Christmas Coconut Candy Cane Cupcakes

Christmas Coconut Candy Cane Cupcakes

Christmas Coconut Candy Cane Cupcakes made with chocolate buttermilk cake mixed with crushed candy canes and shredded coconut, And topped with peppermint coconut frosting! If this doesn´t shout CHRISTMAS to you, I don´t know what will..

Christmas Coconut Candy Cane Cupcakes

I love baking cupcakes, but the decorating part is my favourite, like when I decorated these pink peppermint candy chocolate cupcakes or these mint oreo cupcakes for Christmas.

I think that cupcakes are such a cute gift to give to teachers, friends, co-workers, you name it during Christmas time! It shows that you made an effort and everyBODY loves baked goods!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oil (sunflower or canola)
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon mint extract (depends on taste and strength of the extract)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped candy cane
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 cup buttermilk (make your own: 250ml milk at room temperature + 1 tbsp vinegar/lemon juice, leave to stand for 10 min)
  • 250g butter at room temperature
  • 1 8 oz (226g) cold cream cheese
  • 500g icing sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract (depends on taste and strength of the extract)
  • shredded coconut
Read the whole recipe on Flavours and Frosting