Saturday, September 24, 2011

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

The dessert that I made today is from a recipe in my cookbook 500 Cupcakes. I could hardly wait to get these finished today. When I opened the oven to take out the cupcakes I could smell the mint mingled with the chocolate.


Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
4 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
4 eggs
1 teaspoon mint extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate mini chips

Frosting
1/3 cup (2/3 stick) butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon mint extract
green food coloring
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate mini chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place 18 paper baking cups into muffin pans. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Set aside. Beat the sugar and butter together in a large bowl until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the flour mixture gradually, stirring until well combined. Stir in the mint extract and chocolate chips. Spoon the batter into the prepared baking cups. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove pans from the oven and cool for 5 minutes, then remove cupcakes to a cooling rack.
To make the frosting, beat the butter and confectioners' sugar in a small bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir in the mint extract and just enough food coloring to turn the frosting a mint green. Frost the cupcakes and decorate with chocolate chips.


Cool the cupcakes before frosting. This frosting has a very thick consistency.  It seemed too stiff to pipe through a decorator tip, so I just spread it on with a spatula.


The mint and chocolate made a tasty combination in these cupcakes.


12 comments:

  1. I love the combo of mint and chocolate! Your cupcakes look fab.

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  2. What nice and yummy cupcakes Anita!! gloria

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  3. I love mint and chocolate together. These do look cute and delicious! Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  4. Oh, yummy. I love mint and chocolate! These are beautiful. :)

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  5. I have been craving something with chocolate and mint! These would definitely take care of that craving.

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  6. sounds so delicious my daughter the mint lover would be in heaven come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  7. Chocolate and Mint are always a winning combination. Your Mint Chocolate Cupcakes look delicious, Anita. Hope you are having a great week and thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. ooooh yeah, these looks great!
    x Marnie

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  9. I am a huge fan of chocolate mint! these look like they'd be fantastic around the holidays too! Thanks for linking to Foodie Friday. Sorry it's taken me so long to say hi!

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  10. My son is insane for mint chocolate chip ice cream. I bet he would love these.

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