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Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
Course: Dessert
Servings: 20
Author: Lizzy Early
  • Chocolate Cake:
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream or yogurt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Peppermint Frosting:
  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract more if desired
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. milk more if needed
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • Crushed Candy Canes for decoration
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, oil, milk, sour cream and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until and inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add peppermint and vanilla extract, cocoa powder and milk. Slowly add in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time until you reach your desired consistency. If the frosting becomes too thick, add more milk.
  5. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with crushed candy canes!