Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

with white chocolate buttercream

Gather the cupcake ingredients - * Milk * Vegetable oil * Eggs * Vanilla extract * Sugar * Flour * Baking cocoa * Baking powder

– In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. – Add the granulated sugar and whisk to combine.

Add the flour, cocoa, and baking powder.  Mix just until combined.

- Divide the batter between the cupcake tins, filling each one 3/4 of the way full. – Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Gather the frosting ingredients - * Butter * Powdered sugar * White chocolate chips * Vanilla extract * Crushed candy canes

– Add the butter to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. – With  the mixer on low speed, slowly add the powdered sugar.  Once all of the  powdered sugar has been incorporated, add the melted white chocolate  and vanilla extract. – Turn the mixer to high speed and beat until the buttercream is light and fluffy.

– Transfer the buttercream to a piping bag fitted with your choice of tip. – Frost the cupcakes as desired and top with crushed candy canes.

Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

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