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5 from 13 votes

Snowman Cupcakes

Prep time
25 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
45 mins



  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of GF all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 3 to 3.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tbsp butter, softened
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • large marshmallows for snowman face
  • red and yellow mini M&M's for buttons
  • blue mini M&M's for eyes
  • orange mini M&M's for nose
  • GF pretzel sticks for arms


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line cupcake liners in a muffin pan. Makes about 18 cupcakes.
  2. Mix butter and sugar in a bowl and then mix in eggs.
  3. Add flour, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add milk and then vanilla extract.
  5. Stir well, and divide evenly between 18 cupcake liners.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool and then transfer to a wire rack.
  7. While the cupcakes are baking, make the buttercream frosting. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla extract, and milk. Mix together with a spatula and then use an egg beater or mixer machine if you have one. This makes the frosting smoother and creamy.  Start with 3 cups of powdered sugar and if you need more, then add another ½ cup. If you want more frosting, you can double the amounts for the frosting recipe.
  8. Frost the cupcakes with the buttercream frosting. 
  9. Make the snowman face by adding 2 blue mini M&M's for eyes and 1 orange mini M&M for nose. It will stick to marshmallow with a dot of frosting. Lay marshmallow down so the M&M's have time to stay on. 
  10. Add red or yellow mini M&M's to frosting as snowman buttons. Stick GF pretzel sticks into frosting for arms.
  11. Add snowman head to frosted cupcake as the last step. 
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