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Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

2 Jan

If you love mocha and peppermint than this is the cupcake for you.

Some believe the Peppermint Mocha cupcakes scream specialty treats, but its perfect for anytime of the year. The tweaked the original recipe to give the cakes more of a mocha flavor with just enough peppermint.

These cupcakes are perfect for a formal affair, office party or even nibbling on the couch while watching television. Take a look at the recipe below:

Makes 12

1/2 stick butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/6 cup cocoa powder
1/2 + 1/6 cup AP flour
3/4 tsp espresso powder
1/4 cup strong coffee

Mix all these ingredients together (after beating the butter and sugar till it’s fluffy first).
Bake at 350 degrees F for 17-20 minutes or till the batter isn’t wet anymore.

Peppermint frosting:
1 stick of butter
1 cup powdered sugar (add more to taste)
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla extract