December 19, 2012


i'll admit. i only made these because the picture looked so darn cute. they were really good, but really sweet. the icing is basically sugar, topped with sugar and a cane of sugar on the side. 

and if i am being really honest, only two got eaten. and these don't last long. the candy canes start to sweat and drip on the cupcakes and they look like a hot mess a few days later.

but they are fun to make!

you need:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspon salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk

& for the topping:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
2 tbsp PLUS 2 teaspoons milk
1 1/4 cups mini marshmallows
candy canes (i used about 3, broken into long pieces)

+ heat oven to 350 degrees. line your cupcake pan with liners.
 + in medium-size bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda & salt.
+ in large bowl, with mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar until smooth & creamy.
+ beat in eggs and vanilla until fluffy.
+ on low speed, beat in flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning & ending with flour mixture.
+ fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full.
+ bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until done.

+ in medium-size bowl, with mixer on low speed, beat powdered sugar, shortening & milk until smooth.
+ spread over cupcakes, top with about 8 or 9 marshmallows and tuck an unwrapped piece of candy cane into each cupcake.

enjoy the sugar high!


  1. They sure do look cute! Especially with the tree and candle in the background!

    Fleur de Lyss


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