Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

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The irresistible combination of chocolate and peppermint are sure to make these delicious cupcakes a hit at your next holiday party. This recipe was created by Short Street Cakes, a family-owned bakery specializing in all-natural, handcrafted, down-home Southern desserts.

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Ingredients for cupcakes

  • 2 ¼ cup flour

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • ¼ cup dark cocoa

  • ¼ cup light cocoa

  • ½ Tbs baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ Tbs vanilla

  • ½ tsp peppermint extract

  • 1 ½ cup hot or warm coffee

  • ⅛ cup vinegar

Method

  • Sift flour, sugar, dark cocoa, light cocoa, baking soda and salt.

  • Add the vegetable oil, vanilla and peppermint extract.

  • Mix into paste.

  • Slowly add the hot or warm coffee.

  • Scrape down bowl thoroughly and mix again.

  • Add and mix in the vinegar.

  • Quickly pan cupcakes and move into oven.

  • Bake the cupcakes at 325° for about 15 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

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Ingredients for Buttercream Icing

  • 4 oz butter

  • 2 c. Powdered Sugar

  • 2–4 Tbsp Half & Half

Method

  • Whip together.

  • Place icing in piping tube and apply to cooled cupcakes.

Yield: 2 Dozen Cupcakes

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