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Candy Cane Cupcakes

White Cupcakes, peppermint extract, food coloring, buttercream frosting, candy canes, sanding sugar
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Candy Cane, Christmas, Cupcake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 box White Cake Mix or flavor of choice
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites or 3 whole eggs but will tint yellow
  • 1.25 cups water
  • 1 tsp 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 tbsp heavy or whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2-1 tsp peppermint extract to taste
  • pinch of salt to taste

Instructions

  • 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