About this recipe:These cupcakes are so quick and easy to make but so effective! They have an amazingly tasty peppermint buttercream laced with dark chocolate chips... so good it's like ice cream on top of your cake. The sponge is a richer version of my standard chocolate cupcake recipe which you can also find on my page. But this cake is much richer and it's the buttercream that really helps it stand out. Whenever I make them I get really great reactions. People seem to like them a lot. The recipe itself makes 12 to 14 standard sized cupcakes but mini cupcakes can also be achieved with this recipe.