Chocolate-Peppermint Cupcakes

These chocolate and peppermint cupcakes for Christmas are simply delicious!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 5 cups unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cake flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 ⅔ cups white sugar

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 5 large eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

  • 1 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

  2. Stir cocoa, all-purpose flour, cake flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda together in a large bowl.

  3. Beat sugar and butter together in a separate bowl until light and fluffy. Slowly beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in vanilla and peppermint extracts. Stir in dry ingredients until well mixed. Add buttermilk and stir just until moistened.

  4. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 3/4 full.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cupcakes spring back when lightly touched, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

245 Calories
11g Fat
39g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 245
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 314mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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