* All digital cards and invitiations have moved! Check out the new pingg.com >

Peppermint Bark Cupcakes

These cupcakes are inspired by the Harry London peppermint bark that is so popular during the holidays. With a peppermint chocolate cupcake topped with a decadent white chocolate buttercream frosting and the beloved Harry London peppermint bark for a festive touch.

Cool peppermint and rich chocolate are always a winning combination, so I took inspiration from Harry London's popular peppermint bark, and created a delicious cupcake combo. Top with chopped peppermint bark for the ultimate holiday treat that will wow and surprise. 




For the Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 13/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 11/2 cup milk
  • 1 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint oil
  • 11 teaspoon baking soda
  • 11/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 11/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 11/2 cup hot water

Place all the ingredients (except the hot water) in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

Divide batter into lined cupcake pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 - 24 minutes until cupcakes rise and a toothpick comes out clean when stuck in the center of one.

Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.


For the White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Place your softened butter in a bowl with an electric mixer. Cream your butter and slowly add in the powered sugar.

Add in your vanilla extract, heavy cream and melted white chocolate.

Mix for a few more minutes to make sure it’s completely combined. Pipe onto cupcakes.

Find more party planning inspirations for Dessert Recipes

Inspirations Delivered to Your Inbox

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter and have party tips and ideas sent straight to your inbox! You'll be the first to know about our best recipes, decoration ideas, invitation inspirations and more.