#27 Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
I went with my all time favorite chocolate recipe by Martha Stewart which I used when making my marshmallow turkeys. If you've got another recipe in mind then use what you like. I also added a tablespoon of black cocoa powder that I bought on the King Arthur Flour website. This gives the cupcake a really rich chocolate flavor and makes the cupcakes really dark in color which is a nice contrast with the frosting.
This should put you in a peppermint coma for sure ;)
2sticks butter room temp
5cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons peppermint extract
The How To
Beat butter on medium speed until fluffy 2-3mins. Change to a slower speed and gradually add 2 cups of powdered sugar., beating well. Beat in milk and peppermint. Gradually beat in the last 3 cups of sugar until smooth. If necessary, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make it spreading consistency.
Now fill centers and tops with frosting. You can now roll the edges in candy or sprinkles.
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