Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes

Peppermint Red Velvet Cupcakes


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These adorable cupcakes will be a hit for the holidays. We use a basic red velvet mix for our cupcakes, but feel free to go the extra mile and make them from scratch. Either way, this creamy peppermint frosting will be gone in a flash.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 15 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 cupcakes


  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 ½ C. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Mini candy canes to garnish

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Prepare cupcakes according to cake mix directions and let cool. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until everything is well incorporated. Mix in peppermint extract, frost cupcakes, and garnish with a candy cane.

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