Candy-Cane Cupcakes!

18 Nov

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake

Can  you believe that Thanksgiving is next week?!?! I can’t!
I feel like just last month I was working on a summer inspired  strawberry lemonade cupcake recipe . Boy how time flies! Today my post is another Holiday inspired recipe. It’s a yummy recipe to top your favorite  chocolate, vanilla, or white cake cupcakes with. Peppermint Twist! Yum!
Peppermint Twist butter-cream is a different type of mint then  my Green Mint Frosting (Recipe Here ) Peppermint Twist tastes just like candy canes!!
Enjoy the recipe. Stay Sweet xoxo
Peppermint Twist Buttercream

Peppermint Twist Cupcakes

  • 1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 stick salted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 pkg. french vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract (maybe a little bit more depending on how much mint flavor you like..I like a lot)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • Red food coloring
Set your mixer on medium speed, beat the butter until smooth and silky. Turn the speed to low and add the pudding mix, when it is all incorporated, slowly add the cream, a little at a time. When fully incorporated bring speed up to high and beat for 5-7 minutes. Turn speed back down to low and add peppermint extract and powdered sugar by Tbsp.  Beat again at high speed for a good 5 minutes to ensure creaminess.
If you don’t want red stripes, crunch up some candy canes and sprinkle them on the top of your cupcake!
To get the red stripes in your frosting, draw three (3) red food coloring lines inside your piping bag. Put the frosting in the piping bag and begin to pipe onto your cupcakes. Voila…red and white frosting that is as delicious as it is beautiful!!

14 Responses to “Candy-Cane Cupcakes!”

  1. Marian November 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm #

    Thanks for sharing!! I can’t wait to try these

  2. Babygirl November 18, 2010 at 7:58 pm #

    OMG.. These cupcakes look so cute and good. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  3. Boobies November 18, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    After tasting your cupcakes..I have NO doubt, these are amazing as well!

  4. AnnOnandOn November 19, 2010 at 12:12 am #

    That sounds so good! Thanks for sharing.

  5. ambermartingale November 19, 2010 at 12:14 am #


  6. Geni - Sweet and Crumby November 22, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    These are so beautiful! I love the candy cane stripe effect. Very cool

  7. Angela November 23, 2010 at 12:33 am #

    I’m stopping by from Mingle Monday.
    These cupcakes look delicious! I may have to try them out for my Christmas party 🙂

  8. mybakingempire December 1, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    great tip on the striping!

  9. Connie Austin December 9, 2010 at 7:29 pm #

    Great web site-I’m making these for my granddaughter’s birthday,she will love them. What do you use for the cupcake wrappers?

    • StayCalmCupcake December 9, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

      Hi Connie,

      Thanks for stopping by. The white cups can be found at any craft store in the baking section. They also sell them at Walmart with the Wilton baking supplies. Sometimes they are called “party cups” or “nut cups”. If you have some time, you can order them online at They are great because you don’t need a cupcake pan, you just fill them and place as many as you want onto a cookie sheet. Hope this helps.

      xo, Jill

  10. Geni - Sweet and Crumby December 11, 2010 at 6:56 pm #

    Jill, how do you get the frosting to look so beautifully piped? Are you using a piping bag and what tip? Or are you using a ziploc cut open at the corner? THanks!!! My favorite cupcakes of your are the ones with the “big” swoops of piping like the top cupcake above. I am trying to recreate that for a party tonight.

    • StayCalmCupcake December 13, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

      Hi geni!

      I use a piping bag and cut about 1/2 in off the tip. I actually don’t use a piping tip. The key is to make it one continuous swirl- don’t lift the piping bag until your at the tip off the frosting swirl. Pull back quickly so you get a nice peak at the top. Hope this helps 🙂 xo

  11. jami December 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm #



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