Candy Cane Shake Cupcake

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Ok — this one is a tad crazy but super impressive for the recipiant. Do you have a secret Santa of sorts? This is perfect for part of the spoiling process, our Candy Cane Shake Cupcake!

Candy Cane Shake Cupcake

Candy Cane shake cupcake

makes 12 cupcakes

You will need:

1/2 C sugar
1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
1 large egg, room temperature
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt
1/4 C heavy cream
1/4 C sour cream
1/2 C crushed candy canes
red food coloring

Cupcake directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  • In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  • Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  • Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder.
  • Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  • Add in flour, a little at a time.
  • Add in the sour cream
  • Mix in the candy canes
  • Split batter into two bowls
  • Add a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl and mix
  • Scoop a little bit of both batters into the cupcake liners until about 3/4 full.
  • Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.

Frosting ingredients and directions:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
    1 1/2 C powder sugar
    1 tsp peppermint extract
    3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
    red gel food coloring
    1 large piping bag fitted with a star tip
  • Using a standing mixer, combine the butter, powder sugar, peppermint extract and heavy whipping cream and mix until combined and stiff peaks form
  • Split the frosting into two bowls
  • Add some red food coloring into one of the bowls
  • Place the piping bag into a glass and fold the edge over
  • Using a spoon, scoop some red frosting onto one side of the piping bag
  • Scoop some white frosting onto the other side of the piping bag
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes

Decorating ingredients and instructions

  • 2 packages of Hostess mini chocolate doughnuts
  • 1 C white chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 C crushed candy canes
  • 24 mini candy canes
  • 1 squeeze bottle
  • red and white stripped paper straws cut into 3rd’s
  • Directions
  • Place doughnuts onto the baking sheet and set aside
  • Melt the chocolate in 40-30 second and stir occasionally until completely melted
  • Pour the chocolate into a squeeze bottle
  • Wrap a paper towel around the bottle and pipe some white chocolate onto the doughnuts to look like snow
  • Sprinkle crushed candy
  • Let sit for 30 minutes for the chocolate to harden
  • Place doughnut into the center of the frosting
  • Sprinkle some more crushed candy canes onto the frosting
  • Add two mini candy canes into the left side of the frosting
  • Add to straws into the right side of the frosting
  • Enjoy!  
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