Rich chocolate cupcakes topped with a fluffy peppermint buttercream make a dessert that is perfect for your Christmas dessert table!
Chocolate and peppermint is such a popular combination in the winter. While you can serve it anytime of year I really think that it screams winter and especially Christmas. That’s why when I went to look for a recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes I was shocked I didn’t have one!
I have a chocolate cupcake with peppermint swirl recipe but not a plain Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake recipe. I knew I needed to correct that immediately so I got busy.
I whipped up a simply chocolate cake recipe and added just a bit of peppermint extract. Peppermint is a very strong flavor so you have to watch how much you use. Chocolate is also a strong flavor so you can add a little more to the cupcake than the frosting.
The cupcakes came out amazing. The crumb was perfect and while you could taste the peppermint it did not overwhelm the chocolate which is how you want these cupcakes to taste. Now on to the frosting.
After thinking about it I made a fluffy buttercream and added peppermint extract. Since I think of the color red when I think of peppermint I added in red food coloring. Then I piped it onto the chocolate cupcakes.
I finished it off with candy Christmas trees and red and green sprinkles. I actually had several different types of holiday sprinkles so I put a few different ones on top.
I thought they turned out really cute and they tasted great. Definitely a treat that I’ll be serving up for the holidays this year.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 430Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 354mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 42gProtein: 3g
A Hezzi-D original recipe
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