Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Santa Bribes...

Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Buttercream Icing

Trust me, put these bad boys out for the big man and he'll make sure your on the nice list! So fast, so easy and SO YUMMY! Enjoy!

1 box chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup butter-softened
1 1/3 cup water
3 eggs

Mix together at medium speed for 2 minutes, fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 22 minutes. Cool completely.

1 cup butter room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons of milk
3 candy canes

Remove candy canes from wrapper and place in heavy duty ziploc bag. With rolling pin or hammer, completely crush candy canes, I mean seriously pulverize them into dust. Set aside.

Whip butter and vanilla. Alternately add powdered sugar and milk. If too thin add more sugar, if too thick add more milk until you get a nice spreadable consistency. Add crushed candy cane and whip for 2 minutes. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles or crushed candy cane dust. YUM!


aolson said...

Those look so good!! I crave cupcakes!! I wish we were there to try them!!


Amylouwho said...

yummmm-me! This is sort of what we are doing for Alison birthday on Monday! Can't wait!

Devyn said...

I've heard good things about these cupcakes

allyn said...

just what i needed to get back on the list.

y0hmama said...

One of the many things I love about Christmas time is all of the pumpkin, eggnog and especially peppermint desserts - yummy!!!

The Guiness Family said...

I love this recipe!

joanna said...

The funnest part besides eating them is smashing the candycanes with the hammer.

Sara Walker said...

I've tasted, and these are too yummy, I'm crazy for anything chocolate / mint.