Tuesday, December 14, 2010

By Request.....

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes!

I have received many emails and messages asking for the recipe to these delightful treats.  I made them using a chocolate cake mix,  but what makes them extra special is the candy cane filling and the Chocolate Peppermint frosting.  So, I hope you give them a try.  They really are DELICIOUS!

Candy Cane Filling

8 ounces Cream Cheese (at room temperature)
1/2 Cup Confectioner's Sugar
1/4 Cup Heavy Cream
4 ounces White Chocolate (Melted)
Crushed Candy Canes

In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add confectioner's sugar and blend well.  Add cream and white chocolate.  Beat until fluffy.  With a spatula, fold in 3-4 Tablespoons of crushed peppermint.

I used the Wilton Tip #230 to fill the cupcakes with.  Be sure to crush the candy canes pretty fine so that they will go through the tip easily.

Chocolate Peppermint Frosting 

1 Stick Butter
6 Tablespoons Milk
4 Tablespoons Cocoa
3 Cups Powdered Sugar (approximate)
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 small drops of Peppermint Oil ( be careful, a little bit goes a long way)

Bring to boil margarine, milk, and cocoa.  Remove from heat.  Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and Peppermint Oil.  Beat well.

I topped my frosting with crushed candy canes and a candy cane Hershey's Kiss.


Jake and Annette May said...

Will you please bring one for me to the party on Thursday???? Pretty Please???

Sandy said...

these look yummy!
I love your cakes along the sidebar, especially your package cake, it's beautiful!

Linnea said...

I don't know how you come up with these things but I really want to make these and your fancy coconut lime ones too!!

Rob and Jill said...

These look soooo good, and the coconut lime ones too. You are amazing.

LT said...

Oh wow, this would be the perfect thing to take to my Mom's for Xmas!! I am so making these!!
Hey thanks for the follow and the sweet comment!!

Liz (It's a Cupcake World) said...

These look like they are to die for!