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Chocolate-Peppermint Cupcakes

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Chocolate-Peppermint Cupcakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 24
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Delight your guests with yummy chocolate cupcakes that are topped with peppermint frosting - perfect dessert for Christmas.
Updated Feb 16, 2021

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

Steps

  • 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.

Nutrition Information

282 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 43g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

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