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.