. Just be certain that you’re following the directions on the back of the box so that they turn out correctly and you’re accounting for those ingredients, too. (but trust me on this one – this is one of the easiest cupcake recipes, ever!)

Tips for Making These Snowman Cupcakes

The main thing to keep in mind when making these cupcakes is that you need to let them cool all the way before you start frosting them. If you don’t wait, you’re going to have a very melty snowman face instead.

And even if the kids get impatient, no worries. These cupcakes are still certain to taste awesome no matter what.

How do you store leftover cupcakes?

The easiest way to store leftover cupcakes is to keep them in an airtight container on the counter. Some people put them in the fridge, but I don’t. I like them to be nice and soft and room temperature.

Can you freeze cupcakes?

You can but if you’re going to freeze them, do so before you start to decorate them. You can always unthaw them and make up the frosting quickly and easily and decorate them at that point in time.

simple snowman cupcakes

Simple Snowman Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Inactive Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Love cupcakes? These simple snowman cupcakes are the best!


  • Cake mix + ingredients on box
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup sugar that will be in a smaller separate bowl
  • Decorating frosting - black and orange in color


  1. Make and bake the cupcakes according to the cake mix directions. Let them cool.
  2. Once they are cooling, use a mixer and mix the butter, sugar, and milk. This will make your frosting. 
  3. Take a spatula and frost each cupcake.
  4. Then dip into that extra bowl of sugar for the topping. 
  5. Make a snowman face with the black and orange gel frosting using a Wilton icing tip #5.

See how simple and fun this snowman cupcake recipe is? You’re going to love making these up for the kids!

More Snowman Desserts

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Snowman Pretzel Bites

Snowman Marshmallow Pops

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