The most exciting thing about December is all the peppermint: peppermint cookies, candy canes, the Starbuck's Peppermint Mocha, peppermint bark. I love me some peppermint.
Since tomorrow is the first of December and holiday recipes are a go, I whipped up some peppermint cupcakes. How very Martha of me! And although the stuff I bake is usually a complete disaster, the peppermint cupcakes are delicious and pink and very, very pepperminty. Not only that, but easy, too! Here's how:
Prepare a box of white cake mix according to the instructions on the back of the box. Divide the batter into two bowls. In one bowl add a few drops of red food coloring and a bit of peppermint extract to the batter; blend well. In a cupcake pan lined with cupcake liners, add a tablespoonful of the white batter and then a tablespoonful of the pink batter. Bake as instructed. When cool, frost with white frosting and sprinkle with crushed candy cane. Yum!