Chocolate Peppermint cupcakes

For this recipe you will need a box mix of chocolate cake, I used president’s choice gluten free chocolate cake mix found at Super Stores aroundCalgary!( usually 5.99 a box however  I got this on sale for $2.99

Mix the cake as per package directions however add:
1 tablespoon of peppermint extract or 1-1/2 tablespoons if you prefer a more distinct peppermint flavour! Then bake per package directions for the cupcakes!

You will also need the following to “garnish” your cupcakes…

4-5 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Chocolate OR Vanilla frosting, recipe follows…


8tbs of butter or margarine (softened)

4 cups of powered sugar

1/3 cup water, milk or rice milk

1/2 cocoa powder (omit for vanilla frosting)

1 tsp of vanilla

In a mixing bowl soften butter, add liquid, powdered sugar, cocoa and vanilla. Beat until smooth, frost on cooled cupcakes.

Top each cupcake with crushed candy canes!


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