One of our cupcake flavours during the wedding was Choc Peppermint. As my last wedding anniversary celebration post, I wanted to try recreate one of our desserts! I settled on Chocolate Peppermint.
I found the recipe online here. It makes 18 cupcakes.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups caster sugar
- 225g butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp peppermint essence
- 100g baking chocolate
- Green food colouring
- Dark chocolate for decoration
In one bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.
In another bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and mix each time.
Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix some more. Add in the mint essence and melted chocolate.
Spoon the mixture into the tins. Bake it for around 25 minutes at 160 C.
They rose up a lot in the oven. But because of that, they sank a lot in the middle. I’m not sure what I could do to stop that. It was a bit tricky to work with.
Once they were cooled down, I made the frosting and added a drop of green colouring to change the colour. I piped it on, and added a piece of dark chocolate on top for decoration. It came out pretty good!
I think I should have added a few more drops to the frosting to make it more greener. It comes off yellow in the pictures which is funny. It was a very light green in real life, I swear!
I had fun taking some photos and then I dove in and ate one. It was quite sweet, and I think I prefer the other chocolate cupcake recipe I made a few months ago. I always love giving a new recipe a try though!
What cupcake flavour do you like?
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