Today is my bosses birthday and I always bring a cake for everyones birthday in the office, so I decided to try a recipe that I got off of GTU (Good Things Utah). Something different and a little festive. The recipe is from the cookbook 101 Gormet Cupcakes by Wendy Paul. This cookbook is on my Christmas list, hint, hint! ;)
Candy Cane Cupcakes
1 white cake mix
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 recipe vanilla butter cream frosting
Peppermint candy for garnish
1 cup white chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
Mix together cake mix, eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour batter into the paper liners and fill 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until cakes are light and golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely. Frost with vanilla butter cream frosting and top generously with crushed peppermint candy and white chocolate chunks.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
8 tablespoons butter, room temperature
3 3/4 powdered sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk or cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place butter in large mixing bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Stop mixer and add sugar, milk or cream and vanilla. Begin to beat frosting with your mixer on slow speed, gradually increasing until frosting is thick and creamy to desired texture. Frost cooled cupcakes.