If you follow me on Instagram you may already know about these delicious cupcakes I made, but I wanted to share the recipe in case any of you wanted to try it out! These chocolate peppermint cupcakes make the perfect holiday treat!
For the Cake:
1 box chocolate cake mix (I used Betty Crocker "chocolate fudge")
1 1/4 cups water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
For the Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp peppermint extract
2 tbsp milk
4 cups powdered sugar
Mix cake ingredients according to directions on box. Spoon batter into cupcake liners, making them each 2/3 full. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Let cool.
Cream together the butter and shortening, then blend in the peppermint extract. Add powdered sugar, one cup at a time. Beat in the milk, until you get a light and fluffy consistency.
Pipe frosting onto the cupcakes, sprinkle with crushed candy canes and enjoy!