Peppermint White Chocolate Cupcakes
PEPPERMINT CUPCAKES WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
For the cupcakes you will need:
1 box of yellow cake mix
3.4 oz box Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
3/4 c. Sour Cream
3/4 c. Vegetable oil
1 tsp Peppermint extract
For the White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting you will need:
2 c. butter softened
4 c. Powdered Sugar
12 oz. of White Chocolate
1/2 c. Heavy Cream
2 tbsp candy canes, 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.
White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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.
If you want to see the video of how these cupcakes were created, I will link it right here.
Recipe adapted from www.homemadeinterest.com