Peppermint Cupcakes

Jennifer Bass


The Christmas holiday always reminds me of peppermint. I decided to try my hand at making peppermint cupcakes to go along with the season. The peppermint flavor will leave your mouth feeling fresh.


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10 Min
25 Min


  • 1 box
    white cake mix
  • 1 can(s)
    white frosting (not vanilla)
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    peppermint extract, divided
  • 3 large
    eggs (or what is listed on cake mix box)
  • ·
    oil (use the amount listed on cake mix box)
  • 3/4 c
    andes peppermint crunch baking chips or crushed peppermint candy
  • ·
    additional peppermint candy, peppermint flavored sprinkles

How to Make Peppermint Cupcakes


  1. Preheat oven according to directions on cake mix box.
  2. Prepare cake mix per box instructions and add 1 teaspoon of peppermint extract to the cake mix batter. Mix well.
  3. Once cake mix has been prepared and mixed, add the Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips (or crushed peppermint candy) and gently fold until well blended.
  4. Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup of cake mix batter into 15 muffin cups. Bake for the time listed on the cake mix box.
  5. Remove cupcakes and let them cool completely.
  6. While the cupcakes are cooling, empty the contents of the frosting into a medium sized bowl. Add the 1 1/2 teaspoons of the peppermint extract and mix well.
  7. Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost them and decorate with various peppermint flavored candies.

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About Peppermint Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes

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