These were so fun to make!! We had a holiday party today at work and these were for the dessert table. Candy Cane Cupcakes!!
I used The Pioneer Woman's chocolate sheet cake recipe (which truly is the best chocolate cake recipe ever) and made cupcakes instead. I filled them with chocolate ganache made with a mix of semi-sweet and bittersweet chocolate. Made vanilla buttercream frosting and added some peppermint extract for a candy cane kick. I then colored half the frosting red. When I was filling my piping bag, I put red in one half of the bag and white in the other. It came out swirled for the tops. Then...a candy cane hershey kiss for the topper.
And not to toot my own horn, but these were amazing. I've never used chocolate ganache for filling but WOW...they were sooooo good! And the buttercream was minty without being over powering. One of my favorite cupcakes to date!!
I finally got most of our christmas cards addressed tonight and they are ready for the mail. Well, except they don't have stamps. So, i'll be getting stamps tomorrow!! How are your holiday plans coming along?????