Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes with Candy Cane Pop Rocks

These festive cupcakes are made with moist chocolate cupcakes and peppermint frosting! They are topped with peppermint pop rocks for a fun and festive treat!

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

PEPPERMINT ICING

Instructions

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:

1. Put all dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine.
2. Add eggs, buttermilk and vegetable oil to the dry ingredients.
3. Add vanilla to boiling water and add to mixture.
4. Mix at medium speed.
5. Pour into cupcake pan and bake 18-20 minutes at 300 degrees.

PEPPERMINT ICING

1. Beat the shortening and butter until smooth.
2. Slowly add 3 cups of powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
3. Mix in the peppermint extract and 1 tbsp water.
4. Add the rest of the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add more water to get the right consistency.
5. Ice the cupcakes and sprinkle with pop rocks!

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