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Peppermint Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

Spice up a box of chocolate cake with a little bit of peppermint oil to make these delicious Peppermint Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing.  So easy and so good!

It’s so easy to make peppermint cupcakes.

  1. Start with a box of devils’ food cake mix and follow the instructions on the box, plus add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint oil.
  2. Bake as directed.
  3. Let the cupcakes cool completely and then top with buttercream frosting.
Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

I have this thing about my homemade buttercream icing.  I am not sure what it is – perhaps the simplicity of the recipe is what gets me.  Or perhaps it is the smooth, creamy, and sweet taste.  It doesn’t matter!  I just love it and like to use it on pretty much every cupcake I make.

Chocolate Cupcakes in muffin pan

Buttercream frosting is easy to make and it only takes a few ingredients.  Since it is homemade, you control what ingredients go into it.  You can use organic powdered sugar, organic milk, organic butter, and organic vanilla extract.

Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla, chocolate, and peppermint = heaven.

These sweet treats are great for holidays, birthdays, or just because.

chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting
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Peppermint Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing

Spice up a box of chocolate cake with a little bit of peppermint oil to make these delicious Peppermint Cupcakes with Buttercream Icing.  So easy and so good!
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Buttercream, chocolate, Cupcake, peppermint
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 215kcal
Author Lynda

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix Devil’s Food flavor
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • Buttercream Icing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare cake mix according to directions on box, adding 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint oil.
  • Spoon into muffin tin that has been lined with cupcake liners.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely before decorating with buttercream icing.

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Notes

The nutritional information excludes buttercream topping.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 253mg | Sugar: 15g

If you want to make a statement, then unwrap Andes after-dinner mints and place them atop the cupcakes.  Alternatively, at Christmas sprinkle some crushed peppermint on top to make them festive.  To make children happy, top them with multi-colored sprinkles or miniature chocolate chips.

Peppermint Cupcakes

Remember, all things in moderation, even cupcakes.


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