Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe With 3-Ingredient Peppermint Frosting by 30Seconds Food

Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe With 3-Ingredient Peppermint Frosting

What happens when you combine chocolate and peppermint? Holiday heaven! The chocolate cupcakes are just a box mix – the peppermint frosting is the star of this holiday show. The peppermint frosting is made with powdered sugar, cream cheese and peppermint extract. So easy! Crushed candy canes add crunchiness and a festive touch. 

To make these moist chocolate cupcakes you will need a box of chocolate cake mix, powdered sugar, cream cheese in a tub, peppermint extract and candy canes for decorating. 

Serve this festive cupcake recipe for dessert at your next Christmas gathering to make the holidays extra merry and bright. It's an easy and delicious way to spread holiday cheer. Store the leftover cupcakes in an airtight container. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes (approximately)
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24





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Recipe Notes

  • You could add a few drops of peppermint extract to the cake mix before baking.
  • Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the fridge.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Prepare the cupcakes according to package directions. Allow to cool completely.
  2. To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and peppermint extract using an electric mixer until fluffy. 
  3. Frost the cupcakes with the icing and sprinkle with the crushed candy canes. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 92

Total Fat: 1.8g

Saturated Fat: 0.9g

Cholesterol: 2mg

Sodium: 53mg

Total Carbohydrate: 19.4g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 14.6g

Protein: 0.5g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 8mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 17mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Simple brilliance! What a perfect holiday dessert. Thanks for sharing the yummy, Gwen Johnson !
Donna John
What a great way to use up leftover candy canes!!
nadie007 🇲🇽
great recipe!
thanks a lot

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