I found this recipe and haven't tried it yet (no bundt pan). It might work well for cupcakes. Apparently you can use any flavoring you like in place of the peppermint.
Makes 12 Servings
Preheat oven to 325F.
Spray a 10 inch bundt pan with cooking oil and set aside.
Sift together in large bowl and whisk together well:
2 Cups all-purpose flour
2 Teaspoons baking soda
6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Cup white sugar
1/2 Teaspoon salt
Whisk together by hand in medium bowl:
1 3/4 Cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 Cup canola oil
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon peppermint extract
Add the wet ingredients to the dry with a few swift strokes just until blended. Pour into bundt pan. Bake 50-60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Cool on rack.