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Mini Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes Recipe

 Mini Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

 

Here is a delicious and easy recipe that I found at the Canadian Living website (with a few personal changes) which will make you never want to buy store bought cake mix again:

 

What You Will Need

Cupcake Mix:

–   1 ½ cups of flour

–   1 cup of sugar

–   1/3 cup of cocoa powder

–   1 tsp of baking soda

–   ¼ tsp of salt

–   1 cup of cold coffee

–   ½ cup of vegetable oil

–   1 tsp of vanilla

–   4 tsp of cider vinegar

Peppermint Icing:

–   1/3 cup of butter

–   3 ½ cups of icing sugar

–   ½ tsp of peppermint extract

–   ½ tsp of vanilla

–   5 Tbsp of powdered/crushed candy canes

 

What You Will Need to do:

1.   Preheat your oven to 350°F.

2.   In large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

3.   Whisk in coffee, oil and vanilla; stir in vinegar.  Pour by 1 tbsp into paper-lined mini muffin cups.

4.   Bake in the oven for about 8-10 minutes (test with a toothpick).

5.   Let sit for about 10 minutes to cool down.

6.   For the icing, in bowl, beat butter, icing sugar and salt until fluffy; beat in cream, 2 tbsp at a time, until smooth.

7.   Beat in peppermint extract and vanilla. Beat in 3 tbsp of the candy cane powder.

8.   Pipe or spread onto cupcakes. Sprinkle with remaining powder.

 

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About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

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