Sweeten the colder months with this Winter Wonderland Surprise Cupcakes recipe. Kids and adults will savor these chocolate cupcakes with a minty surprise (a HERSHEY'S KISSES Candy Cane Flavored Mint Candy) hidden among the peppermint Swiss meringue frosting. Serve the family these refreshing Winter Wonderland Suprise Cupcakes after a chilly day outside, or cozy up near the fireplace with a cupcake and a warm mug of hot cocoa!
If you simply can't get enough of the delightful fusion of cool peppermint and indulgent chocolate, you have to try our lusciously smooth Chocolate Peppermint Pattie Fudge.
For the Cupcakes:
Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil baking cups.
Sift together dry ingredients into a large stand mixer bowl.
Add the eggs, milk, oil and peppermint extract.
Beat for two minutes, scraping the sides as needed.
Add the boiling water and beat just until blended. The batter will be watery.
Pour the batter into a large measuring cup or bowl with a spout.
Evenly pour the batter into the cupcake liners, filling only 2/3 full.
Bake for 14 to 18 minutes or until the center of the cupcakes spring back when touched. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
For the Frosting:
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