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Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

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Servings: Makes 1 1/2 dozen cupcakes
225g (8 oz.) self-raising flour
4 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
225g (8 oz.) caster sugar (granulated or superfine baker's sugar)
225g (1 stick/8 oz./1 cup) unsalted butter
4 eggs
1 tsp. mint essence or extract
100g (3 1/2 oz.) plain (semisweet) chocolate chips

For Icing:
115g (1 stick/4 oz./1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened
225g (8 oz.) icing sugar, sieved (powdered or confectioners' sugar)
1 tsp. mint essence or extract
Green food colouring

For Decorating:
100g (3 1/2 oz.) plain (semisweet) chocolate chips (or use chocolate sprinkles)

You will need 18 paper cases (paper muffin or cupcake liners)

Preheat oven to 160 degrees C/325 degrees F. Place 18 paper cases (muffin or cupcake liners) into muffin tins.

In a bowl sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa. Beat butter and sugar together in another bowl. Add eggs one at a time and beat together. Add flour mixture gradually. Stir in the mint essence and chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into cases (cupcake or muffin liners) and bake for about 25 minutes. Let cupcakes cool completely before icing.

To Make Icing:
Beat icing sugar and butter in a bowl; stir in the mint essence and just enough food colour to turn the icing mint green. Ice the cooled cupcakes and decorate with chocolate chips or sprinkles.

Makes 1 1/2 dozen cupcakes.

Photgraph taken by Maria© 2006

Source: 500 Cupcakes and Muffins
Submitted By: Maria
Date: March 4, 2006


Reviewer: Allegra
My faivorite is mint and they are very goooooood!!!

Reviewer: Shanthi
This cup cake was really good. Since I did not have mint essence, I used almond essence and instead of castor sugar I used normal powdered sugar. It was great. I love baking and thats one of my interests.

Reviewer: Elma
I really liked these cupcakes and they're so yummy!! I love how the colors go great together! You can definitely bake them on St. Patricks day, after all they have green on 'em!!

Reviewer: cheyenne sloan
I loved them, they tasted great.


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