Chocolate Mint Buttercream CupcakesFebruary 19, 2008 at 3:56 PM | Posted in cupcakes | 24 Comments
Tags: chocolate, mint
Apparently today is National Chocolate Mint Day. Uh.. ok. I am not complaining… but what about the far more worthy National Chocolate Caramel Day? ;)
Since I froze some chocolate+ganache cupcakes that were leftover from my 2nd batch of caramel turtle cupcakes over the weekend, I decided to celebrate this “sweet” holiday with some chocolate and mint cupcakes.
Mint Buttercream Frosting
(Recipe from Cupcake Bakeshop by Chocklit | photos from ©iheartcuppycakes! )
Frosts ~24 cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
4-5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/4 cup milk
1/8 teaspoon all natural peppermint extract
green food coloring
To make frosting–
Beat butter until creamy, scrape bowl. Add 4 cups of sifted powdered sugar, milk, and peppermint extract, beat until combined. Add more powdered sugar as needed to get piping consistency. Add green food coloring until you get desired shade of green.
I use my favorite piping tip, 1M, to make the purdy swirl and then topped with my favorite chocolate mint candy – York peppermint patty.
Husband rating: A
He really liked the combination of mint and chocolate but he’s still a peanut butter and chocolate fan more.
Wifey rating: A+
Oh.MY.GOD. I am usually not a mint person (unless its york peppermint patties or gum) but these cupcakes were freaking amazing!
Side note: Check out my latest baking buy – a flour sifter from Ikea. Its small and cheap but isn’t it uber cute?!! It makes sifting so fun! (Yes, I am a big dork. But you all already knew that right?)
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