Last week I needed to make a dessert to take to work. I originally was going to make a red velvet layer cake decorated with a snowman and snowflakes. As the weekend wore on I knew that wasn’t going to happen. I searched a few of my favorite blogs for a festive recipe and came up with the peppermint mocha cupcakes.
These cupcakes smelled fabulous as they were baking, all chocolate and peppermint. I’m not a huge chocolate cake fan but they turned out pretty tasty. The icing gave me a fit. It did not want to come together. After 10 minutes of mixing with my hand-mixer it finally ended up working for me. I added white chocolate to the white icing and peppermint to the red icing. The end result was a delicious swirled buttercream. I loved the look and the taste of the icing.
This is definitely a great cupcake to take to parties or holiday gatherings. It's so pretty with the swirled frosting against the chocolate cupcake. Plus chocolate and peppermint always remind me of Christmas!