Candy Cane Cupcakes

These were awesome and super easy! They are great when you need to bring something to a party or get together - not too heavy of a dessert and just the right amount of peppermint flavor. Give them a try.

1 box of white cake mix
3 egg whites
1 & 1/3 cups white cranberry juice
1 tsp. Peppermint extract, divided
2 containers of white frosting
1 cup of crushed candy canes

1. Prepare mix according to package instructions, but substitute cranberry juice for water. Stir in 1/2 the peppermint extract.
2. Bake cupcakes according to box instructions.
3. Stir in remaining extract to frosting. Fill a zip top bag with icing, snip a small corner of the bag, and pipe icing onto each cupcake. Sprinkle each cupcake with candy cane.

P.S. Chocolate cupcakes with the peppermint might be a nice combo as well!

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