Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Author: Tammilee
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 3/4 C cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3/4 TBSP unsalted butter room temp
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1/4 C brewed coffee
  • Peppermint Frosting Ingredients:
  • 2 C powdered sugar sugar
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temp
  • 3 TBSP whipping cream
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 bag peppermint candy
  • 1 container chocolate sauce
Instructions
  1. Chocolate Cupcake Directions:
  2. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. - Add cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl stir until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  4. -Whisk the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil,peppermint extract, vanilla and coffee until completely smooth.
  5. -Pour half of the wet ingredients (eggs & oil mixture) into the dry ingredients( flour, cocoa mixture). Now add half of the buttermilk.
  6. -Beat together all of the above ingredients .
  7. -Add the remaining of the wet ingredients and buttermilk. Stirring to combine.
  8. -The batter will be a little thin.
  9. -Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
  10. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. -Allow to cool for 10 minutes while in the cupcake pan.
  12. -Remove from the cupcake pan placing on a wire rack until completely cool.
  13. Peppermint Frosting Directions:
  14. -Cream the butter, peppermint extract and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  15. -If it doesn't cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  16. -Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then....
  17. - Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.... mix well.
  18. -If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a round tip.
  19. -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  20. -Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
  21. -Drizzle with the chocolate sauce on the frosting.
  22. -Put a Peppermint candy on the center of the frosted cupcake.