Chocolate-Candy Cane Cupcakes Recipe -
Chocolate-Candy Cane Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate-Candy Cane Cupcakes

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"These moist, chocolate-y cupcakes contain chunks of chocolate and bits of minty candy cane; the frosting of Cool Whip drizzled with chocolate and topped with candy cane pieces is beautiful."

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Original recipe makes 2 -1/2 dozen cupcakes Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    1 hr 40 mins


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Chop 4 chocolate squares; set aside. Beat cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, sour cream, oil and water with mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 min. Stir in chopped chocolate and 2 Tbsp. candy. Spoon into 30 paper-lined 2-1/2-inch muffin cups.
  2. Bake 20 to 23 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool completely.
  3. Frost cupcakes with COOL WHIP. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over cupcakes. Top with remaining candy.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2010

I made these the other day for a Christmas work party. Instead of the Baker's semi-sweet chocolate, I added Nestle dark chocolate and mint morsels into the batter. I used chocolate frosting and grated ghiradelli white chocolate peppermint on top. They were a big hit!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 17, 2012

These were okay. Not much of a chocolate flavor for me...


16 Ratings

Nov 30, 2010

delicious soooo good i made this for my cousins 5th birthday party gone in 2 minutes and i made 200 and there were like 78 people

Jan 28, 2011

Amazing! We made them into mini cupcakes and each ate 7 or 8. So delish!

Dec 20, 2010

Delicious with or without frosting!

Jun 07, 2012

I made a peppermint buttercream from the Cake Mix Dr. to go on top. This cupcake was decadent and moist. I also always replace the water with milk, but otherwise followed the recipe. Yummy.

Feb 29, 2012

These are very good, especially when you like the Too Much Chocolate Cake recipe on this site but wanted an easier individual serving for group events. I normally skip the whip cream and candy and use a regular Pillsbury chocolate frosting.

Jan 19, 2015

Made this without the candy canes for a birthday party. So pretty and sooo rich!


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  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.7 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 209 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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