These Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes are bursting with flavor! A simple chocolate cake mix is turned into a luscious holiday treat. And then if that’s not enough, topped with Buttercream Peppermint Frosting and a mini Peppermint Pattie. 

These Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes are bursting with flavor! A simple chocolate cake mix is turned into a luscious holiday treat. And then if that's not enough, topped with Buttercream Peppermint Frosting.

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.

York Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

These Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes are perfect for any occasion really. But would make your Christmas Dessert Table shine! They are super easy to make too.

These Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes are bursting with flavor! A simple chocolate cake mix is turned into a luscious holiday treat. And then if that's not enough, topped with Buttercream Peppermint Frosting and a mini Peppermint Pattie.

The cupcakes start with a simple chocolate cake mix, I used Devil’s Food. Then I like to add ingredients to make the mix taste homemade – 4 eggs instead of 3 and instead of milk, I used International Delight York Peppermint Pattie Coffee Creamer.

These Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes are bursting with flavor! A simple chocolate cake mix is turned into a luscious holiday treat. And then if that's not enough, topped with Buttercream Peppermint Frosting and a mini Peppermint Pattie.

After they are baked and cooled, I added Buttercream Peppermint Frosting, similar to my favorite Buttercream Frosting but instead of all butter, I substituted half with shortening to get the bright white color, and I added peppermint extract instead of vanilla. Often times vanilla can color frosting, unless you use white vanilla extract.

The frosting is then piped on with a large round decorator tip, I used #2A. Then blue sprinkles and topped with a mini York Peppermint Pattie candy.

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

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Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

These Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes are bursting with flavor! A simple chocolate cake mix is turned into a luscious holiday treat. And then if that's not enough, topped with Buttercream Peppermint Frosting.

After they are baked and cooled, I added Buttercream Peppermint Frosting, similar to my favorite Buttercream Frosting but instead of all butter, I substituted half with shortening to get the bright white color, and I added peppermint extract instead of vanilla. Often times vanilla can color frosting, unless you use white vanilla extract.

  • Author: HoosierHomemade.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix – I used Devil’s Food
  • 1 cup International Delight York Peppermint Coffee Creamer
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 1/3 cup oil

Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk – depending on consistency
  • 1-2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Garnish

  • Blue Sprinkles
  • Mini York Peppermint Pattie Candy

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in pans
  2. In a large bowl, combine cupcake ingredients and beat until smooth, about 5 minutes on medium speed
  3. Fill cupcake liners using a cookie dough scoop
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

Frosting

  1. Whip butter and shortening until creamy
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar alternating with milk
  3. Beat in peppermint extract

Decorate

  1. Fill a decorator bag fitted with a #2A tip with frosting
  2. Swirl on frosting
  3. Add sprinkles and candy if desired

Notes

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

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