Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Holiday Cupcakes

I must admit that this is probably the easiest cupcake I have ever made.  I cheated.  I used a box mix for the cake and premade icing.  Oh yes, bad bad mommy here.  But now that I've made it I know that it will also be super easy to make with any of my cupcake recipes!

To make these I used:
1 Betty Crocker yellow cake mix, gluten free(made according to directions)
1 package candy canes(check to make sure they are gluten free)
1 container gluten free chocolate frosting

Okay, first make the cake mix according to the directions.

All mixed up pretty.

Next smash up half of the package of candy canes.

I placed the candy canes in a baggy.

And then pulverized them with the bottom of a glass.

Add them to the batter and stir until mixed together.

Add crushed candy canes to batter.

Stir them in until combined.
Place in a cupcake pan.

Ready for the oven.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Let them cool.

Remove and let cool.

Now simply frost them with your icing, we used chocolate, and sprinkle with the rest of the package of candy canes after crushing them!

Frost and top.

Now that looks good enough to eat!

Yummy!  We are in love though my husband doesn't really like mint so leaving his topping off his icing.

Shared on Frugal Food Thursdays, Gluten Free Fridays, Domestically Divine Tuesdays

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  1. Those look wonderful! My son brought home a recipe book from school where each chil was asked for a recipe. He is in 1st grade and they came up with some funny stuff! One was "Tortilla Bread with Chicken" Instructions: First get it out of the freezer. Put it in the microwave for 1 1/2 seconds, get it out when it's done! Just cracked me up! And one that was "Cookies" Instructions: Get the cookie dough from the store, make circle shapes, put in the oven and done! (Your comment about cheating with the mix made me think of this) :)

  2. They look fantastic! Hey, nothing wrong with a box mix esp if it makes your life easier! Love the addition of candy canes inside the cake. Yum!

  3. Your cupcakes look delicious! We have some extra candy canes...we might make these this weekend!

  4. Those look so very yummy! Everyone in my house hold love peppermint!

  5. Nothing wrong with using a cake mix every now and then ;) my sister makes something similar to this every year in the form of a cake. Cake with candy cane = heavenly yumminess!

  6. This looks amazing! I am going to have to try it next year! I love how simple candy canes and transform into such a pretty dessert.
    Amy D.

  7. These look yummy.. Think anyone would care if I made them outside christmas!!! Super cheap candy canes in all colors:)

  8. These look delicious! I am definitely going to make these with the leftover candy canes! Thank you for sharing an easy but yummy recipe.

  9. YUM, what a sweet treat! I have it pinned and tweeted! Thanks for linking up at Gluten Free Fridays!

  10. What a simple, yet delicious and fun cupcakes to make! Thanks for the share!!

  11. The kids will surely love those cupcakes. I wish I could learn how to bake soon. :)