Peppermint Cupcakes

by Lisa Douglas

If you love peppermint during the holidays, check out this wonderfully easy peppermint cupcakes recipe made with homemade buttercream, which would make a lovely addition to any holiday party table!

Peppermint Cupcakes
How to Make Peppermint Cupcakes

Peppermint Cupcakes

It’s officially the holiday season, and we are on a peppermint kick in our household! We shared the best Peppermint Oreo Truffles recipe last week, and these Peppermint Cupcakes are just as delightfully pepperminty as they are easy to make! If you love that delicious minty flavor in your baked goods, these will hit the spot!

Simple Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Easy Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Baking holiday treats with the kids is one of my most favorite past-times. My eleven year old is super huge into baking, watching all kinds of baking shows and wanting to bake every single day of the year (even when it’s eleventy-billion degrees outside during the summer lol). These peppermint cupcakes are easy enough to let the kids help you bake and decorate!  

Easy Peppermint Cupcakes

Holiday Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

There’s nothing like freshly made buttercream icing. We add the hint of peppermint extract to give it an extra pepperminty kick along with the crushed peppermint candies sprinkled over top. Peppermint reminds me of my childhood and visiting grandmas house, she always had these in a dish or candy jar. Just the smell brings me right back!

Christmas Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Simple Peppermint Cupcakes for Christmas

For this recipe, we used peppermint candies but you could easily substitute them for candy canes. Now that it’s the holidays and candy canes are everywhere, you might have them on hand and they taste about the same! You would treat the candy canes as you would the peppermint candies and pulverize them before topping, easy peasy! For me, though, I find smashing the round candies much more satisfying, haha! 

Holiday Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Peppermint Cupcakes for the Holidays

Another thing you can do to make this recipe your own is add a chocolate drizzle over top! Or add crushed up peppermint candies to your cupcake batter! The sky is the limit here on what you can do! These are so festive, so gorgeous on a platter, you know? Especially when you bake the cupcakes in festive holiday cupcake liners

Peppermint Cupcakes for Holidays

How to Make Peppermint Cupcakes

To make these delicious Peppermint Cupcakes, you will need the following:

You will also need handy:

Peppermint Cupcakes Ingredients

Before starting with the decorating process, ensure that your cupcakes are cool to the touch. Cooling them on a cooling rack to will help ensure they are fully cooled before adding icing.

Cooled Cupcakes to Decorate for Peppermint Cupcakes

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and peppermint extract on medium speed. Gradually increase speed to high. Your buttercream is complete once the ingredients are well-mixed and smooth. Scoop the buttercream in a piping bag and frost each cupcake with Wilton Star Tip.

Decorate Peppermint Cupcakes

Place your peppermint candies in a sandwich bag and break them into small pieces using a rolling pin.

Smash candies for Peppermint Cupcakes

Sprinkle the peppermint pieces on each cupcake and serve. Enjoy and happy holidays!

Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe for Holidays
Simple Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Peppermint Cupcakes

These easy-to-decorate peppermint cupcakes are fantastic for your next holiday party or get together!
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Before starting with the decorating process, ensure that your cupcakes are cool to the touch.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat butter, confectioners’ sugar, milk and peppermint extract on medium speed. Gradually increase speed to high.
  • Your buttercream is complete once the ingredients are well-mixed and smooth. Scoop the buttercream in a piping bag and frost each cupcake.
  • Place your peppermint candies in a sandwich bag and break them into small pieces using a rolling pin.
  • Sprinkle the peppermint pieces on each cupcake and serve. Enjoy and happy holidays!
Tried this recipe?Tag me to show me @crazyadventuresinparenting and/or use #MadeItLikedit to be featured on Pinterest!

Be sure to check out my other holiday recipes, cupcake recipes, or my friend Cristy’s awesome Frosted Peppermint Brownies recipe! Happy Holidays to you!

Easy Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

You may also like

shares

Sharing is Caring

Help spread the word. You're awesome for doing it!