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Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix I prefer Pillsbury
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 1/2 C. milk or buttermilk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • PEPPERMINT FROSTING:
  • 1/2 C. butter room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese or another 1/2 C. butter
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2-3 1/2 C. powdered sugar
  • GANACHE Chocolate Sauce:
  • 1/3 C. chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp. whipping cream
  • PEPPERMINT PATTIES

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with 20 cupcake liners.
  2. 2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, milk, sour cream and peppermint extract. Stir until smooth.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean!
  4. 4. Let cool.
  5. 5. Peppermint Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and beat again. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Continue to add more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  6. 6. Ganache: Add chocolate chips and whipping cream to a small microwave proof bowl (I like to use Pyrex measuring cups). Microwave for 30 seconds and then stir. Continue to microwave in 10 seconds increments and stir until smooth!
  7. 7. Frosting cooled cupcakes, drizzle with ganache and top with peppermint patties!