Chocolate-Peppermint Cupcakes

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

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

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. 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. 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. 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.

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