2 Candy Cane Swirl Cupcakes on a holiday plate

Candy Cane Swirl Cupcakes

Piled high with peppermint cream cheese icing, these holiday cupcakes will be the highlight of the dessert table—while they last! Better bring extras for restocking.

Total Time: 1 hour | Servings: 12


  • 1 Box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix (Ingredient quantity may vary)
    • Eggs
    • Vegetable Oil
    • Water
  • 12 Palmer® Peppermint Patties



In a large bowl, combine ingredients as instructed by cake mix box. Beat at a low speed with electric mixer until moistened. Beat at a medium speed for 2 minutes until batter is smooth.


Use cupcake papers and fill muffin cups with batter until each muffin cup is 2/3 of the way full.


Bake for 18–25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and remove to cooling racks to cool completely.