Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes
My favourite treat for the holidays is chocolate with peppermint, so this recipe hits the spot! It’s also easy to make and adds a festive dessert on the table. Your family will want seconds! Happy Holidays!
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup hot water
1/2 cup cocoa powder
6 TBSP butter, room temp
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake paper liners.
-Whisk flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
-Whisk hot water and cocoa powder in a small bowl. Set aside.
-Using a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
-Mix the egg, vegetable oil, and vanilla until well combined.
-Add in the flour mixture, alternate with hot cocoa mix until there are no lumps.
-Using a large ice cream scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins until they are 3/4’s filled.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
-Remove from oven allowing cupcakes to cool in cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
-Take out of cupcake pan and place individual cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely.
1 cup butter, softened
2 cup powdered sugar
1 – 2 TBSP heavy cream
2 tsp peppermint extract
crushed candy canes
candy canes to stick on top
-Beat butter and sugar till combined
-Mix in heavy cream and extract and mix until blended.
-Spoon into a pastry bag with a large tip.
-Frost cupcakes from the outside working the tip toward the center of the cupcake.
-Sprinkle crushed candy canes and top with candy canes
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