Peppermint Eggnog Cupcakes combine two favorite holiday flavors in one delectable treat!
You might remember that my insanely enthusiastic husband puts up our Christmas tree every year immediately after Halloween.
In the past, I’ve always tried to tell him to hold back but now that we have two little ones who squeal with excitement every time we turn on the Christmas lights, I have learned to just go with the flow.
So, you guessed it….our house has already been decked for over a month, we’ve sung (bellowed) our fair share of Christmas carols and our house smells like a bakery full of peppermint, eggnog and gingerbread treats which is totally okay in my book 🙂
At first I wasn’t sure how the flavors would mesh but just one bite of these cupcakes sent my husband straight into Christmas bliss.
They start off with a soft and fluffy chocolate cupcake base with a hint of peppermint extract that compliments the rich chocolate flavor perfectly. A generous swirl of creamy eggnog frosting followed by drizzles of melted chocolate and a few sprinkles of crushed candy canes and Andes Peppermint Crunch Thins.
It’s a deliciously festive cupcake and guaranteed to warm your heart and fill your belly with Christmas cheer ♥
These cupcakes were so easy to whip up thanks to the new OXO Illumination Digital Hand Mixer I was able to test out recently. Although I have a stand mixer at home, there are many days I don’t feel like lugging it out or washing the large bowl.
This OXO digital hand mixer is sleek, compact and packed with enough power to get your job done without a lot of effort. The beaters snap on and off for easy storage and the soft-touch controls allow you to smoothly adjust mixing speed between six speeds from light mixing to heavy whipping.
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Disclaimer: I received the product for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own