Candy Cane Cupcakes sweet and fluffy cupcakes with a hint of peppermint. They are perfect for the holidays and so easy and fun to make.
I have been having so much fun making holiday treats. Starting with Home Made Christmas Mints and Easy Christmas Fudge. Now on to cupcakes. There are a few fun cupcake recipes that I am excited to be sharing in the next few weeks.
Everyone knows I normally take the easy way out. This was no exception. These cupcakes started with a boxed cake mix. With a little food coloring and peppermint flavoring, they were a snap to throw together.
If you are looking for an easy treat to make with your kids, these Candy Cane Cupcakes are your ticket. It is my plan to make them again when the grandkids are over. They will be so excited, especially my granddaughter, she loves anything pretty and festive.
These cupcakes are also a great treat to take to a Christmas or holiday party or pot luck. You will need a white cake mix, the fixings to make it, buttercream frosting, peppermint extract, and candy canes or peppermint candy.
Are you getting as excited about the holidays as I am? I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is almost here. Are you ready? Although in general, I'm a summer person. I love the sunshine, can't get enough of it. My husband grew up in San Diego and we lived there for many years. I'm totally ok with a green Christmas. All that being said, I love the holidays. On Thanksgiving, all of my children, their significant others and my grandchildren will come. Nothing makes gramma happier. That is the kick off of the Christmas Hustle and Bustle.
What Will You Need To Make Candy Cane Cupcakes:
- White Cake Mix (I used Pillsbury moist supreme)
- Vegetable Oil
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING -I used this recipe -https://www.livewellbakeoften.com/how-to-make-buttercream-frosting.
- Butter softened to room temperature
- Powdered Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Peppermint Extract
- Red Food Coloring
- Crushed Candy Canes Or Peppermint Candy
- Red and White Sanding Furniture
How Do I Make Candy Cane Cupcakes
- Make Cake Mix as directed on box-(I used white but your flavor of choice could be used)
- Add peppermint extract
- Pour into Cupcake Pan ( I used liners)
- Add food coloring -swirl with a toothpick
- Bake as directed on box
- Frost with Butter Cream Frosting
- Sprinkle with Candy and Sugar
In Process cake batter in the bowl
Going into the oven
Color Swirled In
Out of the Oven
Frost With Butter Cream Frosting
Decorate With Candy and Sugar
Candy Cane Cupcakes
- Electric Mixer
- 1 box White Cake Mix or flavor of choice
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 4 egg whites or 3 whole eggs but will tint yellow
- 1.25 cups water
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
- food coloring a drop or 2 in each cupcake
Butter Cream Frosting
- 1 cup softened unsalted butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 2-3 tablespoon heavy or whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½-1 teaspoon peppermint extract to taste
- pinch of salt to taste
- Make Cake Mix as directed on box
- Pre-heat oven to 350°
- Pour into cupcake cups
- 1-2 drops of food coloring in each cupcake
- swirl with toothpick
- Bake as directed -18-20 minutes
- Cool Completely
- Frost with Buttercream Icing- ( or substitute favorite icing)
- Top with crushed candy and sanding sugar
The short cut of store-bought frosting can be used
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These look so yummy and pretty! My daughter would have a blast making these.
This looks really cute! I bet they taste amazing. I want to make some for an upcoming party.
Have any suggestions for substitutes of food dye? My boys cannot eat it. Other than that, these look super easy and super yummy! Perfect for Christmas!
maybe juice or fruit -strawberries? although the food coloring is only in the cupcakes themselves, you could leave the cake white and just put the candy canes on top.
These candy cane cupcakes are so pretty and they sound and look absolutely delish!
These are so cool! I've never made a candy cane themed dessert. This would be great for holiday parties that I'll be hosting this season! Thanks for sharing.
These look delicious I'll have to try for our Christmas celebration.
These look so delicious, and they are so pretty too! What a festive cupcake. Great way to use up candy canes, too!
Thank you for sharing. I have a weakness for a good cake or cupcake. These look good!
I will have to give these a try. Looking for holiday party treats.
You won't be disappointed
Aditi Wardhan Singh
NOt a big fan of cupcakes or candy canes but my daughter is drooling seeing this post. I'm going to have a hard time not making this one .. Very cute
I'm, not a big cake eater either but these were fun and tasty
I had to laugh when you said you like to take the easy way out - that’s me with anything baking! It makes me feel better to know this recipe is nice and simple for the people out there who want to make something yummy that looks this good, but doesn’t have to be a top baker to do it! I’m def going to try this out. So many potluck parties coming up! Thank you!
Oh, thank you, yes it is nice to know we aren't alone.
These are beautiful and festive. I love red.
Thank you so much
These look delicious. Very festive of the holiday season. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for stopping by. They were fun to make
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