Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cupcakes

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I interrupt this apple and pumpkin filled month to bring you some Peppermint Patty Cupcakes. On top of my love for fall desserts, mint chocolate combinations are the way to my heart. I despise convenient stores. With all the road trips we take, I find it very difficult to ever find anything to snack on. It’s pointless, because rarely can you find something that would be considered healthy. Do you go with salty or sweet? When I decide to give in to the temptation, my convenience store snack is peppermint patties. I have an undying love for mint chocolate. I think there is something about the oversized peppermint patty that just makes me happy. I think it’s the dark chocolate.

So I took some peppermint patties and mixed them into some frosting. These Peppermint Patty Cupcakes remind me of mint chip ice cream. The frosting to is so smooth and creamy, full of peppermint flavor that contrasts a dark chocolate cupcakes. There is also a layer of dark chocolate ganache filling inside these cupcakes.

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cupcakes | beyondfrosting.com | #cupcake #peppermintpatty #darkchocolate

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Ingredients

For the cupcakes
4 oz Dark chocolate chips
1 box Chocolate cake mix
3 Large eggs
1 1/2 tsp Pure vanilla extract
3/4 C Water
1/3 C Oil
1/2 C Sour cream
For the frosting
1 1/2 C (3 sticks) Unsalted butter at room temperature
12 peppermint patties
4 C Confectionary Sugar
3 tbsp Heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips for 45-60 seconds or until melted. Stir until smooth and set aside.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, combine cake mix with remaining ingredients and mix until combined. Add melted dark chocolate last and mix into batter.
  4. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and fill each liner 2/3 full of batter.
  5. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the middle of the cupcake. If the toothpick comes out clean, your cupcakes are done.
  6. Allow cupcakes to cool for five minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool them completely.
  7. Peppermint Patty Frosting
  8. Allow butter to come to room temperature.
  9. Remove peppermint patties from wrappers and use a knife to chop into small pieces
  10. Using the wire whisk attachment on your mixer, whip butter for several minutes until light and fluffy. You may have to stop the mixer every so often and scrape the butter off the attachment. Butter should turn light in color.
  11. Slowly add powered sugar one cup at a time. Alternate one cup of powdered sugar with one tablespoon of heavy whipping cream. After adding the 4th cup of powdered sugar, increase speed to medium high and beat for another 3-4 minutes.
  12. Add peppermint patties last and mix until combined.
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This frosting will just melt in your mouth with every bite. If mint and chocolate is your thing, than this cupcake it right up your alley.

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Comments

  1. says

    I am with you on loving mint and chocolate! Good stuff! These look, wait, let me wipe the drool of my keyboard, fantastic! I would love to have you share this at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party at MadeFromPinterest.net. We feature favs and most viewed on Sunday. Could be you!
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    • Beyond Frosting says

      Thanks Emily! I am lucky my boyfriend isn’t a fan of dark chocolate, which means all the dark chocolate is left over for me!

  2. says

    Not only do these look delicious but they are a WELCOME change from pumpkin and apple season! :) Chocolate-mint is a great combo. I have never understood why it isn’t used more widely year round. Let’s start a trend!
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