These cupcakes were the perfect Christmas treat! They are so pretty and taste delicious. The flavor combination of the red velvet cupcakes with a white chocolate cream cheese icing with just a hint of peppermint is incredible. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family and I do.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 box German chocolate cake mix (or red velvet if you can't find German chocolate)
1 box vanilla pudding mix
1c sour cream
1 bottle (1oz) red food coloring
3 large eggs
1c mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
To Make Cupcakes:Preheat the oven to 350. Line 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Mix together all ingredients, batter will be thick. Use a cookie scoop to place heaping tablespoons of batter into each cupcake liner. Bake 18-20 mins. Allow to cool 5mins in pan, then remove to a wire rack and let them cool completely before icing.
6oz white chocolate (6 -1oz squares)
4oz cream cheese
4 tblsp (1/2 stick) butter
1 tsp peppermint extract
2-2 1/2c powdered sugar
24 mini candy canes
To Make Frosting:
Melt chocolate in a microwaveable safe bowl on high for 1 minute. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Set aside. Beat together cream cheese and butter. Add chocolate and peppermint extract and mix well. Blend in the powdered sugar until spreading consistency. Frost cupcakes and top each cupcake with one mini candy cane.