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Christmas ornament mirror glaze cupcakes

Christmas ornament mirror glaze cupcakes

A vanilla cupcake filled with christmas sprinkles, topped with a mousse cake and drizzled in festive mirror glaze.
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 people
Calories 774 kcal


  • Electric hand mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • spatula
  • Half circle silicon molds
  • Standard cupcake pan
  • Large saucepan


Vanilla cupcakes with Christmas sprinkles

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 large egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ¾ cup sprinkles christmas

Vanilla Buttercream frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream

Mousse cake

  • 8 oz white chocolate
  • cup heavy cream divided
  • 3 tsp gelatin bloomed and then melted
  • 2 tbsp water cold
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce

MIrror glaze

  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • cups sugar
  • cup water
  • 12 oz white chocolate
  • 4 tsp gelatin
  • red food coloring
  • green food coloring
  • 18 Rolos


Vanilla cupcakes with Christmas sprinkles

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners and set aside (recipe made 18).
  • In a large mixing bowl and with electric mixer on low, add the flour, baking powder, salt and granulated sugar and mix for 1-2 minutes until well blended. Add in the softened butter and mix until mixture resembles a fine sand texture.
    Christmas ornament mirror glaze cupcakes
  • Add in the milk, egg, sour cream, oil and vanilla extract into dry ingredients. Blend well until completely incorporated. Add in the Christmas sprinkles and mix for another 25 seconds.
    Christmas ornament mirror glaze cupcakes
  • Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full (2 tbsp). Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow them to completely cool on a wire rack before frosting them.
    Christmas ornament mirror glaze cupcakes

Vanilla buttercream frosting

  • In a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter on low medium for 1-2 minutes until smooth. Add in the confectioner's sugar slowly, vanilla, and pinch of salt until combined. Lastly, add in the heavy cream and increase speed and beat until light and fluffy. Set aside until ready for assembly.

Mousse cake

  • Combine the white chocolate, ½ cup heavy cream, and salt in a microwavable bowl. Heat for 30 second intervals until melted. Stir after each interval. Add in vanilla extract and caramel. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Add gelatin to bowl and add cold water. Whisk and set aside to allow for the gelatin to absorb water.
  • Whip the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream to stiff peaks. Pour in half of the room temperature chocolate mixture, and gelatin (heat up for 10 seconds before adding to mixture to melt) and fold until combined. Add in the last of the chocolate mixture.
    Christmas ornament mirror glaze cupcakes
  • Pour mixture into silicon molds and allow them to set overnight. To remove them, gently cut the very top of the opening using a sharp knife and invert the mousse out of the molds. Set aside in fridge.
    Christmas ornament mirror glaze cupcakes

MIrror glaze

  • Bloom gelatin with ½ cup of water and set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Heat milk, sugar and water in a sauce pan over medium heat and bring to a simmer. Add in bloomed gelatin and stir until dissolved.
  • Place chocolate chips in a heat proof bowl. Pour hot mixture over chocolate and let sit for 5 minutes. Once chocolate has softened, use a blender to smooth mixture. Pour mixture through a strainer to remove any remaining lumps.
  • Allow glaze to cool to 91° before coloring and pouring. If it is too thin allow it to cool more, if it is too thick heat up for 10 seconds in a microwave.

Assembly of cupcakes

  • Drizzle each mousse cake with desired color of mirror glaze. Set on top of cupcake and add rolo candy on top. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 18peopleCalories: 774kcalCarbohydrates: 102gProtein: 8gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 101mgSodium: 141mgPotassium: 222mgFiber: 1gSugar: 89gVitamin A: 850IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 180mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Christmas, sprinkles, vanilla cupcake, mirror glaze, festive, holidays
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