Chocolate-Candy Cane Cupcakes with Whipped Topping

Your family will love the chocolate flavor with a hint of peppermint. Great for Christmas, or any cold day.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
30 cupcakes



  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

  • 1 (3.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup water

  • 4 large eggs

  • 4 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • 6 small peppermint candy canes, crushed, divided


  • 1 (1 ounce) square semisweet chocolate

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 30 muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Beat cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, oil, water, and eggs for cupcakes with a mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed for 2 more minutes.

  3. Stir in chopped chocolate and 2 tablespoons of the crushed candy canes. Reserve remaining crushed candy for the topping. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the centers comes out clean, 20 to 23 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes.

  5. Melt chocolate square for topping in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave, 10 to 20 seconds.

  6. Frost cooled cupcakes with whipped topping. Drizzle with melted chocolate and top with remaining crushed candy canes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
12g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 35mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 76mg 2%

* 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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