Happy Monday! Its officially the week before Christmas! Most of us are running around like maniacs trying to get the perfect (not to mention very last-minute) gifts for our family members, trying to make the house semi-presentable for visitors, putting on a half baked grin for your in-laws, and scouring the house for that darn scotch tape that you “swore you saved from last Christmas”.
So today, I am offering you a 30 minute semi-homemade cupcake recipe. Yup – 30 minutes – including bake time! Just in time for that Christmas Party, or even Christmas day dessert. It’s so easy and the kids can even help!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Duncan Hines Double Fudge Chocolate Cake Mix
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup of Vegetable Oil
- 1 1/4 cup of water
- One pack of instant chocolate pudding
- Andes thin mints
- Chocolate Frosting (you can make your own or use the Duncan Hines canned frosting – note that making your own will increase the time it takes to make these cupcakes For my favorite chocolate frosting click this link: http://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/13/chocolate-caramel-cupcakes/
Ok, here’s what you need to do:
Make the cupcakes according to the directions on the box
Add the package of instant pudding
Chop 10 Andes mints – add to the batter
Fill liners halfway with cupcake batter
Bake for 18-20 minutes
Let cupcakes cool (place them in the fridge for a few minutes to speed up the process)
Chop 15-25 Andes thin mints – place in a shallow bowl
With a knife, frost the top of each cupcake – no need for fancy technique, we are going to cover it up!
Dip each frosted cupcake in the chopped up Andes Mints
Display nicely – and enjoy!!
There you have it – an easy breezy recipe that is sure to impress!! Happy Holidays! xoxo
P.S. The winner of my Cupcake Magnet Contest is Beth from happylifehappywife.wordpress.com. Congrats Beth! You will get your cupcake magnets this week!!