Peppermint Pattie Cupcakes are made with rich chocolate cupcakes, topped with peppermint buttercream, chocolate ganache and peppermint patties!
In the bowl of a mixer add: flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and salt. Stir to combine.
Then, mix in the softened butter on low speed until fully combined, and the mixture resembles moist crumbs.
After, stir in the eggs one at a time. Mixing well after each addition. Also, stir in greek yogurt and vanilla bean paste, while stopping to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl with a spatula.
Once the cupcakes are removed from the oven, let them cool in the pan for 10 minutes. After, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.
First. beat butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Then, add powdered sugar one cup at a time and cream for 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla bean paste and peppermint extract and beat until completely combined. Stop to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, to be sure all the ingredients are well-combined.