Be Merry with the Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

| December 9, 2016 | 27 Comments


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!

Cupcake Ingredients:

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

Cupcake Directions:

-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.




Peppermint Frosting

Frosting Ingredients:

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

Frosting Directions: 

-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

I hope you enjoyed my Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes recipe as much as my family and I did. If you make it, make sure to share with us on Facebook or Twitter! Also, check out all of our other Recipes.


Peppermint Hot Cocoa Chocolate Cupcakes


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Category: Christmas, Desserts, Food, Recipes, Snacks

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Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

Comments (27)

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  1. loriag says:

    Those are very colourful and a definite eye pleaser. I bet they taste fantastic.

  2. Kristi says:

    These would be great for a holiday party!

  3. kristen visser says:

    oh my gosh how adorable are these!!!! They are absolutely perfect for the holidays and the canes canes are such a nice touch

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Oh my, these look so adorable and I’ll bet these taste super good too 🙂

  5. Cheryl says:

    They look super cute!! I love the candy cane on top! Great idea I will have to try 🙂

  6. Chandra O'Connor says:

    They looks so yummy but so pretty that it’s a shame to bite into them, not that I wouldn’t bite them I definitely would.

  7. AD says:

    These look great! They’re adorable and you can do so much in decorating them!

  8. Lynda Cook says:

    These are the perfect treat for Christmas, they look so good!!

  9. heidi c. says:

    My kids love peppermint hot chocolate so I know that these cupcakes would be a huge hit!

  10. Addrienne knight says:

    How many cupcakes does this make, gonna make for Christmas this year.

  11. Sarah Alexis says:

    I love the candy cane topper – what a creative and decorative touch!

  12. Desiree says:

    These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe 🙂

  13. s powell says:

    Thank you for this awesome recipe

  14. Cheryl H says:

    I love peppermint so this sounds delicious

  15. Darlene Demell says:

    These would go over really well in our house. Hubby and the grandchildren wouldn’t leave many for me.

  16. Chandra O'Connor says:

    they look too pretty to eat.

  17. Erin N says:

    These look perfect! Thank you 🙂

  18. Sarah alexis says:

    There are so many fun recipes to make over the holidays now! Love this one 🙂

  19. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This would be great for me because I love chocolate mint

  20. kathy downey says:

    I totally love the presentation,these would be beautiful to serve!

  21. Silvia D says:

    I love these cupcakes, would be great to make during the holidays! on my list!

  22. Angela MacRae says:

    wow sounds yummy and looks just as yummy 🙂

  23. Jenn says:

    Me also… there is no better time for peppermint treats during the holiday season. I also love how festive these cupcakes look!

  24. Shirley O says:

    These cupcakes look delicious and the way they are decorated with the mini candy canes are so festive and cute.

  25. Sandra Dufoe says:

    Will have to make these for the family when they were here during the holidays.

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