Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cupcakes

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Cupcakes

When I was planning the menu for the bridal shower I hosted last week I knew there had to be at least one chocolate item on the menu.  How can you have a party for a bunch of women and not have chocolate?

Since it is the holidays I thought it would be nice if it also had a holiday touch to it.  What says Christmas better than peppermint?   Chocolate and peppermint is a near perfect combination.  That’s why I keep a bag of Candy Cane Hershey Kisses stashed in my desk drawer during the holidays.  Shhh…don’t tell my family please!

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • ½ C water
  • ¼ C milk
  • ½ C oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 box devil’s food cake mix
  • 1 C sour cream
  • ½ C butter
  • 5 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 6 Tbsp buttermilk (or 5 ½ T milk, ½ T lemon juice)
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ C butter, softened
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • ½- 1 tsp peppermint extract
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