Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

I love making cupcakes. I really don't have a huge sweet tooth, but I love to bake! Here is my latest creation! They are a very refreshing cupcake! I added a little bit of green food coloring to the icing for the color.


                               Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
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Ingredients
• 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
• 2/3 cup granulated sugar
• 2/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
• 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
• 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup buttermilk, shaken, at room temperature
• 1/2 cup sour cream, at room temperature
• 2 tablespoons brewed coffee
• 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
• 1 cup good cocoa powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Mint Butter Cream Frosting

Ingredients
• 4 cups confectioners' sugar
• 1/2 cup butter, softened
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon mint extract
• 4 tablespoons milk
• 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
• 2 tablespoons butter
Directions
1. In a large bowl, cream 1 1/3 cups sugar with 1/2 cup butter or margarine, and salt. Blend extract, 2 tablespoons milk, and remaining sugar into mixture. Gradually stir remaining milk into frosting until desired spreading consistency is reached.



11 comments:

  1. oooooo,Yum! I love mint chocolate chip! I'll have to try these. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Oh I love chocolate and mint. Can't wait to try these!

    The Farm Girl
    thefarmgirlrecipes.blogspot.com

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  3. they look great! we have big mint fans in our house :) saw you on made by you monday.

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  4. oooooo! These look sooooo yummy! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html

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  5. I love cupcakes and I love mint chocolate chip ice cream so I can only imagine how yummy these are!

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  6. My favorite flavor if Mint anything! These look amazing. I decorate cakes, but I've never made a cake from scratch. I'll have to give this recipe a try! I would love for you to link up on my blog for DIY Thrifty Thursday at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  7. MMmmmm!! Looks yummy!

    Thanks for linking this up too!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  8. I though I was going to get away with not making cupcakes this weekend...Hmmmm no such luck! These look too good!
    Would love you to share them at my Food Fight Friday link party.
    http://choochmagooz.blogspot.com/2011/01/food-fight-friday-anything-goes.html

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  9. Yum, these look so good! I want to make some, if only my 3 and 5 year olds would help me eat mint though!!

    I featured you on my blog: http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com/2011/01/projects-i-love_20.html

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