Candy Cane Cupcakes

by WebWriter

Delicious candy cane cupcake recipes. Colorful cupcakes for the holiday season. Chocolate and White Candy Cane Cupcake recipes.

Festive Candy Cane Cupcakes

Here are 2 recipes for Candy Cane Cupcakes. One recipe is for Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes, the other for White Candy Cane Cupcakes. These delicious cupcakes are decorated with candy canes, which makes the perfect treat to serve during the holiday season and winter months. Sever with cold milk, chocolate milk, hot chocolate or peppermint tea. 

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcakes

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 5 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 1 package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • ½ cup oil
  • ½ cup water
  • 6 candy canes, crushed, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip Whipped topping, thawed
  • 30 paper cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan

Chocolate Candy Cane Cupcake Directions:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop 4 of the chocolate squares; set aside.
  3. Pour the cake mix, chocolate pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water into a large bowl; beat with a mixer on low speed until moistened. Once it is moist, turn the mixer to medium speed and mix for 2 more minutes.
  4. Stir in the chopped chocolate squares and 2 tablespoons of the crushed candy canes.
  5. Place the paper cupcake liners in the cupcake pan; fill 3/4 of the way with the batter.
  6. Place the cupcakes in the oven; bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cupcakes from the oven.
  8. Cool the candy cane cupcakes completely before frosting.
  9. Frost the cupcakes with the cool whip.
  10. Melt the remaining chocolate square: drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cupcakes.
  11. Top with the remaining crushed candy canes.

Make 30 chocolate candy cane cupcakes. Enjoy!



Candy Cane Cupcakes
Candy Cane Cupcakes

Easy White Candy Cane Cupcakes

This recipe is easier than the one above. Both are delicious.

White Candy Candy Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 jar White frosting
  • 6 Candy canes, crushed, divided
  • Optional: Melted chocolate for drizzling over the cupcakes
  • 30 paper cupcake liners
  • Cupcake pan

White Candy Candy Cupcake Directions:

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the package.
  2. Stir 2 tablespoons of crushed candy canes into the cake batter.
  3. Fill the cupcake liners with the cake mix; bake according to the package.
  4. Cool the cupcakes completely.
  5. Frost the cupcakes with white (or chocolate) frosting.
  6. Drizzle melted chocolate over each cupcake.
  7. Top each cupcake with the remaining crushed candy canes.

Makes 30 candy cane cupcakes.

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Candy Cane Cupcake Tips

  • Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.
  • If you dont want to use Cool Whip Whipped Topping, use white or chocolate frosting instead.
  • An easy way to crush candy canes is to place them into a plastic bag and roll with a rolling pin. 
  • The best way to tell if a cupcake is done is to insert a toothpick into the center of the cupcake and if it comes out clean the cupcake is done.
  • For more decorative cupcakes, top each cupcake with a miniture candy cane.

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Updated: 06/12/2011, WebWriter
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boutiqueshops on 06/07/2011

Mmmm....I'll have to try these out this year!

hamshi5433 on 06/05/2011

These cakes are so yummy but i would prefer chocolate ones still! Good work

WebWriter on 06/05/2011

If your husband loves peppermint SidewalPhilosopher, he will indeed love these candy cane cupcakes.

SidewalkPhilosopher on 06/04/2011

My husband would love these...he loves peppermint!

Jewelsofawe on 06/04/2011

I've never had a candy cane cupcake. This is a cute idea! Love it!

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