I’ve made these cupcakes a couple of times now, but this time I made them to be a little more holiday themed. Since peppermint seems to fit well with the season it’s about time I finally posted this recipe and some pictures. *I started writing this like 2 weeks ago and am finally finishing it…
I originally got this recipe for Andes mint cupcakes from Hungry Hungry Highness, it was a good recipe to begin with so I only made a couple of changes to it myself.
Rather than using the cupcake recipe listed, mostly because I’m lazy, but because also I’ve already got a tried and true chocolate cupcake recipe that I like to use. It’s quick and then I have more time to play around with my frosting and decorating the cupcakes.
“Hundred Dollar Cake” Recipe (makes a dozen cupcakes)
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- 1 cup hot water
- 1 cup Miracle Whip
Mix together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and cocoa. Then add one cup of HOT water and mix. Finally fold in the Miracle Whip. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees.
While those are baking you can make the Andes mint mousse filling for the cupcakes
- 2/3 cup whipping cream
- 1/3 crushed Andes mints (you can buy them pre crushed, they’re by the chocolate chips)
Whip the cream in a mixer until it holds stiff peaks. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds. Mix chocolate in the whipped cream.
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar
- Red food coloring
- 1/2 tsp Peppermint or mint extract if desired
Mix everything together except the food coloring. If you mix it in a mixer, leave it on high for a few minutes (if you use a whisk attachment). This makes it really fluffy and makes it nice for piping on the cupcakes. For my peppermint cupcakes I divided the frosting in half and mixed red food coloring in. I filled my bag with the white frosting first and then added in the red frosting (more pink actually). This gave me a nice swirled frosting. Frost the cupcakes however you want and you’re finished!