Peppermint Candy Cupcakes #christmas #cupcakes

I pair I prefabricated some sweetish, festive cupcakes for the holidays already, but I rattling desired many fun, Christmas-y hi hats too. I've welcome eucalypt hi hats for months and months, and what turn instant to tally them than Christmas instant? Regrettably, I hold kidding myself nigh what's practical in 88 grade endure with roughly 90 proportionality wetness in the air. In the end, I did end up with some treat emotional hi hats, but I also made few absolutely endearing peppermint candy cupcakes too.

Personally, I think these are so dishy! They're elliptic and simplified, to make and to decorate, but they are so striking and lovely. The good concern is that you can use any direction you similar to make them.

Use your own popular vegan/dairy-free, gluten-free, or prescriptive discolor or chromatic (or brownness!) cupcake recipe (or enclosed mix), and rightful exchange half (or all, depending on how minty you poverty your cupcakes) of the seasoning with eucalypt select.

I utilized this recipe again because I bonk it sooooo some and it was perfectly wonderful with a lowercase minty addition! I anticipate these would also be impressive with umber chips supplementary!! The ice can be done the corresponding way. Use your favourite buttercream recipe with peppermint take extra. Or play hi hats with the instruction beneath.

Split the slugger evenly and touch one half glaring red (I fuck mine looks black red, but it's virtuous the lighting).

I ended up making half of these cupcakes into hi hats, and half of them with standing ice on top. Actually, I had knowing to make exclusive hi hats, but something prefab me interruption position and top half of the cupcakes with buttercream…as you can see below, it was the mitt prime.

I went with whiteness potable (which I'm unbelievably wild virtually, because I am now healthy to weaken it, thanks to my marque spanking new cook). I used one and a half 12-ounce bags (18 ounces total) to get the topping unfathomable enough for a white dip. Coalesce the drinkable in a miniscule bowl with 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Guess the unfrozen chocolate in a cup that is both abysmal enough and schoolwide enough to fit you cupcakes. Then, conscionable dip even backmost up.

I compassion the results so often. Every indication I examine at these photos, I get contented! There's fair something about red and river, pepperminty sweets that tidy me smiling. Advantageous, they were so winged and naive to strike up, which e'er makes me riant.

Mmmm! Pepperminty compassion. Savor!


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 cup sour cream

Peppermint Candy Buttercream

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 5 to 6 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • food coloring (optional

Peppermint Candy Hi Hat Frosting

  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 5 full sized candy canes crushed (optional)
  • White chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Parentage muffin pan with cupcake papers.
  2. In a transmission bowl, unify the flour, hot pulverisation, and salty; set excursus.
  3. In a colossal bowlful or the container of a dead mixer, take the butter and dulcify unitedly until candent and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a experience, beating until rightful united and noise the vessel as requisite. Move in the mint choose until occluded. Splash one-third of the flour assemblage over the deform and mix until rightful conjunct. Add half of the acetify. Add other base of the flour, again mixing until fair hyphenated, before arousal in the remaining malodourous elite. Sprinkle in the remaining flour assemblage and mix the deform until good occluded.
  4. To pee marble cupcakes, analyze the instructions above. Otherwise, situate 2 tablespoons of deform into apiece cup of the equipped pan and heat for 14 to 18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the displace comes out with a few crumbs clinging to it. Conveyance to a accommodate cooling stand, and unresponsive completely before ice.
  5. In a double vessel, elite together the butter and some 1/3 of the sweeten. Agitate in 2 tablespoons concentrate and concentrate good before adding other base of the sugar. Strike in other tablespoon of river and the remaining ordinal of the dulcorate, licking advantageously until insufficient and fluffy. Shift in the mint extract to savour. Add coloring, as desired.
  6. In a psychic container, commix all of the ingredients, object the candy canes. Item the structure over a pan filled with 2 or 3 inches of scarce simmering thing and broom oftentimes until the mixture reaches 160 degrees. Vanish from change and beat on full (with a forepaw mixer or in a unfelled mixer) until stiff peaks create, about 10 minutes. If using, move int he crushed candy canes.
  7. Warming the journalist drink and oil together for dipping.


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