Can you believe we’re on the homestretch to Christmas? I don’t know about you, but the time has flown by so fast and I wish I had some more time to celebrate the Christmas season. But time waits for no one and flies by when you’re having fun. And we’ve had some fun this Christmas season. From light shows, to snow and our Homemade for the Holidays cookbook in the middle, to celebrate we’re sharing our Christmas Marble Cupcakes from the cookbook so that you can share in a little bit of the fun we’ve had this season.
Marble cupcakes are a real treat. With chocolate and vanilla swirled to multicolor variations, they are a fun and festive way to celebrate the Holidays.
The idea of ‘marbling’ two different colored cake batters together first originated in the 19th century in Germany. It is usually a mix of one lighter color and the other darker to give a contrasting effect. As time has gone by marble cakes have transformed and we see them in a variety of colours, flavors and even cupcakes.
As a child growing up, I remember my grandmother making chocolate and vanilla marble cakes for us often. They are something i’m very fond of so when I was making the list of cupcake for the Homemade for the Holidays Cookbook, Marble cupcakes seemed like a great addition.
They are a little different from her traditional marble cake, but the inspiration is there. With a vanilla cake base, we used the traditional red and green colours of the Holidays to make these tricolored Christmas treats. We also topped them with a marble buttercream to keep them looking festive.
These cupcakes are not only great for Christmas, but any occasion. Simply change the colours to suit your occasion and you’ve got a great dessert for your next gathering.
Dry making these dairy free by swapping out the milk for dairy free milk and using dairy free butter for the frosting, such as this one from CGA Caribbean.
Happy Holiday Baking everyone.