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 🙂
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
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.