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White Chocolate Peppermint Hi-Hat Cupcakes

White Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes are a fabulous holiday dessert. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 490 kcal
Author Betsy Life


  • 2 4 oz. white chocolate baking bars
  • 2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 10 T. butter softened
  • 1 1/3 c. granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 container peppermint frosting
  • 1 container Bakers dipping chocolate
  • crushed peppermint candies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Chop white chocolate bars into small pieces and place in a microwaveable bowl. Heat in the microwave at 50% power for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until melted and smooth, stirring after every 30 seconds. Cool for 10 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low and add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in vanilla
  5. With mixer on low speed, alternately add flour mixture and milk, mixing until just combined. Gently stir in white chocolate.
  6. Fill cupcake pan lined with wrappers 1/3 full. Bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely.
  7. Pipe peppermint frosting onto each cupcake forming a tall peak. Place cupcakes in the freezer for 30-60 minutes until firm. Meanwhile, roughly chop peppermint candies.
  8. Heat Bakers dipping chocolate in the microwave according to package directions. Remove cupcakes from freezer and immediately dip the frosting top into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed peppermint candies.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate Peppermint Hi-Hat Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Sodium 124mg5%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.