Easy-to-Make Holiday Favorites from Hungry Girl!

by Together Counts Partner | December 10, 2014 at 9:16 am | comments

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These festive Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes from Together Counts partner Hungry Girl are a delicious, easy-to-make treat to add to your holiday recipe list! Enjoy your favorites while cutting calories this holiday season by whipping up great-tasting recipes with simple ingredient swaps!

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Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

Hungry Girl’s Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

1/12th of recipe (1 cupcake): 165 calories, 3g fat, 340mg sodium, 34g carbs, 1g fiber, 19.5g sugars, 2g protein

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Cool: 10 minutes


1 box moist-style devil’s food cake mix (15.25 – 18.25 oz.)

One 12-oz. can no-calorie cola

1/4 tsp. peppermint extract

2 standard-sized candy canes or 8 mini candy canes

1 tsp. powdered sugar

1 tbsp. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with foil baking cups, or spray it with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, soda, and peppermint extract. Mix until completely smooth and uniform.

Finely crush candy canes. Stir half into the batter. Evenly distribute batter into cups of the muffin pan. (Cups will be full to the brim!)

Bake until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out mostly clean, about 20 minutes.

Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

Sprinkle cupcakes with powdered sugar and remaining crushed candy canes. Top with chocolate chips!