Mint Choc Chip Cupcakes
Fresh, seasonal and seriously tasty these cakes are sure to not disappoint. Having taken inspiration from one of my favourite ice cream flavours - I set about creating my own unique twist in cake form.
The results were great and I am excited to share with you how to make them for yourself.
For the cakes
- 225g Butter (softened)
- 225g Caster sugar
- 4 Large eggs
- 1tsp Vanilla extract
- 2tsp Baking powder
- 170g Self-raising flour
- 60g Cocoa powder
For the icing
- 240g Butter (softened)
- 500g Icing sugar (sifted)
- 1.5tsp Peppermint extract
- 1tbsp Milk (if required)
- 30g Dark chocolate (very finely chopped)
You will also need: - 12-15 muffin cases
- One large piping bag with your preferred nozzle - I use an open star tip.
- To make the cakes, line a muffin tray with cases and preheat your oven to 160 degrees (fan).
- Cream the butter and sugar in a bowl, until light and fluffy.
- Add in your eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder and cocoa to your mixture and combine fully.
- Divide the mixture into your muffin cases using a tablespoon and bake for around 15 - 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before icing.
- Prepare the icing by beating together the icing sugar and butter.
- Once combined add your peppermint extract and milk to create a smooth buttercream.
- Fold in your finely chopped chocolate (small pieces are key as too large and they risk getting stuck in the piping nozzle).
- Place icing into a piping bag.
- Pipe icing in any desired pattern on top of each cupcake and serve.
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