Mint Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Frosting

Have extra candy canes? This is the recipe for you. I was in cupcake mode - I enjoy these modes because I get to use my super snazzy cupcake carrier! I got to use the leftover candy canes that I crushed for the bark. Plus they're so fluffy - this was a recipe I found on someone else's blog, but it's great for that last minute holiday party, they will be a hit for sure!

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Frosting


For the cupcakes:
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate
1 bar mint-chocolate (about 3.5 oz)
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup boiling water

For the frosting:
4 cups confectioner's sugar
1 cup unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons heavy whipping cream


For the cupcakes, this will yield about 24 cupcakes. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Mix all of the ingredients together: sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, vanilla, chocolate, mint chocolate, flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, milk and boiling water. The consistency is kind of runny - but don't be scared of it - it'll round out super fluffy and delicious. Bake for 9 minutes at 375 degrees F. Reduce to 325 degrees F and bake another 6 minutes.

This is so not my recipe. None of these recent ones are - but seriously, why reinvent a good thing?

To make the frosting, again, mix all the ingredients. The sugar, butter, vanilla and whipping cream - just dump them into a bowl. Yum! Basic frosting! That recipe is a keeper. I sprinkled with red sugar dust stuff that I found in my pantry and crushed candy canes.

The amazing thing is how long these cupcakes last. Seriously. And the candy canes, for whatever reason, melt a little into the frosting. It's great. Eat these.


  1. I can't use this recipe. It's for 24 cupcakes and I need to make only 12. Can you please post the same recipe for 12 cupcakes?

  2. Candy canes make me think of my childhood...




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