Mint chocolate cupcakes

I just adore the taste of mint chocolate ice cream and wondered if this could be translated to cupcakes!? Yes, it can! Here’s a simple but tasty recipe for 12 mint choc cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 225g self raising flour
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp mint essence
  • 100g chocolate chips

Method:

Preheat oven to 160.

Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder in a bowl. In a separate bowl beat the sugar and butter, then add the eggs.  Add the dry mixture to the bowl with the mint essence and chocolate chips. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

Icing:

  • 115g unsalted butter
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp mint essence
  • green food colouring
  • chocolate chips to decorate

Method:

Beat the sugar and butter until smooth, add the mint essence and a tiny splash of green colouring (enough to turn the icing minty green). Ice each cupcake and decorate. Share and eat :)

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16 Comments

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16 Responses to Mint chocolate cupcakes

  1. Mmmmmm I love mint choc ice cream too, so I might have to try these! They look gorgeous!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. I love anything mint chocolate! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays!

  3. Amanda @gidders1

    I’m not so keen on mint and chocolate together, next time can you knock me up a batch of chocolate orange please ;)
    They look fabulous!

  4. Great minds think alike, I made some like this a while back, they’ll be perfect as a replacement for my summer cornetto during the winter months. Yours look super yummy! x

  5. these look lovely, my favourite combination, mint and choc!

  6. amy

    i found you from the how to mommy’s blog hop. OMG, i LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream and will HAVE to make these, that is once i convert your canadian measurements ;)

  7. jane

    oooh they look yummy

  8. Oh, I like chocolate chip mint ice cream, too…and these cupcakes sound so yummy! I bet they were delicious.

    Have a happy day,
    Marianne

  9. Sarah

    Hello! I found this recipe through google as I would to bake these for my brother’s birthday. In the method you mention beating the butter and sugar for the cake mixture but you haven’t listed how much and what kind of sugar you need for the cake mixture? I would like to bake these on Wednesday so if you could let me know asap, it would be much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Sarah

  10. Sarah

    Thank you for the prompt response! I will let you know how they turn out!

  11. Sarah

    Hi Helen!

    As promised, feedback on the cupcakes!

    First of all, I actually made 18 cupcakes from that mixture as there was a lot! Which as perfect because I intended to make 24 to have enough to write letters.
    Secondly, they are delicious! I served them up to my family and they all loved them, particularly the icing. So thank you very much. Here is a link to a photo I put up incase you wanted to see them… http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g468/smaz23/Photo0266.jpg

    It turns out writing with icing is tricky, hence they look a little less than perfect!

  12. jaycee2

    lovely site btw (applause)

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