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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  • Debbie wrote:

    These look DELICIOUS! Love the “swanky” look! LOL! I will be trying these out FOR SURE! THANKS!

  • VeggieGirl wrote:

    These cupcakes certainly make ME happy!! 🙂

  • Megan wrote:

    I love chocolate and peppermint together during the holidays. These sound delicious!

  • Roger. wrote:

    woohoo! more xmas treats!

  • Michelle wrote:

    I can almost taste them! How adorable….I love the candy cane on top!

  • Adam wrote:

    The candy cane makes it look swanky… haha that cracked me up.

    Chocolate and mint are a real nice winter treat, I think you did an awesome job. I think you’ve got our holiday sweet teeth covered well 🙂

  • Laura wrote:

    Mmmm… the prevalence of chocolate and peppermint is my favorite thing about baking during the holidays I think.

  • Patsyk wrote:

    That cupcake could put a smile on anyone’s face! So pretty and festive!

  • Peter M wrote:

    Lori, the ever-crafty one in the kitchen…neigbors HAVE to luv ya.

  • Manggy wrote:

    Happy birthday to Recipe Mom! 😀 I’m sure she can almost taste the virtual yumminess 😉 I’m not much of a candy eater (especially hard candy), but dragees (or more icing!) would be just fine 🙂

  • biz319 wrote:

    Cupcakes are awesome!

    Love the snowman! 😀

  • Happy cook wrote:

    Wow the wupcake slooks so yumm. I would love to have few of them.
    We will just have to drool on it as your mom will be doing seeing those fabulous cupcakes.
    Happy birthday to your mom.

  • Bunny wrote:

    Happy Birthday recipe Girl’s Mom!!! These cupcakes scream the holiday season, very nice!

  • Judy@nofearentertaining wrote:

    Looks delicious. I need to make something for my youngest ones class party! This may be it!

  • Catherine Wilkinson wrote:

    Very nice! This is a great Christmas project…I’m going to make these with some young kids. Photos are awesome!

  • cherie wrote:

    It doesn’t get any better than this for Christmas!

  • Daziano wrote:

    Happy Holidays, Recipe Girl!

  • Elle wrote:

    Love the photos, they look so festive! And I’m sure the cupcakes taste as delicious as they look, too!

  • Robin Sue wrote:

    These look lovely. Your photos turned out wonderful! Looks like you always have so much fun baking!

  • gigi wrote:

    Happy Birthday to your Mom!

    These looks scrumptious, I love anything mint!