Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Edition)

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
  • Frosting
  • Green food colouring
  • Dark chocolate for decoration

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In one bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.

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In another bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and mix each time.

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Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix some more. Add in the mint essence and melted chocolate.

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Spoon the mixture into the tins. Bake it for around 25 minutes at 160 C.

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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!

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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!

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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!

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What cupcake flavour do you like?

Angela.

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