These easy Peppermint Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting are an amazing Christmas dessert recipe for your holiday parties.
With so many holiday parties I’m always looking for easy Christmas dessert recipes to share with friends and family. Peppermint is my favorite holiday flavor. I’ll take it any way I can get it but I especially like it with white chocolate so this year I made a simple Peppermint Cupcake with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. It is smooth, rich, and creamy with flecks of peppermint on top.
The cupcake recipe is super easy because it starts with a box of cake mix. I doctored up the cake mix by adding my own ingredients rather than following the instructions on the box. I added pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, and just a little peppermint extract. It makes a fluffy, moist cupcake with a delicious minty flavor.
The White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting is simple to make with white chocolate ganache, butter, and powdered sugar. It’s silky smooth and practically melts in your mouth. To add to the peppermint flavor of the cupcakes I sprinkled the white chocolate buttercream with crushed peppermints. It adds a little crunch and makes the cupcakes look so festive.
If you love peppermint desserts as much as I do then you have to check out some of these amazing peppermint recipes from some of my favorite bloggers.
Peppermint Bark from Bread Booze Bacon
Boozy Peppermint Hot Chocolate from Cooking with Curls
Peppermint Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting from Home.Made.Interest.
Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles from It Bakes Me Happy
This easy peppermint cupcake recipe is topped with a silky smooth white chocolate buttercream frosting for the ultimate holiday dessert!
- 15.5 oz. box Yellow Cake Mix
- 3.4 oz box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- 3/4 c. Sour Cream
- 3/4 c. Vegetable oil
- 3 Eggs
- 1 tsp Peppermint extract
- 2 c. butter softened
- 4 c. Powdered Sugar
- 12 oz. White Chocolate finely chopped
- 1/2 c. Heavy Cream
- 2 tbsp Peppermint , crushed
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl combine boxed cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, eggs, and peppermint extract.
Prepare a muffin pan by inserting a cupcake liner in each cup.
Once combined pour the peppermint cupcake batter into the cupcake liners filling about 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean.
Remove cupcakes from oven and let them cool completely.
In microwave heat heavy cream until boiling.
Pour heavy cream over white chocolate and stir together until chocolate is fully melted.
Let white chocolate cool for 5 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
While continuing to mix butter and sugar slowly pour in white chocolate.
Whip until fully incorporated and light and fluffy.
Pipe frosting onto filled cupcakes.
Sprinkle with crushed peppermint
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