Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes: Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with creamy peppermint buttercream and a decadent chocolate drizzle. Your favorite holiday coffee in cupcake form!

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

I promised myself I wouldn’t post any Christmasy recipes on the blog until after Thanksgiving.

I know, I know Thanksgiving is Thursday right?! Wrong!

Technically, we celebrated Thanksgiving this Saturday. So full steam ahead? Has anyone else been listening to Christmas music already? I’ve nearly memorized all the songs on our Christmas TV channel! 😀

Currently stuck in my head? C’mon everybody to Santa’s Clauses Party! -hums- If Santa was having a party, I bet these would be on the menu!


Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

These Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes are like your favorite holiday coffee house beverage in cupcake form! They start out with a moist homemade peppermint  mocha cupcake. Then they’re topped with creamy peppermint vanilla buttercream and a decadent chocolate drizzle.

Festive Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

They’re perfect for Christmas, but don’t require any special ingredients (or equipment)  so they can be made year round.

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 12 Cupcakes
Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes: Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with creamy peppermint buttercream and a decadent chocolate drizzle. Your favorite holiday coffee in cupcake form!
  • For the Mocha Cupcakes
  • ½ Cup Butter
  • 2 Ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon Instant Coffee
  • ½ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • ¾ Cup All Purpose Flour
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¾ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch Salt, To Taste
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ Cup White Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Brown Sugar, Packed
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ½ Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • ½ Cup Buttermilk
  • For the Vanilla Peppermint Buttercream
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 3-4 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ Teaspoon Peppermint Extract
  • Pinch of Salt, To Taste
  • For topping the Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
  • 4 Ounces Semi Sweet Baking Chocolate, Melted
  • 2 Candy Canes, Crushed
  1. For the Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, melt butter and chocolate in the microwave for 30-60 seconds.
  4. To butter mixture, whisk in eggs, white sugar, brown sugar, buttermilk, vanilla, and peppermint extracts.
  5. Stir in cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir in flour a little at a time until just combined, do not overmix.
  6. Evenly divide batter into prepared pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  7. For The Vanilla Peppermint Buttercream
  8. Beat butter until light and creamy. Add vanilla & peppermint extracts and salt. Add powdered sugar a little at a time alternating with heavy cream until you reach your desired consistency.
  9. Putting it all together
  10. Pipe or spread frosting on top of cupcakes. Top with crushed candy canes, and drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.

 Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes adapted via Sally’s Baking Addiction

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes


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Perfect Peppermint Recipes from Blogs I Heart:

Peppermint Gooey Bars via Crazy For Crust

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Chocolate Peppermint Oreo Fudge via Inside Bru Crew Life

What do you think of these Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes? What does your family usually serve for Christmas Dessert?

Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes

New Boss Scent


A fragrance like the first light of day, full of beautiful possibilities
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Available as:
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Nail Polish Giveaway

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Laura Mercier White Magic Collection

Think you’ve got your holiday wishlist done? Think again! I’m sure there is at least one item in the new LM White Magic Collection that you’ll want.

Let’s take a peek

1.faux lash mascara
2.Illuminating Eye Colour in Opal fantasy
3.Crystal fantasy Illuminating Eye Color
4. Nude Prism Brillant Glace

1.Pink Prism Lip Glace
2.Butterfly Wings Nail Lacuqer
3. Rose Prism Lip Glace
4. Angel Wings Nail Lacquer

1.Plumberry Creme Smooth Lip Color
2.Illuminating Eye Shadow in Pearl fantasy
3.Caviar Stick Twilight
4. Caviar Stick in Sterling
5. Creme Smooth Lip Color in Girl

Lush Holiday Gift Ideas

Looking for a cute stocking stuffer?

How about just something to treat yourself to after a long day of shopping and baking cookies?

Introducing the Lush Holiday 2013 Offerings:

1. Bombardino Bath Bomb
2. So White Bath Bomb
3. Christmas Eve Bubble Bar
4.Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb

1. Candy Mountain Bubble Bar
2. Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar
3. Snowman Bath Bomb

1.Melting Snowman Bath Melt
2.Secret Santa Bath Bomb
3. father Christmas Bath Bomb
4. Shoot for the stars Bath Bomb

1. Golden Wonder Bath Bomb
2.Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt
3. Magic Wand Bubble Bar
4. Cinders Bath Bomb

1.Noriko Soap
2.Orange Jelly Soap
3.Snow Globe Soap
4. Snowcake Soap
5. Mr. Punch Soap

6. Buche Noel Cleanser

7. Snow fairy Shower Gel

8. Ponche Shower Gel

9. Rose Jam Shower Gel


Did any of your old favorites coming back ?Anything new you can’t wait to try?