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Peppermint and chocolate are the perfect combination. These hot cocoa cupcakes with peppermint whipped cream frosting are going to make your holiday season!
Chocolate cupcake with whipped cream frosting
Cupcakes are adorable and make people smile. These rich hot chocolate cupcakes made with heavy cream are so moist and flavorful on their own. But then topping them with some decadent peppermint-flavored whipped cream frosting makes the perfect flavor combination for the winter season.
The cake is so light and moist, it doesn’t sink down in the middle after it cools and the very best part is that you make it all in one bowl. Not a ton of dishes or a bunch of annoying steps to get there. It’s just basic ingredients. The hot cocoa cupcake is super versatile and goes well with any frosting, not just the peppermint whipped cream. So if you don’t want the peppermint flavor, use the hot cocoa cupcake recipe on its own and top as desired. You could use marshmallow frosting, plain whipped cream frosting, just whipped cream, or even no frosting at all. They are that good.
I love the combination of flavors in this peppermint chocolate cupcake. Finish it off with a yummy peppermint meltaway candy, and you’ll want to eat every last one. YUM!
Peppermint whipped cream
The peppermint whipped cream is simple to make. It uses pudding to make it hold up over time (whipped cream will deflate fairly quickly). It has a light and wonderful peppermint flavor. And powdered sugar sweetens it up. It’s so good!
For more peppermint inspiration, check these out:
For more chocolate dessert ideas, look here:
- Dark chocolate poke cake with marshmallow frosting
- Fudgy chocolate brownies
- Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins
- Chocolate banana bread
*Do not overbake or the cake will be crumbly.
For more fun cupcake inspiration, check out these nerd cupcakes too.
Hot Cocoa Cupcakes with Peppermint Whipped Cream Frosting
Rich, creamy chocolate cupcakes topped with fluffy peppermint whipped cream frosting. The perfect flavor combination.
- Cupcake ingredients:
- 1 1/2 c flour
- 1/2 c cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1/2 c brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c melted coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/2 c heavy cream
- Frosting ingredients:
- 2 c heavy cream
- 1 pkg instant vanilla pudding
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 1 tsp peppermint extract
Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 551Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 24gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 205mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 33gProtein: 6g
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