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Peppermint Twist Cupcakes; My New Favorite

November 30, 2010
Man Bait

Unique Christmas Treats

I discovered a delicious alternative to the usual holiday fare of fruit cake, cookies and almond dipped everything: Peppermint Twist Cupcakes.  The secret ingredient is Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips that are folded into fudge batter, which create cool pockets of tastiness within the chocolate cake.  The peppermint frosting on these cupcakes is so rich and minty, that husbands will do anything, but laundry to get these cupcakes.  Have fun and enjoy, but be warned:  You can’t eat just one….or two.

Cake Recipe
Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix; Follow directions then add:
Add 1 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
Fold in 1 Cup of Andes Baking Chips into batter
Frosting Recipe
1/2 cup of butter (1 stick)
8oz cream cheese (1 brick)
1 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
3 Cups of Powdered Sugar
Use hand mixer to cream butter and cream cheese.  Add peppermint.  Slowly add powdered sugar until all is incorporated.  Scoop into ziplock bag and cut tip for easy frosting swirls.  Top with red sugar or crushed candy canes.