16unfrosted white cupcakes in red liners(we used a box white cake mix)
For the Peppermint Frosting:
1cupsalted butter(at room temperature)
3-4tablespoonsheavy whipping cream
¾cupfinely crushed peppermint candies
Red food coloringoptional
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare 16 white cupcakes according to package directions (or use your favorite homemade white cake recipe).
Transfer cupcakes to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
While cupcakes are cooling, prepare frosting.
Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, mix together butter, salt, lemon juice, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract until combined.
Add in 2 cups of powdered sugar along with 3 tablespoons heavy cream. Mix.
Pour in remaining powdered sugar and mix. Once combined, turn the stand mixer on high and beat for 5 minutes. The frosting should be very light and fluffy.
Add frosting into a piping bag with a Wilton 1M frosting tip and frost cupcakes.
Sprinkle on the crushed peppermint candies and top with a mini marshmallow.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 16 cupcakes, with 1 serving being frosted cupcake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**