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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mmmm—Chocolate & Peppermint!

Peppermint Cupcakes 2

When making cupcakes, I give myself permission to NOT make everything from scratch, because, sometimes the boxed mixes are just good! The Duncan Hines moist devil’s food chocolate cake mix just can’t be improved upon. So, I made the cupcakes and put them in Martha Stewart red snowflake liners (snowflake on the bottom). They did not maintain their bright red color with the chocolate cake inside—disappointing. The frosting IS from scratch--I love the Buttercream Frosting recipe that is on the back of the C&H Powdered Sugar bag. On top of the frosting, I sprinkled crushed peppermint candy. I will serve them with Oberweiss Peppermint Ice Cream (and coffee, OF COURSE)!

4 comments:

okienurse said...

Yummo! looks really nice. Now I am going to have to do something not inky!!

artbyvic said...

Yum! They look very good!

Anita Houston said...

Yummo...my daughter made brownies similar last week! Can I come to dinner???

Becca said...

Hi Barbara.. you cant get out of sharing your cupcakes by deleting my message! LOL.. Just kidding.. I think I need to try these. sound yummy! I have a cookie exchange on Monday and trying to figure out what recipe I want to use.