Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Icing

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Every holiday should have their own cupcake. Or every cupcake should have their own holiday. One of those. In my next life I might be a cupcake blogger. I ‘get’ why those cupcake bloggers are incredibly popular. Cupcakes are just so darned cute, and they seem to make people happy.

My happy self chose Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Icing to represent the holiday season this year.

These are a nice little chocolate cupcake with a simple, peppermint tinted icing.

Crushed candy canes are the perfect complement for the minty icing. They add a little festive color to the cakes. Use green candy canes too for additional holiday cheer.

Or place a candy cane on the icing… then your guests can choose to eat it or not. Plus, I think it looks pretty swanky with a mini-candy-cane on top.

I did a combo of both. If you don’t care for the crunch of candy canes on your cupcakes, use your own edible holiday decor. Candy Cane Kisses would be extra cute too.

Big thumbs up from my little guy on these cupcakes (he’s quite the experienced 7 year old taste tester, so you can trust him). Happy Birthday today to my Mom! I’m sending you a virtual cupcake for the big day (and as they say… the gift is in the mail).

This recipe can be found here:  Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Icing

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Shaun wrote:

    This is a really great idea, I like it so much I think I’m going to try them out later today. Even if Christmas is past already the pics just look so good.

  • Reeni wrote:

    The perfect cupcake for Christmas dessert! YUM!

  • Lee wrote:

    These look amazing, the photos are fantastic. I want to try this NOW.

  • Leslie wrote: festive and yummy

  • Laurie wrote:

    YEAH for chocolate and peppermint candy!! My favorite combination! And this looks wonderful! 🙂

  • Grace wrote:

    happy birthday to your mother figure!
    meanwhile, i’d like to skip the cupcakes and apply the peppermint icing directly to my tongue. 🙂

  • Cookie baker Lynn wrote:

    I didn’t even know I wanted cupcakes till I saw your post. Now I’ll be thinking of those gorgeous cupcakes all day!