Peppermint Cuppy Cakes

By Vanessa on December 16, 11

I know I’ve been a little delinquent on my posts the last couple of months. This time of the year is my favorite for baking and creating, but unfortunately my boys and I have had trouble fighting off the germs this season :( I have all kinds of fun ideas swirling around in my head but every time I get all my ingredients purchased and ready, I come down with another cold, grrrrr. I hope to be better by this weekend so I can make a mountain of Christmas cookies and treats to give out… wish me luck!

In the meantime, I wanted to share this easy peppermint cupcake recipe I made for a work holiday party last year.  Peppermint is definitely my favorite flavor of the season and I’m always finding ways to incorporate it!

What You Need:

Makes 24 mini cupcakes

  • Favorite Chocolate Cake Recipes – homemade or box cake mix
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Peppermint Extract
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Mini cupcake liners
  • Mini muffin pan
  • Plastic piping bag fit with a star shaped decorating tip


  1. Make chocolate cake mix according to directions.  Add 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract. (I find a little goes a long with with peppermint extract)
  2. Line mini muffin pan with liners and fill a little more than half way (tip: use a mini ice cream scoop to make uniform sized cupcakes)
  3. Bake according to directions and allow to cool completely
  4. Mix in 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract into vanilla frosting
  5. Using a wooden skewer or food safe paint brush, paint verticle lines of red food coloring inside your piping bag
  6. Fill piping bag with vanilla frosting, careful not to smear your red lines too much
  7. Pipe small swirls on top of your mini cuppy cakes.
  8. Taste test a couple of cuppy cakes :)

Mmm… maybe I’ll make these again this year. I think I have all the ingredients on hand too!!

Happy Holidays!

*Peace, Love, & Cupcakes*


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14 Responses to “Peppermint Cuppy Cakes”

  1. Fantastic website. Plenty of helpful information here.

    I am sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thank you for your sweat!

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  3. amy says:

    Oh, you’re torturing me! Peppermint and chocolate is my FAVORITE combo! And I’m hungry right now! My tummy was already rumbling, then you show me this?! I just want to lick the screen…lol. Thanks so much for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!

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