Peppermint Cupcake Recipes And Ideas For Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! And we’re sure even you must be feeling the excitement in the air. We’ve already started preparing our menu, and cupcakes are definitely on top of our list. Why? Because we feel they’re a lot easier to make than cakes. And most importantly, they look utterly adorable and hard to resist. Peppermint, especially, is one of our favorite flavors because it screams Christmas. So embrace the holiday season with these delicious, decadent and beautiful peppermint cupcakes. Check out our collection of peppermint cupcake recipes and ideas below.

35 Peppermint Cupcake Recipes And Ideas

  1. Peppermint Truffle Cupcakes:

If you love everything peppermint, these peppermint cupcakes would make a perfect addition to your menu. These cupcakes are smooth, flavorful and have the crunch of peppermint and chocolate candies.

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  1. Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Buttercream:

 

In this recipe, moist and flavorful chocolate cupcakes are topped with creamy and delish peppermint buttercream frosting and then decorated with bits and pieces of peppermint candies. You’ll totally love the combination of crunchy peppermint and smooth frosting.

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  1. White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes:

The base of this delicious cupcake is vanilla, flavored with peppermint extract. Then it has a white chocolate frosting, which is swirled like a real peppermint. Just top the cupcakes with crushed peppermint and you’re good to go.

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  1. White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes:

 

If you’ve decked your house in white Christmas theme, these white chocolate peppermint cupcakes would make an excellent addition. In this recipe, moist, white chocolate cupcakes topped with white chocolate peppermint cream cheese frosting. Dust the cupcakes with crushed peppermint candies to give the finishing touch.

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  1. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes:

 

These chocolate peppermint cupcakes are so delicious that they’ll be a perfect addition to your goodie boxes. Basic chocolate cupcakes are topped with ganache, peppermint buttercream and decorated with crushed candy cane. Please follow the steps correctly to make the swirl.

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  1. Holiday Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes:

If you have some time in hand, you can try making these peppermint Pattie cupcakes. To make these cupcakes, you need to top rich chocolate cupcakes with peppermint buttercream and chocolate ganache and decorate it with peppermint patties. You can even use reindeer cupcake toppers to make them look even more festive.

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  1. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes:

If you’re a coffee lover, this recipe will definitely delight you. Flavor your cupcake batter with coffee and peppermint to give it a ‘mocha’ touch. When the cupcakes are baked, top it with peppermint flavored vanilla frosting, crushed candy canes and drizzle some chocolate syrup on it. Your heavenly peppermint cupcakes are ready.

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  1. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes:

This dark chocolate peppermint cupcake is rich, decadent and has a minty and creamy frosting. We also loved the decoration and color combination of these cupcakes. The dark chocolate cupcake is contrasting really well with white peppermint meringue buttercream. And the buttercream is swirled in a very classy and elegant way.

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  1. Vegan Peppermint Cupcakes:

We’ve got something for your vegan friends as well and no, you don’t need to thank us for that. Thank Loving It Vegan for whipping up these beautiful and delicious peppermint cupcakes. In case you’re wondering, vegan free butter, vanilla and peppermint are used for the frosting. Use some pink food coloring to give it a beautiful shade.

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  1. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes By Everyday Annie:

 

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Here’s another pretty peppermint mocha cupcake recipe from Everyday Annie, which you can make this Christmas. It looks very pretty and colorful with its red and white color frosting. Just add some espresso powder and peppermint extract to give it the wonderful minty flavor. The frosting used is Swiss meringue peppermint buttercream. Top it with peppermint candies and you’re done.

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  1. Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes:

 

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This is one of our favorite peppermint cupcake recipes as it has all the traditional and favorite flavors of Christmas. And unlike the other two mocha peppermint cupcakes mentioned above, this recipe uses mocha in its frosting rather than batter. The cupcakes on their own are very soft and decadent, and the creamy frosting, chocolate syrup, and crushed candy canes make it taste even better.

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  1. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Patty Cupcakes:

 

We don’t know whether you agree with us or not, but the blue cupcake liners are making a major difference here. If you want, you can replace it with traditional red and green wrappers. Either way, it’s going to taste the same-delicious and scrumptious. The base is a simple chocolate cupcake, but the frosting is accentuated and even topped with peppermint patties. And the highlight is definitely the ganache filling inside these cupcakes.

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  1. Peppermint Cupcakes:

 

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

How beautiful do these rich, dark chocolate cupcakes with fluffy peppermint frosting look? Beautiful enough to make your mouth water, right? Decorate these pretty looking cupcakes with crushed candy canes and your perfect holiday dessert is ready. If you want, you can even add a shard of chocolate peppermint bark or drizzle some chocolate syrup on it.

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  1. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes:

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

My Baking Addition never fails to surprise us with her marvelous baked goods and these chocolate peppermint cupcakes are no different. Smooth and creamy buttercream is topped on the dark chocolate cupcake. A little bit of chocolate syrup is drizzled on the frosting and then garnished with crushed peppermint.

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  1. York Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes:

 

These York peppermint Pattie cupcakes literally burst with flavors. It’s a perfect example of how to turn a simple dessert into a decadent holiday treat. Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes and top it with peppermint buttercream and a tiny peppermint Pattie. The icy blue sprinkles are giving a perfect winter wonderful look to the cupcakes.

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  1. Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcake:

 

This is a very smart peppermint cupcake recipe by Handmade in the Heartland. The chocolate cupcake batter includes melted chocolate, which makes the cake delicious. The buttercream icing is the basic white chocolate frosting. You just have to swap vanilla extract with peppermint icing. Sprinkle some crushed peppermint on top and garnish with candy canes.

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  1. White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes:

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In this recipe, mouthwatering vanilla cupcakes are speckled with crush candy canes and topped with red and white buttercream and white chocolate ganache. To make it look a bit more peppermint-y, top it with a peppermint candy. We must say these cupcakes look pretty enough to be the show stopper of your Christmas party.

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  1. Vanilla Peppermint Cupcakes:

Vanilla Peppermint Cupcake recipe at TidyMom.net

Get a taste of Christmas with these vanilla peppermint cupcakes topped with peppermint buttercream and crushed candy canes or peppermint. You can use any of your favorite cupcake recipes to make the batter. Add a few drops of peppermint oil to the batter to give it the holiday flavor. What we like the most about these cupcakes is that it doesn’t have an overwhelming peppermint flavor.

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  1. Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cupcakes:

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

How about making peppermint hot chocolate cupcakes for everyone this year? Doesn’t it sound fascinating? It’s particularly great for those who do not really like drinking hot chocolate, but will prefer its other forms. The cupcakes are filled with marshmallow cream and topped with white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream. Drizzle some peppermint ganache, decorate with Hershey’s candy cane Kisses and you’re done.

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  1. Nutella Peppermint Cupcakes:

 

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

These Nutella peppermint cupcakes are rich, moist, decadent and look absolutely delicious. The frosting, as the name suggests, is made using Nutella as its active ingredient. The blogger suggests that you must refrigerate the cupcake after frosting it to settle the icing. Decorate it with blueberries and mint leaves and you’re done.

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  1. Double Peppermint Cupcakes:

 

If you don’t mind having an overdose of peppermint, go for these double peppermint cupcakes. They blogger added peppermint extract and peppermint creamer, which gives it a chilly, refreshing taste in every bite. The cupcakes on their own are tender, soft and come together in no time. You can use traditional vanilla buttercream frosting flavored with peppermint for the icing.

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  1. Peppermint Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Imperial Stout Ganache:

These peppermint cupcakes with dark chocolate ganache come together so easily that even kids can make it without much difficulty. They just have to slather vanilla cupcakes with chocolate ganache and it’s done. The decoration is also pretty simple with crushed peppermint and candy canes cut into small pieces.

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  1. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Grain-free, Vegan, Oil-free:

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Here’s another delicious peppermint cupcake recipe for vegan and gluten intolerant people. It’s an amazingly delicious chocolate cupcake recipe, flavored with peppermint extract. And if you want to make these cupcakes on regular days, just omit the peppermint extract.

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  1. Peppermint Patty Cupcakes:

These cupcakes are special and unique because they contain a hidden peppermint patty in the middle, which will refresh the mind and the palate of the person eating this like no other thing. We even loved the green colored frosting used for these cupcakes. Instead of adding peppermint extract, add mint extract to the frosting.

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  1. Peppermint Cream Cheese Cupcake:

These peppermint cream cheese cupcakes with chocolate oozing out look delish. What makes it stand out is the cream cheese frosting, quite a pleasant break from regular vanilla or chocolate frosting.

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  1. Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes with Candy Cane Crunch:

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

Here’s another fabulous peppermint cupcake recipe we couldn’t help sharing with you. Instead of using buttercream frosting, the talented blogger has used chocolate mousse for the icing. The mousse is made using pudding mix instead of regular dark chocolate, which gives the cupcake a unique taste. Top it with some chopped candy canes to give it the peppermint taste and crunch.

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  1. Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes:

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Take a cue from this recipe to make these delicious, peppermint cupcake that has all the flavors of peppermint mocha latte. Chocolate cupcakes are first baked to perfection and then topped with peppermint chocolate buttercream, which gives the cupcakes double of chocolate, mocha, and peppermint flavors.

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  1. Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes:

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

Here’s another delicious recipe for peppermint cupcakes. Get hold of any chocolate cupcake recipe or the one featured in the post, add a few drops of peppermint extract to give to give it the refreshing flavor. After it’s baked, frost it with buttercream icing and top it with crushed candy cane to give it a festive edge.

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  1. Perfect Vanilla Peppermint Cupcakes with Peppermint Oreo Frosting:

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Decadent peppermint Oreo frosting makes a perfect topping for these delicious vanilla cupcakes. Making this frosting is also very easy as you just need to beat sugar and butter together, add peppermint and vanilla extra and then whipping cream to get the desired consistency. Add some Oreo cookie crumbles to it and you’re set.

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  1. Coca-Cola Chocolate Cupcakes With Peppermint Buttercream:

 

The blogger claims that these are the most incredible chocolate cupcakes ever and you need to try making them to believe it. The cupcakes are moist, not very sweet with their delicious flavor deepened by Coca Cola.

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  1. Minimalist Baker:

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

These beautiful, soft, vegan and gluten free cupcakes are infused with peppermint oil and slathered with coconut whipped cream. We can’t even imagine how tasty these cupcakes would be!

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  1. Peppermint Filled Dark Chocolate Cupcakes:

If you’re an ardent lover of dark chocolate and mint combination, this is a perfect dessert for you. It has a minty surprise inside, yes, we’re talking about peppermint here. And the chocolate frosting is creamier than you can imagine.

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  1. Vegan Peppermint Cupcakes:

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

Vegans will be pretty pleased with us because we’ve got them quite a many peppermint cupcakes recipes for them. This one again is totally dairy free and by that, we mean the frosting as well.

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  1. Peppermint Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes:

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

These peppermint cupcakes are a treat for pink lovers. These pretty desserts are basically chocolate cupcakes slathered with a swirl of candy cane buttercream. Top it with peppermint candy or chocolate for a seasonal treat!

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  1. Red Velvet Peppermint Cupcakes:

 

Peppermint Cupcake Recipes

We’re finishing this list with one of the most beautiful red velvet peppermint cupcakes. Peeps aren’t just for Easter. You can make use of them during Christmas too, as exemplified in this recipe. And it looks oh-so-cute!

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So how did you find our roundup of peppermint cupcakes? We personally can’t wait to try them. Which of these peppermint cupcake recipes would you try? Let us know in the comment section.

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