Peppermint Cupcakes

These are soooooo yummy! You will want these cupcakes for your dessert table, I promise! How can you go wrong with chocolate, cream cheese frosting, and peppermint, I ask? You can’t!!

I used cupcakes that I made from my Chocolate Sour Cream Bundt Cake batter, but any cupcake recipe will do. For the frosting I used my cream cheese frosting recipe but I added some peppermint extract 🙂

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Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

2 blocks (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

2 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp peppermint extract

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In a mixer, combine cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add in the powdered sugar and mix until well blended. Add in extracts and mix a few minutes longer. Place frosting into a bag and snip a corner with a pair of scissors- about 1/4 inch wide. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and sprinkle crushed candy canes over top.

This frosting recipe will frost 2 dozen cupcakes.  Place about a dozen mini candy canes into a small zip baggie and crush with wooden mallet. Sprinkle over the frosting for a festive look.

Too easy!

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