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Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

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

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

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

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

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 !

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

I found the recipe for these Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes on one of our online magazine or store sites.

Hoever, 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.

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Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

Linda Nortje
Chocolatey, rich, moist and filled with Caramel and a frosting which tastes just like a Peppermint Crisp Tart ! Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes are a great (individual treats) alternative to the very popular tart
5 from 6 votes
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Course Sweet Treats
Cuisine South-African
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Frosting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 480 kcal



  • ½ cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 t Baking Powder
  • ½ t Salt
  • 1 Egg extra-large
  • ½ cup Luke Warm Water
  • ½ cup Buttermilk
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • ½ t Vanilla Essence


  • 1 cup Soft Unsalted Butter
  • 3 cups Icing Sugar Powdered Sugar
  • ½ can of a 397g can Caramel Condensed Milk, divided
  • 1 Large slab 100g Peppermint Crisp Chocolate, grated finely ( 3 oz )
  • Fresh Mint Leaves to garnish, 1 - 2 per cupcake


  • CUPCAKES: Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) – line a 12 hole cupcake pan with liners
  • Sift together the Cocoa, Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the Egg, Water, Buttermilk, Oil and Vanilla – beat together 3 minutes until well combined
  • Pour batter into the lined cupcake holes – bake 18 – 20 minutes or until done
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely
  • FROSTING: 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
  • Once the Cupcakes have cooled, scoop out about one teaspoon of the top (center) of the cupcakes, creating a hole – fill with Caramel Condensed Milk
  • Pipe the Icing over the Cupcakes, sprinkle with extra grated Peppermint Crisp and garnish with a Mint leaf or two


    Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve
Nutrition Facts
Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes
Serving Size
1 Cupcake
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition value, where given, is not always accurate. Please also check your ingredient labels.

Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.

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Peppermint Crisp Cupcakes

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Nicole Neverman

Wednesday 31st of December 2014

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!!

Bobbi @ 3GLOL

Monday 20th of October 2014

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!

Donna Wilkes

Sunday 19th of October 2014

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.

Kimberly Lewis

Sunday 19th of October 2014

They look amazing! Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

Swathi Iyer

Sunday 19th of October 2014

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

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