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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes July 6, 2011

Here we are again and another long period of time has gone by. I apologize for not posting anything in almost 2 months….I have been very busy and sometimes even lacked inspiration. I hope I can be more active from now on as I have many many recipes to share with you!

These cupcakes are a mint lover’s dream and if you are a chocoholic like I am then you will love these! They are not only pretty, they taste amazing too! So what are you waiting for? Put on an apron and get baking! ๐Ÿ™‚

(6 jumbo cupcakes)



Ingredients:


Cupcakes:
2.5 dl (1 c) flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
1.25 dl (ยฝ c) granulated sugar
100 g butter (softened)*
2 eggs
2 tbsp milk


Chocolate mint filling:
150 g (5.5 oz) chocolate mint thins
3 dl (1 โ…“ c) whipping cream


White chocolate frosting:
200 g (7 oz) cream cheese
200 g (7 oz) white chocolate
a few drops of green food color



For the filling which needs to be prepared the day before:
1. Heat the whipping cream in a double boiler or in a bowl on top of a pot with boiling water.
2. Add the mint thins and stir until they have melted completely.
3. Allow the filling to cool for about 15-20 minutes and then store it in the refridgerator until the next day.
4. When you’re ready to fill the cupcakes, beat the mint chocolate cream until it is thick and forms peaks.


For the frosting which can be prepared the same day or one day in advance:
1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in a bowl on top of a pot with boiling water.
2. Let the chocolate cool slightly for a few minutes.
3. Beat cream cheese until soft.
4. Add the chocolate and some green food color until the frosting has a nice minty green color.

For the cupcakes:
1.ย  Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F).
2.ย  Grease a jumbo muffin pan or line with jumbo paper muffin cups.
3.ย  In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
4.ย  In another bowl, beat the butter and sugar until creamy.
5.ย  Beat in the eggs (one at a time) and the milk.
6.ย  Add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.
7.ย  Pour mixture into the muffin pan, filling each cup about ยพ full.
8.ย  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
9.ย  Allow cupcakes to cool slightly (5-10 minutes) before filling and frosting them.
10.To fill the cupcakes, cut out the center of each cupcake using a paring knife and cutting at an angle so that the “lid” looks like a cone..
11.Fill the center with the chocolate mint cream and put the “lid” back.
12.Frost the cupcakes with the minty green frosting and decorate each cupcake with green sugar or sprinkles and half a mint thin.


* To soften butter, microwave it on the defrost setting for a total of 15-20 seconds, 5 seconds at a time, turning the butter after each 5-second interval.

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15 Responses to “Chocolate Mint Cupcakes”

  1. Casey Says:

    Wow, these look incredible! thanks for the recipe ๐Ÿ˜€ Love your blog, the recipes and pictures are amazing

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  2. These were worth the wait. I love the icing and the chocolate on top.

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  3. Amye Says:

    OMG—These look amazing–i gotta make them this weekend!!!!

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  4. Hey Effie girl.. About time you came back and blogged LOL (just kidding). You know we’re in the choco-aholic club together lol so of course I would love this recipe. Not a big mint eater, bit with the chocolate included, I’ll put on my apron and bake.

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    • lillagreca Says:

      *LOL* I know right! Yeah…the chocoholic club rules!! ๐Ÿ™‚ There will be more choco-lovers recipes coming soon (without mint ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Let’s bake!

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  5. What a beautiful colored frosting. Chocolate and mint are so good together. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your cupcakes up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

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  6. Tracy Says:

    Oh…em…geeee…these looks amazing. The recipe sounds delicious, and I love how you decorated it. Yummy mouth and eye candy!

    I’d love for you to link this and any other cupcake related post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  7. These look so delicious!! Great pictures!! I am “pinning” them so I can come back and make them sometime! I am new to your blog and I’m excited to browse around more. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Nade Says:

    OK, I made them today and one thing turned up: The dough was enough for about 12 pieces, but there was waaaaay too much filling (enough for like 36)
    Is that intended or do I have to nearly hollow the cupcakes out? ๐Ÿ˜€
    (well I did made pretty big holes in them anyway)

    Also sry for digging up old posts.

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