Chocolate Cupcake Recipe With Chocolate Peppermint Icing: What Holiday Dreams Are Made Of by 30Seconds Food

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe With Chocolate Peppermint Icing: What Holiday Dreams Are Made Of

These minty chocolate cupcakes with chocolate peppermint icing need to be on your table this holiday season. The holiday recipes starts with a box chocolate cake mix, and ends with a homemade peppermint icing and crushed peppermints. The chocolate cupcakes are super moist and the frosting super creamy. They are irresistible!

Make a batch of these chocolate cupcakes with white peppermint icing and display together. How pretty! These easy chocolate cupcakes are so festive and make a wonderful teacher gift or surprise for friends and family. Serve with a big mug of homemade hot chocolate

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes (approximately) 
Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: Makes about 2 dozen


  • 1 box (15 ounces) chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients to make it
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peppermint syrup
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk or nut milk
  • candy canes, crushed

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Make cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepot. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder. Add the peppermint syrup and powdered sugar, a 1/2 cup at a time, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add milk and continue beating until it's at a frosting consistency. 
  3. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes.

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Holiday heaven! 🎄
Julie Rose
Must. Make. These. 😍
Elisa Schmitz
Ooooh, these look so good! Festive and fun, and easy, too. Merry merry yummy yummy! :-)
Elisa Schmitz
I made a version of these with yellow cake, and added chocolate chips, then the yummy chocolate peppermint frosting. I added a candy cane “straw” on top. Everyone loved them! Donna John

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