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chocolate cupcakes with peppermint cream cheese frosting

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Perfect chocolate cupcakes topped with the festive flavor of peppermint cream cheese frosting create these Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 324kcal
Author Lauren


for the cupcakes-

for the frosting-

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • heavy cream
  • crushed candy cane pieces for garnish, optional


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 12 muffin pans with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whip oil and sugar together. Stir in vanilla. In a measuring cup, stir almond milk and vinegar together. Set aside to curdle. In a different bowl, stir all dry ingredients together until evenly mixed. Alternate mixing in wet and dry ingredients to the batter starting and ending with dry.
  • Pour evenly into prepared pans and bake 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs after being inserted. Cool completely before frosting.
  • For the frosting, whip all ingredients together in a large bowl 3-5 minutes or until smooth and fluffy. Frost cupcakes and top with crushed candy canes, if desired.


Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 490IU | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg