Santa's Little Helper Cupcakes

Every year we leave out treats for Santa. Let’s not forget Santa's helpers by treating them to these red velvet peppermint cupcakes! #elfappreciation

Ingredients

  • 400 grams of all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 320 grams of caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 190 milliliters of vegetable oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 250 milliliters of Buttermilk
  • 50 milliliters red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Batch of fluffy vanilla buttercream frosting
  • 2 teaspoons peppermint essence
  • 20 star or knot mini pretzels
  • 200 grams white cooking chocolate (melted)
  • 100 grams Wilton red choc (melted)
  • 2 drops green food gel

Steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C (320F) or 140C (285F) for a fan forced oven.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside.

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