Peppermint Mocha Chocolate Cupcakes



Ingredients: 

For the Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes: 

  • 3 tablespoons coconut OR canola oil 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled 
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, not packed 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 2 large eggs + 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream 
  • 1/2 cup hot coffee 

For the Chocolate Peppermint Frosting: 

  • 3 cups confectioners sugar 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, very soft 
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream 
  • 3 tablespoons whole milk or half and half 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 

For the Chocolate Drizzle (optional): 

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces 
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes

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