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Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes

Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes
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1 cup all-purpose flour

½ cup packed light-brown sugar

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup cocoa powder

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup milk

1 large egg

½ tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp peppermint extract

1/3 cup hot water

¼ cup sour cream

1 recipe Milk Chocolate Ganache

1 recipe Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

½ cup crushed peppermint candy canes

For the Milk Chocolate Ganache

1/3 cup milk chocolate chips

3 Tbsp heavy cream

6 Tbsp salted butter

6 oz . cream cheese

3 cups powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add in vegetable oil, milk, egg, vanilla extract and peppermint extract and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes. Stir in hot water, stir until well combined. Add in sour cream and mix until well blended. Fill paper lined muffin cups ¾ full and bake cupcakes in preheated oven for 17 – 19 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes in muffin pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Cool on a wire rack for 30 minutes. Once cupcakes are cool, spread about 1 teaspoon cooled milk chocolate ganache over each cupcake. Place cupcakes in a 13x9 inch baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and chill about 10 mintues while you make the peppermint cream cheese frosting. Pipe each chocolate ganache covered cupcake with peppermint cream cheese frosting and sprinkle cupcakes with crushed candy canes.