• Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

    Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

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    Chocolate and Peppermint are combined with American Heritage® Chocolate Drink for a rich and delicious cupcake!

    Submitted by Bridget from www.whatscookingintheburbs.blogspot.com

    ingredients
    • 2/3 Cup American Heritage® Finely Grated Chocolate Drink
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups buttermilk or whole milk
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
    • 2 eggs
    • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • crushed peppermint candies
    • whipped topping (for frosting)
    Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350. Line cupcake cups with paper liners, set aside.

    Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

    In a saucepan bring the buttermilk, sugar and butter to a simmer. Cook until the sugar and butter are dissolved. Remove from heat, stir in the chocolate and mix until it dissolves.

    Pour the chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients, stirring until incorporated. Stir in the eggs and peppermint extract.

    Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners filling them about 2/3 full. Bake until the center is firm and cake tester inserted come out clean, about 16 minutes.

    Once cupcakes are cooled, sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with whipped topping using a piping bag. Sprinkle crushed peppermint on top. Enjoy! Makes about 18 cupcakes.

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