Thursday, 20 March 2014

Yummy Mint Chocolate Cupcakes!


 Cupcakes are happiness in a paper case! Am I right? For my latest baking endeavour, I decided to make something that combines two things that I really love, chocolate and mint. If you love mint aero or just mint in general then you'll love these! Seriously, they are a little piece of heaven! ;-) I was inspired to make these when I saw lots of mint recipes popping up on my Pinterest news feed as it was Paddy's weekend. So I followed Nigella's simple recipe to make these yummy treats. They are so easy to make and they taste delicious. They were light and moist and they weren't overbearingly sweet. I was very impressed with how they turned out so, I thought I'd share the recipe with you.




Ingredients:

Cupcakes:
225g self-raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
225g caster sugar
4 teaspoons cocoa powder
225g butter
1 teaspoon peppermint essence
4 eggs
chocolate chips

Icing:
115g butter
225g icing sugar
green food colouring
1 teaspoon peppermint essence
mint aero
flake bar/ chocolate chips/sprinkles



To make these I just did these 6 simple steps:

Sieved the flour, baking powder and cocoa powder.

Beat the butter and sugar in a separate bowl. Beat the eggs in one at a time. I added the sieved flour mixture gradually.

I then, added peppermint essence and chocolate chips and stirred them in using a wooden spoon.

I baked them for about 30 mins at 160 degrees C.

Icing:

For the icing, I simply, beat the icing sugar and butter together and added peppermint essence and green food colouring.

For the decorations, I just popped some mint aero balls and crumpled flake on top. 




Have you tried making these before? Are you a fan of mint?

I hope you enjoyed this post. I know, my mouth is certainly watering after writing this ;-) I wish I had some more but sadly they're all gone :-(

Have a lovely evening!

Love,
Cliona x






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8 comments

  1. These look amazing! Mint chocolate flavoured anything is my favourite haha :)
    Sally Says Beauty x

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    1. I'm obsessed with mint chocolate! Cadbury mint crisp is my favourite! x

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  2. These look delicious! You've made me so hungry now! ha!

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    1. Sorry! He he ;-) They were delicious! I wish I had some more!

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  3. Those. Look. AMAZING!!! *drools* Haha you can probably tell I love food :)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe! I'll definitely try this out (if I can get around my laziness). They look delicious :)

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    1. You should make them! They were so nice! You'd love them :-)

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  4. These sound and look very yummy! I've actually made some very similar but with the Orange flavoured ones :D Great post!

    outsidebeautyinsidehealth

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    1. Ooh I'd say the orange flavoured ones were lovely! Thanks for your nice comment x

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