Mint Choco chip Cupcakes

Ingredients – Cake

  • 200g butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50g cocoa powder

Ingredients – Buttercream

  • 170g butter
  • 2-3 tsp peppermint extract
  • 450g icing sugar
  • Blue food colouring / gel / powder

Method:

mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 1:

Pre-heat the oven to 170 degrees (fan). Line a cupcake baking tray with 12 cake cases.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 2 :

Mix the eggs, sugar, butter and peppermint extract in a bowl using a hand whisk, electric whisk or stand mixer.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 3 :

Sift the self-raising flour, baking powder and cocoa powder into the mixture and mix together.

I use the figure of 8 technique here when mixing by hand.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 4 :

Fill 2/3 of the cupcake cases with the cake mixture and bake for between 12 and 18 minutes. Mine took 16 minutes.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 5 :

Once baked, allow the cupcakes to cool for approximately 30 minutes. Remember to check they’re cooked through with a cake tester before removing from the oven.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 6 :

While the cupcakes are cooling, add 170g of butter to a clean bowl.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 7 :

Whisk the butter for at least 5 minutes. Add the peppermint extract and whisk for another minute. You might want to add just 2 tsp at this stage and add the 3rd later to suit your taste (I like really minty frosting).


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 8 :

Sift the icing sugar and whisk together in stages. This will help you to achieve a really smooth buttercream but will also help to limit those icing sugar clouds!


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 9 :

Once whisked, your buttercream should be a very light colour and smooth consistency, but still able to hold it’s shape.

Place 2 tsp in a separate small bowl.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 10 :

Mix a small amount of blue food colouring into the buttercream in the small bowl.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 11 :

Mix the food colouring and the buttercream until you achieve a really strong and concentrated colour. Including this step will help the colour to spread more evenly through your whole mixture.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 12 :

Add the colour concentrated buttercream to your large mixture and whisk together until the mixture is fully combined. If you want a darker colour, simply follow steps 9-12 again.


mint choco chip cupcakes

Step 13 :

Using an open star piping nozzle, pipe a ‘classic swirl’ onto each cupcake. Add a small amount of dark chocolate chips to the top of each and your cupcakes are finished!

Recipe by Emily

Blog: My Tiny Toes

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Mint Choco chip Cupcakes Recipe
The result of the perfect combination of mint and chocolate.
mint choco chip cupcakes
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 12-18 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cake
  • 200 g Butter
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50 g cocoa powder
Buttercream
  • 170 g Butter
  • 2-3 tsp peppermint extract
  • 450 g icing sugar
  • blue food coloring gel/ powder
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 12-18 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cake
  • 200 g Butter
  • 200 g Caster Sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 50 g cocoa powder
Buttercream
  • 170 g Butter
  • 2-3 tsp peppermint extract
  • 450 g icing sugar
  • blue food coloring gel/ powder
mint choco chip cupcakes
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