Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes
These Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes were made in partnership with Ghirardelli to celebrate the upcoming Holiday Baking Day on December 10th.
Happy December!! It is officially time to dust off your baking pans if you haven’t already. Take out the gingerbread cookie cutters, the reindeer antlers decorations for cupcakes and the PEPPERMINT.
If you have been around Blahnik Baker for a recipe or two during the holidays, you know peppermint rules my holiday baking. From my classic peppermint mocha cupcake to this peppermint white chocolate creme brûlée, I always indulge in a decadent peppermint treat to get in the holiday spirit. And this year is no exception, these Ghirardelli Red Velvet Peppermint Bark cupcakes are the perfect to ring in the holiday baking season.
‘Tis the Baking SEASON!
I don’t think it gets more exciting than baking in December. I usually have two or three whole days reserved for baking holiday treats. From decorating cookies with my niece to making my annual batch of peppermint marshmallows for holiday gifts, I look forward to baking days and why I am so excited to celebrate Ghirardelli’s Holiday Baking day on December 10th, to kick off the holiday season.
Saturday, Dec 10th is Baking Day and to celebrate the day, I teamed up with Ghirardelli to give you a chance to win a Baking Day gift basket and my favorite kitchen tool, the KitchenAid Hand Mixer. But more on that later…let’s talk about these red velvet peppermint cupcakes.
In addition to five new recipes for Baking Day, Ghirardelli has a LOT of delicious chocolate recipes on their website. These red velvet peppermint bark ones caught my eye recently and I had to make them in preparation for the holidays. It is a great combination of moist fluffy cupcakes with hints of chocolate AND peppermint.
I decided to add peppermint extract to the cupcake batter for an added flavor and topped off with chopped peppermint bark. The seasonal Ghirardelli Peppermint Bark is one of my favorite stocking stuffers that I get from the hubs. These cupcakes were a hit and I will be remaking them this month for a few holiday parties.
Do you spend a whole day baking in the holiday season? If you do (and even if you don’t), make sure you join Ghirardelli and I on December 10th to celebrate Holiday Baking Day. To help make your baking day a sweet success, enter below for a chance to win a Baking Day gift basket and a KitchenAid Hand Mixer.
TO ENTER: Leave me a comment below with your favorite chocolate recipe for the holiday season. (Be sure to comment with an email you would like to be reached at if you win)
For more Ghirardelli Holiday Baking Day recipes, check out these 5 exclusive recipes created in partnership with Food52:
HAPPY BAKING DAY!!! Recipe Adapted from Ghirardelli
For the Cupcakes:
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Recipe Adapted from Ghirardelli
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ghirardelli. All opinions are 100% mine. The giveaway is open until Wednesday December 7th at midnight. One winner will be selected randomly and emailed to claim prize within 24 hours. Holiday baking basket prize is sponsored by Ghirardelli and Hand Mixer prize is sponsored by Blahnik Baker.
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