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October 7, 2014

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes are rich, moist and filled with Caramel and a frosting which tastes just like a Peppermint Crisp Tart !

This is one of those recipes where you can not decide which is better, the amazing Frosting or the Caramel stuffed Chocolate Cupcake. These Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes are always a big hit with our family.

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes ~ Rich, moist Chocolate Cupcakes, filled with Caramel and a frosting which tastes just like a Peppermint Crisp Tart ! #Cupcakes #PeppermintCrisp #SweetTreats #ChocolateCupcakes

I have to confess ... about a quarter of the Frosting never made it to the Cupcakes as intended, but rather straight to my mouth ! It tastes exactly as our very popular South-African Peppermint Crisp Tart.

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes ~ Rich, moist Chocolate Cupcakes, filled with Caramel and a frosting which tastes just like a Peppermint Crisp Tart ! #Cupcakes #PeppermintCrisp #SweetTreats #ChocolateCupcakes

If the Caramel Condensed Milk is unavailable where you live, simply boil a can of Sweetened Condensed Milk for two hours {that is how I did it before we were blessed with the ready-boiled Caramel Treat Condensed Milk} - or check the Internet as I see there are lots of other ways to make your own Caramel Condensed Milk.

The Chocolate Cake part is moist, sweet and even slightly sticky - add some Caramel and you are halfway to heaven already !

I found the recipe for these Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes on one of our online magazine or store sites, but the thing which drew my attention immediately - for a change! - was not the recipe, but the actual cupcake liners ! I cut mine down a bit, otherwise the cupcakes would have disappeared in the liner as it is quite high.


12 Cupcakes


1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1 cup Flour
1 cup Sugar
1 t Baking Powder
1/2 t Salt
1 Egg
1/2 cup Luke Warm Water
1/2 cup Buttermilk
1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 t Vanilla


1 cup Soft Butter
3 cups Icing Sugar
1/2 can (of a 397g can) Caramel Condensed Milk
1 Large slab (100g) Peppermint Crisp Chocolate, grated finely
Fresh Mint Leaves, to garnish


1.) Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) - line a 12 hole cupcake pan with liners.
2.) Sift together the Cocoa, Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt in a large mixing bowl.
3.) Add the Egg, Water, Buttermilk, Oil and Vanilla - beat together 3 minutes until well combined.
4.) Pour into the lined cupcake holes - bake 18 - 20 minutes or until done.
5.) Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.
6.) Beat together the Butter, Icing Sugar, 2 tablespoonfuls of the Caramel Condensed Milk and most of the grated Peppermint Crisp {keep some for sprinkling} in a medium mixing bowl - transfer to a piping bag and chill until needed.
7.) Once the Cupcakes have cooled, scoop out about one teaspoon of the top of the cupcakes, creating a hole - fill with Caramel Condensed Milk.
8.) Pipe the Icing over the Cupcakes, sprinkle with extra grated Peppermint Crisp and garnish with a Mint leaf.

Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes ~ Rich, moist Chocolate Cupcakes, filled with Caramel and a frosting which tastes just like a Peppermint Crisp Tart ! #Cupcakes #PeppermintCrisp #SweetTreats #ChocolateCupcakes


  1. Looks great added to must try folder!

  2. Visiting from the Pig & Dac linkup. These look amazing! Now to find some of that caramel condensed milk!

  3. Just looked up peppermint crisp and I don't know why I've never seen it before? I've probably walked by them so many Will keep my eye out for these.

  4. Yum peppermint crisp is my fave! Can't beat it.

  5. Love the presentation. I need to try this.

  6. Wow Linda, These look amazing! Looks like the kind of recipe where 12 is not enough and it's best to just double up!

  7. I've never seen caramel condensed milk, but if I brought it home I'd have to hide if from my husband until it was time to bake! Or, I guess, until time to ice. I love peppermint - these look amazing! Visiting from Project Pin-it. =)

  8. I love the combo of chocolate and peppermint. These sound delish!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

  9. I love your cupcakes and the cutest liners! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Hope to see you again real soon,
    Miz Helen

  10. G'day and thanks for sharing and saying G'day! at our #SayGdayParty Wish I could try one now! Pinned!
    Cheers! Joanne @What's On The List

  11. Ooh ooh ooh (sorry, I just had a moment)- I LOVE peppermint desserts!! Can't wait to try these! Thank you for linking up at Snickerdoodle Sunday!!

    Sarah (Sadie Seasongoods)

  12. Whoo these sound yummy :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thanks again for sharing, pinned and featuring this week at the hop...

  13. These look delicious! Pinned it for later.

    Alex - Funky Jungle - Instagram

  14. Visiting from Marvelous Monday, these look beautiful and sound delicious! Pinning, thanks for sharing!

  15. YUM! These look fantastic - I love the mint addition!

  16. Oh, wait! These cupcakes are stuffed with the caramel condensed milk? Oh my goodness. You make the best desserts.

  17. Could there possibly be a more fun cupcake recipe on the planet? I think not!! Thanks for linking up at Totally Terrific Tuesday. Make sure you come back Monday night at 10pm to link up any new posts!!

  18. Ooh, I absolutely LOVE the look of those. I love peppermint, but never made a cake with it, I am going to have to try this! #CreativeMondays

  19. Chocolate & caramel! My favourite flavour combination. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  20. This is a perfect recipe for Christmas! I am planing on making it when we decorate our tree! I would love it if you would share a post on my Meet Up Monday Blog Party!

  21. Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog post with us at the #PureBlogLove recipe and DIY craft Link Party. I enjoyed dropping by and checking your blog post out and look forward to seeing you next week on Thursday at 8pm est- Sunday at midnight! Thanks again!
    Heidy L. McCallum

  22. I had no idea that cooking the milk would make it caramel!! nom nom nom!! Your recipe for peppermint crisp cupcakes sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

  23. This peppermint crisp cupcakes looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinning.

  24. They look amazing! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

  25. Congratulations! Your Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes are featured tonight on Make It Monday. Come over and get your feature button and link up a new post. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  26. These sound and look amazing. I'm gonna try boiling condensed milk and see what happens. How cool!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. You are very much appreciated! Can't wait to see what you have this week. Hope to see you there. Starts tonight at 8pm CST.

    Have an awesome week!

  27. Thank you so much for being a part of our #PureBlogLove link parties in 2014 - We plan on seeing in the new year with a BANG this Thursday evening and hope that all our favorite bloggers will join us! No worries if you can not make it that night, remember the party runs weekly, Thursday-Monday morning!!


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