Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting Recipe

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. To prepare cupcakes, place brown sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture. Stir in vanilla extract.
  3. Spoon batter into 18 muffin cups lined with paper liners. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched lightly in the center. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
  4. To prepare frosting, combine powdered sugar, cream cheese, and peppermint extract in a bowl, stirring until smooth. Spread about 4 teaspoons frosting on each cupcake; sprinkle evenly with candies.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 468.63 Kcal (1962 kJ)
Calories from fat 190.43 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.16g 33%
Cholesterol 32.25mg 11%
Sodium 508.16mg 21%
Potassium 933.27mg 20%
Total Carbs 66.39g 22%
Sugars 41.49g 166%
Dietary Fiber 1.05g 4%
Protein 5.9g 12%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.7mg 4%
Calcium 66.3mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 405.26 Kcal (1697 kJ)
Calories from fat 164.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.3g 33%
Cholesterol 27.89mg 11%
Sodium 439.44mg 21%
Potassium 807.06mg 20%
Total Carbs 57.41g 22%
Sugars 35.88g 166%
Dietary Fiber 0.91g 4%
Protein 5.1g 12%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.6mg 4%
Calcium 57.3mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 10.9
  • 13

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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