York Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

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Nothing beats a chocolate cupcake…except maybe one with peppermint! I love the cool creamy flavors of chocolate and peppermint together! Somehow it just screams the holidays to me!

Baking with peppermint flavoring can sometimes be difficult, the extracts and oil are very strong, so just an extra drop could make the cupcake taste overpowering. But luckily, International Delight has the answer!

I have used International Delight Coffee Creamers in several recipes…Irish Cream Push Pops, Chai Tea Latte Cupcakes and even a Heath Bar Milkshake. There are many different flavors to choose from, and it’s a super easy way to add extra flavor to your recipes.

We are making this recipe super easy by starting with a cake mix, any chocolate flavor will do, then you will substitute the milk for York Peppermint International Delight.

Add to the mixer along with the cake mix, 4 eggs and 1/3 cup oil.

After the batter is mixed well, divide into cupcake liners. I like using a cookie dough scoop to fill with, about 1/4 cup per regular liner. And in case you are wondering, the regular liners with the penguins are from Wilton and the mini liners are from Michael’s.

When I was deciding on the frosting, I wanted one that was cool, creamy and refreshing. I thought about a marshmallow frosting of some kind, then remembered that Cool Whip has a new frosting that I have wanting to try. It worked perfectly! The consistency is thick enough for piping, and the flavor is a great combination with the chocolate and peppermint!

And the Mini Cupcakes are just so stinkin’ cute you almost don’t want to eat them!

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Try all of the new Seasonal International Delight Flavors

  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • White Chocolate Raspberry
  • Peppermint Mocha
  • Hershey’s S’mores
  • Salted Caramel Mocha
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York Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes
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The perfect combination for the holidays or anytime! Chocolate and Peppermint with a fluffy frosting. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup International Delight York Peppermint Coffee Creamer
  • 4 eggs
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • COOL WHIP Frosting
  • Jumbo Round Tip
  • Blue Sanding Sugar
  • York Peppermint Patties
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix well
  3. Divide into liners and bake 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
  4. Cool completely
  5. Frost as desired - I used COOL WHIP Frosting
To frost cupcakes, fit a decorator bag with a jumbo round tip and fill with COOL WHIP frosting. Sprinkle edges with blue sanding sugar and top with York Peppermint Pattie

Linking to…Gooseberry Patch

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.



  1. Substituting the milk for flavored creamer is GENIUS! These look awesome!

  2. Mary says:

    How does this frosting stand up at room temp? or do these cupcakes have to be stored in refrig til just before being served?

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Hi Mary, the COOL WHIP Frosting is fine served at room temp, I actually like it better that way. But I wouldn’t leave them out for longer than a couple hours, just to be safe. Leftovers will need to be stored in the fridge.
      Happy Baking!

  3. DDana says:

    What brand of cake mix did you use. Most cake mixes I’ve used don’t require milk. How would you integrate the creamer if it doesn’t ?

    • CupcakeLady says:

      Any cake mix is fine. I always use buttermilk in place of the water on the package. So to substitute any flavor creamer, just substitute for the water.
      Thanks for stopping by!


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