Peppermint Cupcakes

Peppermint Cupcakes created by bricookie55

I adapted this recipe from one I found in a magazine at Christmas time. They are delicious and a very festive dessert for holiday parties! You can use any boxed chocolate cake mix, I just listed my favorite. Just be sure to follow the directions on the box of whatever brand you use. Allow extra time for cooling the cupcakes.

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ingredients

  • 12 candy canes
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) box of duncan hines moist deluxe devil's food cake mix
  • 1 13 cups water
  • 12 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 14 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 16 ounces vanilla frosting

directions

  • Place the candy canes in a food processor or blender and grind to a fine powder.
  • Line two muffin pans (12 cups each) with cupcake liners and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Blend dry cake mix, water, oil, eggs, and peppermint extract in a mixing bowl at low speed for 30 seconds, beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in 1/4 cup of the candy cane powder, reserving the rest.
  • Divide batter among muffin pans and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean after stuck into the center.
  • Once cupcakes are removed from oven cool them completely.
  • While cupcakes are cooling, stir remaining candy cane powder into the vanilla frosting.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes and enjoy, or store in an airtight container.
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"I adapted this recipe from one I found in a magazine at Christmas time. They are delicious and a very festive dessert for holiday parties! You can use any boxed chocolate cake mix, I just listed my favorite. Just be sure to follow the directions on the box of whatever brand you use. Allow extra time for cooling the cupcakes."

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  1. R Register
    Loved the cool taste of the peppermint and who can go wrong with chocolate! These would be great for a baby shower for someone having a girl or for Christmas time. I was looking for a way to use a box of candy canes I picked up at the end of the holiday or that ingredient would be hard to find year round. My icing was a bit thick so I might add more of the candy cane mixture to the batter next time.
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  2. whtbxrmom
    I had lots of peppermint hard candy so I used those instead of candy canes to make these cupcakes. They were so good! The entire family enjoyed them. Can't wait for the holiday sales. Looks like we'll be buying lots of candy canes this year!
  3. bricookie55
    Peppermint Cupcakes Created by bricookie55
  4. bricookie55
    We loved these! All I could really find to use in place of candy canes were Altoid mints crushed finely in my food processor. It worked well; it made the cupcakes and frosting very minty and refreshing! I used my own homemade buttercream frosting with the peppermint powder folded in. Thank you for posting! Made for PAC Spring 2010.
  5. SarahBeth
    These are soooo good! I love mint and chocolate -- one of my favorite food/flavor combos EVER! I made these as directed, except I used peppermints since it is not yet candy cane season! I will definitely be making these again around Christmas time! :) [MADE FOR PAC FALL 2009!]
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