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Festive Red Velvet-Peppermint Cupcakes
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Festive Red Velvet-Peppermint Cupcakes

1 Hour 20 Minutes
15 Min Prep
1 Hr 20 Min Cook
You can tell how good these red velvet-peppermint cupcakes will be by a glance at the ingredients: chocolate pudding, cream cheese, powdered sugar…mmm!
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24 servings
Original recipe yields 24 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) red velvet cake mix
1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, chopped
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1 cup crushed hard peppermint candies, divided
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
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Let's Make It
1
Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix, chopped chocolate and peppermint extract into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups, and sprinkling batter evenly with half the crushed candies before baking. Cool.
2
Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Spoon 1-1/2 cups cream cheese frosting into freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 1 small corner off bottom of bag. Insert tip of bag into top of each cupcake to pipe about 1 Tbsp. frosting into center of cupcake.
3
Spread cupcakes with remaining frosting. Garnish with remaining crushed candies just before serving.
Kitchen Tips
Size Wise
You'll know it's a special occasion when you get to enjoy a serving of this delicious cupcake.
Variation
Prepare using PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.
How to Easily Fill Cupcakes with Frosting
Poke hole in top of each cupcake with handle of wooden spoon before filling with frosting.
Nutrition
Calories
340
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g
19%
Saturated Fat 7g
35%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg
15%
Sodium 280mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 51g
19%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 38g
76%
Protein 3g
6%
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
24 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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