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Monday, December 21, 2009

Candy Cane Cupcakes

I thought it might be fun to bake some candy cane cupcakes, so I created a recipe! Mine turned out pretty good although, I ran out of powdered sugar so my frosting wasn't exactly how I wanted it. I had fun baking these and I hope you will too!

Don't those look yum! Here is my recipe.

Candy Cane Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 large egg
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup hot water

1.  Place all the ingredients (except the hot water) in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

2.  Divide batter into lined cupcake pans and bake 20-24 minutes until cupcakes rise and a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the center of one.

3. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

3  cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons softened butter
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
5-6 candy canes for garnish

1.  In a bowl mix together powdered sugar and milk with an electric mixer.

2.  Add the butter and mix.

3.  Add the vanilla and peppermint oil and mix well. (I also swirled a few drops of red food coloring in the frosting to make it look like a peppermint.)
**This is my rough estimate of what I created.You may need to add more powdered sugar or milk depending on the consistency of the frosting you want. You could probably cut this frosting recipe in half because when I made it, it made probably twice as much as I actually used.

Put your candy canes in a baggie and crush them up. I used a rolling pin. Frost each cupcake with the frosting and then top with the crushed candy cane. If you wait until you have all the cupcakes frosted before you add the candy canes then they won't stick as well.

If you make these cupcakes, let me know how they turn out! :) Enjoy!!


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  1. So, you know cupcakes are the way to my heart, right? These look awesome. :)

  2. They turned out pretty good! You should make them! :)

  3. I should, except that I'm the only one who will eat them and goodness knows, I don't need that many cupcakes. :)

  4. those are so cute, peppermints hurt my belly though, I love the spearamint ones!! I dont think spearamint would taste very good in a cupcake lol!