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Peppermint Cupcakes Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Kaylynn


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1-3 drops red food coloring
  • Hershey's Peppermint Kisses


  1. Mix cake ingredients together.
  2. Pour about 1 1/4 c. cake batter into a different bowl and add red food coloring.
  3. Spoon 1 TB white batter, then 1 TB red batter, and top with 1 TB white batter.
  4. Take a knife and swirl an "S" in each cupcake.
  5. Bake and cool as directed on the box.
  6. Top with your favorite buttercream or cream cheese frosting.
  7. Add crushed peppermint and a Hershey's Peppermint Kiss for decoration on your peppermint cupcakes.