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candy cane cupcakes

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Donna Gray
Sandy, OR

Just another twist on a cake mix. Especially helpful when low on time at the holidays but need something at least somewhat impressive.

(1 rating)
yield 24 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For candy cane cupcakes

  • 1 box
    white cake mix, prepared as directed
  • 1/4 c
    sour cream
  • 2 tsp
    peppermint extract
  • 1/2 box
    cheesecake flavored jello pudding mix
  • 3/4 c
    crushed peppermint candies or candycanes
  • 1 can
    white frosting
  • 1 sm
    tube red frosting or red gel frosting
  • 1 to 2 c
    powdered sugar

How To Make candy cane cupcakes

  • 1
    Add peppermint extract and sour cream to cake batter. Add pudding mix aftger it is well mixed, scrapiing sides. Add 1/2 c crushed candycanes at the last just until incorporated. Scoop into papered cupcake pans, 2/3 full. Bake at 350 for about 12 min or until toothpick comes out clean.
  • 2
    Place canned frosting in mixer, adding powdered sugar to thicken it slightly, scraping sides. Afix star shaped tip to piping bag. Run a streak of the red frosting or gel frosting up one side of the piping bag then fill with white frosting. Top your cupcakes. Sprinkle some of remaining crushed candies over top.