I was on the hunt for a fun, festive cupcake. I was impressed when I found this one and printed it out immediately. It comes from Sprinkles Cupcakes so I knew it was going to be good. I mean a Vanilla-Peppermint Cupcake sounds light and minty. That's exactly what it is. A fluffy vanilla peppermint cupcake with a peppermint frosting. The peppermint doesn't overpower at all, it's a nice balance between the two. And it gave me a chance to use up some of the peppermint candy bits I had (and still have, I bought 2 bags, a little goes a long way with them).
I baked them off, let them cool and frosted away. Topped them off with the candy bits and was good to go.
festive wrappers too!
Once they were all frosted, I stuck fun holiday toppers in each one (we all know that I can't really decorate). I can't wait to bring them to my taste testers today. Heays came home at lunch yesterday and got to bring some back to her coworkers and everyone loved them. I finally had one last night. I must say, this cake is pretty damn good. It's super soft and fluffy and tastes amazing. The frosting is the perfect mix of peppermint and sweetness. I will absolutely be making these again.