Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tingling, too..
I can’t believe the holidays are already almost upon us! With all the ups and downs that 2020 has brought, I think the holidays are one of the few things that we’ve had to look forward to this year! With that said, I’ve been busy planning Christmas content and recipes to share with you, and today, I’m spreading some cheer with 2 easy cupcake recipes that I made using the KitchenAid 7 Speed Cordless Hand Mixer! Plus, I’ll be giving 1 lucky person a chance to win the mixer! Read on for more details!
The recipes, themselves, are pretty simple (and obviously, delicious). These cupcakes are a little bit more about how you dress them up. As you can see, they have sugared cranberries and fun Christmas tree toppers that you can easily make at home! While equally as cute and festive, there’s one for the vanilla lovers and one for the chocolate lovers. Serve these as dessert for your Christmas dinner, or wrap them up and gift to your loved ones!
I always say that I’ve never been a big baker. But I must admit that my interest has definitely grown over the last year. This is, in part, due to my little nieces, who love to bake with me whenever we get together. And it’s also, in part, due to the fact that I now have the appropriate tools in the kitchen.
Living in a downtown Toronto loft, we don’t have that much room in the kitchen to play with, let alone plugs! I could also never seem to find a hand mixer that I loved. Enter: the KitchenAid Cordless Suite, which I’ve been using and loving for the last few months.
The Cordless Suite has 3 products: the Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender, the 5 Cup Cordless Food Chopper, and the 7 Speed Cordless Hand Mixer. I use all 3 religiously and they save me a tonne of time and hassle (as I shared in this video on my Instagram channel). It’s so helpful to not have to fumble around for a plug every time I want to blend, chop, or mix something. I can use each of these products on any surface in my house, which comes in handy for creating content as a food blogger too! Whether you’re a food blogger, a foodie, home chef, or just love to cook and bake delicious treats, the cordless suite will give you so much more flexibility and space to handily make whatever your heart desires! With the holidays around the corner, there’s no better time to gift yourself a product from the KitchenAid Cordless Suite 😉 (or see below for how you can enter to possibly win one).
The KitchenAid 7 Speed Cordless Hand Mixer was absolutely indispensable for these recipes. I used it for the cupcake batter and the frosting for each of the cupcakes. One of the things I love most about it is the design, which enables it to stand upright on its own, thereby taking up less counter space. As its name suggests, it has 7 speeds and a soft start feature which brings the beaters up to your desired speed gradually. This is very helpful for keeping flour inside of a mixing bowl, let me just tell you 😊. On full charge, you can make up to 200 cookies; and then to recharge completely, it only takes 2 hours or less.
…But I digress – back to the cupcake recipes!
The white one is a vanilla cupcake topped with a white chocolate butter cream and sugared cranberries, and the dark one is a simple chocolate cupcake topped with white frosting, coconut shavings, and the cutest lil’ Christmas tree toppers! Each is incredibly moist, yummy, easy to make, and totally holiday-appropriate. You’ll wow your loved ones on Christmas Day. Here are the recipes.
Because I love my KitchenAid Cordless products so much and I want to spread more cheer before the holidays, I’m giving 1 lucky person a chance to win their very own KitchenAid 7 Speed Cordless Hand Mixer (a value of approx. $99.99). To win, you must follow all the rules in this Instagram post. Good luck!
I do hope you try both of these cupcake recipes for the holidays!
*This post was done in partnership with KitchenAid Canada. But as always, all opinions are 100% my own.