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!(http://www.presidentschoice.ca/content/pc/en_CA/products/productlisting/pc-gluten-free-chocolate-cake-mix.html) usually 5.99 a box however Β 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…

Frosting

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!

Advertisements

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: