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Chocolate-Peppermint Cupcakes

Delight your guests with yummy chocolate cupcakes that are topped with peppermint frosting - perfect dessert for Christmas.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) dark chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
teaspoon peppermint extract

Peppermint Frosting

1
cup butter, softened
1/4
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
box (1 lb) powdered sugar (4 cups)
4
to 6 tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon peppermint extract
24
small candy canes

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat butter, cocoa and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in 4 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon peppermint extract. Beat in enough remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cupcakes. Garnish each with 1 candy cane.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In large bowl, beat butter, cocoa and powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Beat in 4 tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon peppermint extract. Beat in enough remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cupcakes. Garnish each with 1 candy cane.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
282
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
272mg
272%;
Total Carbohydrate
43g
43%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.