Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes

Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes

Your customers want to celebrate the holiday with their friends, family, and colleagues…but in 2020, so much focus is on single-serve items. So what can you do to help them celebrate safely?


Even better, a true celebration of the season with Peppermint Chocolate Cupcakes!

Tastes of the Season

It’s widely recognized that peppermint is a flavor of the holiday season, and who doesn’t love chocolate? Combine both of these flavors in a delicious cupcake with help from BakeMark and not only will you wow your customers, but you’ll have them leaving happier than ever knowing they can safely share the sweetness of the holidays with their loved ones!

It’s really that easy with a chocolate cupcake!

What if we told you that you only need a few ingredients to make this magic happen? Would you even believe that?

Well, it’s true! We don’t know anyone who isn’t looking for an easier way to delight their customers, so why not try this delicious recipe?

Give it a try…you won’t be disappointed!

With a great yield and so little to worry about, why not try it out? We know that these cupcakes will keep a steady flow of people coming in the door of your bakery – and help get you AND your customers in the holiday spirit with a simple chocolate cupcake! 


BakeMark Products Used

Brand Product or Type SKU Link
Westco Extra Rich Devils Food Cake Mix 30419
Westco Vanilla Buttercreme Icing 30900
Westco Peppermint Emulsion 16231

Alternate Products Used

Brand Product or Type SKU Link
Westco Twice-as-Moist Devils Food Cake Mix 50480



  • Batter: Mix the batter following the directions provided on the bag of Westco Extra Rich Devil’s Food Cake Mix for a small batch.
  • Peppermint Buttercrème: Combine ½ oz. Westco Peppermint Emulsion with 10 LB Westco Vanilla Buttercreme Icing RTU. Mix until well blended.


Deposit 2 oz. of batter into paper lined cupcake pans.


Bake at 325-360°F for 15-20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool down.


Using a pastry bag with a large star tip pipe some Peppermint Buttercrème (see recipe above) on the top of each cupcake. Sift a light coat of cocoa powder over the Peppermint Buttercrème. Garnish with some dehydrated mini marshmallows.

Cut some red and white paper straws in 4 equal pieces. Place one of the straw pieces inside the Peppermint Buttercrème. Place each cupcake into a red cupcake wrapper. Finish by carefully placing a mini candy cane on the side of each cupcake to simulate the cup handle.