Friday, December 20, 2013

Red Velvet Candy Cane Cupcakes

I am typically not a big baker, but something about the holidays flips a switch in me and I become Betty frickin Crocker and have the urge to "whip up" festive treats pretty much constantly. My first batch of goodies were meant for our dear friends who just had a baby and they turned out pretty stinkin' good, which means I must share, right?



What you need: 
-1 box of Red Velvet Cake Mix & whatever the mix requires (this particular box was just water, vegetable oil & eggs)
-Bag of Hersey Candy Cane Kisses
-2 Candy Canes (chopped)
-8oz of Cream Cheese (room temperature)
-1 stick of butter (room temperature)
-3 cups of Powder Sugar
-1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract

What you do:
-Start by mixing the cupcakes according to the box
-Fill cupcake liners about halfway full then drop a Hersey Kiss in the middle
-Bake according to the box
-Allow cupcakes to COMPLETELY cool (I actually boxed them up overnight)
-Mix room temperature Cream Cheese and Butter on medium speed until fluffy (about 2 minutes)
-Add in Vanilla
-Slowly mix in Powdered Sugar (after adding the 3 cups check the consistency & taste - add more sugar if needed)
-Frost the cupcakes then top with chopped Candy Cane

Yeilds 24 cupcakes

Also, CONGRATULATIONS to Allison who has won the Aromi Beauty Giveaway!


Ashley said...

These look SO GOOD! I'm doing some baking this weekend, I think these might make it onto the 'must-bake' list!

P!nky said...

Amazing recipe....poopy I didn't win ;)!

Congrats to Allison!

WinterBenson said...

Yum!! Those kind of Hershey kisses are my favourite!

ajs {of MN} said...


Anonymous said...

One word...YUM!!

Anonymous said...

One word...YUM!!