HARK HOW THE BELLS SWEET SILVER BELLS ALL SEEM TO SAY THROW CARES AWAY CHRISTMAS IS HERE BRINGING GOOD CHEER TO YOUNG AND OLD MEEK AND THE BOLD

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What you need

For the cupcakes:

  • 1.5 cups flour
  • .5 cups sugar
  • .5 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • .5 cup coffee, cooled
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • cupcake cups
  • (optional) 1 tbsp ground flaxseed

For the icing:

  • 1 candy cane or a bunch of peppermint candies, crushed
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cooled coffee
  • .25 tsp peppermint extract

Do this

  • Preheat oven to 350 °F
  • Line a muffin tin with those weird cupcake cups
  • Mix dry ingredients together
  • In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients together and add to dry ingredients. Or just dump everything in a stand mixer like my lazy ass does
  • Fill each cupcake cup with batter to about 75% full
  • Bake for ~15 minutes, until a toothpick in the center of a cupcake comes out clean
  • While cooling, work on the frosting. Just mix all those frosting ingredients together except for the crushed candy.
  • Frost cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with crushed candy

    xmas