Posted by Grace Massa Langlois on Saturday, 18th December 2010

I am so excited to be participating for the first time in the International Incident Party hosted by Penny from Jeroxie.  Penny chose “colour” for this month’s IIP; the theme couldn’t be more fitting especially for the Holiday Season. Immediately the beloved cupcake came to mind. But not just any cupcake, Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling and dressed in pretty colours with Swiss Meringue Buttercream!

A photo of 3 Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting.

Christmas is my favourite holiday.  I look forward to all the homes adorned with glistening lights and all the holiday decorations. I love the aroma of a freshly cut Christmas tree (we finally cut ours down today, yahoo!), wrapping presents by the crackling fire, the Christmas music, sharing time with family and friends and of course, the food!

A photo of 3 Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling and topped with green-tinted Swiss Meringue Buttercream on a green Christmas plate.

I can’t wait to finally get our tree up and decorated.  The kids have invited some friends to join us in decorating the tree this year and I couldn’t think of a better treat to share than these Dark Chocolate Cupcakes (I’ve yet to meet a teenager who doesn’t like cupcakes, have you?).

A photo of Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling.

Especially these delectable dark wonders, intensely rich in chocolate and extremely moist too!  The pièce de résistance – homemade peppermint marshmallow cream filling, truly amazing!  I couldn’t resist taking this already decadent cupcake a little further and I topped it all off with an ultra-silky Swiss Meringue Buttercream.

A photo of Christmas Cupcakes.

Enjoy some of our other favourite Gourmet CupcakesDeep-Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes, Black Forest Cupcakes and Candied-Hazelnut Cupcakes.

Have a great weekend!

A photo of Christmas Cupcakes displayed on a red cake stand.

A photo of Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling topped with Swiss Meringue Buttercream frosting.

A photo of peppermint marshmallow cream filled dark chocolate cupcakes.

A photo of Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling on individual cupcake stands.

A photo of Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling frosted with Swiss Meringue Buttercream displayed on a white cake stand.

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54 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Marshmallow Cream Filling”

  1. Conor @ Hold the Beef Says:

    Welcome to the party!!

    These cupcakes are just PERFECT, your piping is spot on and the decorations beautifully understated with the white. Love the flavours you’ve used too. Well done! :)

  2. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite Says:

    They’re gorgeous Grace (like everything you do!). Yay for joining IIP!

  3. Grace Says:

    Thanks Mardi!!! I finally figured everything out.

  4. Grace Says:

    Thank you so much!

  5. penny aka jeroxie Says:

    OMG! beautiful…. I wish I could frost like you. Perfection :D And welcome on board babe!

  6. leaf (the indolent cook) Says:

    I can feel the Christmas spirit just looking at these cupcakes… beautifully decorated!

  7. Lauren at KeepItSweet Says:

    your cupcakes are gorgeous with the pink and green frostings!

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  9. Tiffany @ Conor & Bella Says:

    Beautiful cupcakes! And I like your cake stand. :)

  10. Grace Says:

    Thanks Tiffany – if you’re talking about the red one – great find this week!

  11. marla {family fresh cooking} Says:

    This post is exquisite!! You did such a great job using seasonal color. would love if you link this post up to my Dreamy Holiday Dessert post that is up now (and any others you might like to add.) XO

  12. Grace Says:

    Thank you Marla – I love you Dreamy Holiday Dessert post – so many delicious goodies!

  13. Nam @ The Culinary Chronicles Says:

    These are just lovely. Wonderful piping on these cuppies :)

  14. Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz Says:

    So glad to have you join the party! And what a beautiful treat fro your first participation, the cupcakes look so festive and awesome. I want one lol!

  15. Maya Says:

    These are the most Christmasssy cupcakes I’ve ever seen, they’re simply beautiful! Welcome to the party, Grace, hope you’ll join us again next year.

  16. Jeanette Says:

    Wow, these are stunning, so festive and absolutely gorgeous. I love the beautiful piping, stars on top and dragees! Did you make the fondant stars too?

  17. Grace Says:

    Yes I did Jeanette, thanks! Loved your roundup post!

  18. Grace Says:

    Thank you Maya, great to be part of an amazing group of fellow bloggers!

  19. briarrose Says:

    Just lovely. The frosting is just adorable. They look delicious.

  20. RavieNomNoms Says:

    These are really gorgeous! The frosting just looks amazing!

  21. Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels Says:

    Oh my goodness your cupcakes are absolutely stunning! The frosting looks perfect and so delicious. I LOVE swiss meringue buttercream and seriously could eat it with a spoon. :)

  22. Chef Dennis Says:

    Grace
    those cupcakes are gorgeous!! what a perfect entry for the IIP, those cupcakes certainly are colorful!
    I can’t believe there is marshmallow filling in those beauties…I would have to eat a whole plateful!
    Dennis

  23. Tes Says:

    Wow these cupcakes look super adorable. The peppermint marshmallow cream sounds so amazing :)

  24. Grace Says:

    It is Tes, I couldn’t stop myself from digging in with a spoon a few times.

  25. Grace Says:

    Thanks Dennis, Congrats on the coveted Number 1 spot on FoodBuzz!!!

  26. Trix Says:

    I am just seeing this – welcome to the parties, I hope you continue through 2011. These cupcakes are so beautifully decorated, I love the little silver balls that makes them look like trees. So cute!!!

  27. Grace Says:

    Thank you so much, first time joining a group like this, looking forward to all the parties in the new year.

  28. Marly Says:

    Your kids are so lucky to have such a caring mom! How fun that you made such festive cupcakes for your annual tree decorating. Love these pics!

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  30. Janet Silvey Says:

    This look soooooo yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  31. Marcy Says:

    Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum!!!!!!

  32. shamiyah Says:

    hi grace,
    i have a question…if i make these cupcakes with the icing n i let them outside at room temperature will the icing melt?if yes then for how many hours can i keep them outside?

  33. shamiyah Says:

    hi grace,
    i have a question…if i make these cupcakes with the icing n i let them outside at room temperature will the icing melt?n for how many hours can they be at room temperature?

  34. shamiyah Says:

    grace can you post a nice recipe which has a chocolate fudge frosting…thxs

  35. Grace Says:

    Yes I will try and think of something extra special.

  36. Grace Says:

    This frosting will keep for about 5 days at room temperature.

  37. shamiyah Says:

    thxs a lot grace for your prompt reply.i saw a chocolate fudge icing on you tube.its for a bakery.they use boiled glucose and water etc..i need a recipe like this.if u know any recipe like this plz let me know.i need it for my small bakery.thxs

  38. shamiyah Says:

    the recipe is from dorothy ann bakery…

  39. Grace Says:

    Do you mean an Italian Meringue? It uses boiled sugar and some also add glucose (I do too if I have it on hand). It is quite easy to make. I have the recipe in my new book coming out soon. Do you want it to be chocolate?

  40. Grace Says:

    I can’t find it on the website, is it under cakes or treats?

  41. shamiyah Says:

    no its written chocolate fudge.the process is like:first they boil water and glucose then they beat melted chocolate and butter.then they add some of the liquid and then icing sugar again liquid and they finally add honey glazed…its something like a jelly.search on youtube for dorothy ann bakery fudge icing.hope u will get it.

  42. shamiyah Says:

    i think that this type of chocolate fudge is used mostly by bakeries.

  43. shamiyah Says:

    hi grace see on youtube dorothy ann bakery.u will get it.

  44. Grace Says:

    Shamiyah I sent you a message back. I am working through edits now if you have any questions please send to my email I check that more frequently because I am in communication with my publisher. Here it is grace@gracessweetlife.com. I can answer any questions about some of the individual elements in case you want to try it before I can test here on my end.

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  48. Kaylie @ Skinny Muffin Says:

    These sound delicious! I love chocolate and peppermint.

  49. Purabi Naha Says:

    This is awesome! I am saving the recipe. Just tweeted about this.

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  52. Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden Says:

    These Christmas cupcakes look so cute.I’ve featured this recipes on my blog because I like them very much and I hope you don’t mind! If you don’t agree with that please contact me and I will remove it. All the best.

  53. Grace Says:

    Thanks for letting me know Vera and thanks for sharing!

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