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


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

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About Peppermint Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes