Sunday, March 13, 2011

[Recipe Share Sunday] Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

....are to die for!

The mint icing tasted seriously like a Shamrock Shake.  I could have just eaten the bowl of icing and I'm def in the 'more cake' camp, it was that good!

I adapted the recipe from these two sites (here and here).  The site with the mint frosting recipe is only enough for 12 cupcakes, so I used the butter cream recipe to yield enough for 24.

 

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, room temperature
6-8 cups of powdered sugar  ( I think I only used 6 or 7)
1/4 cup of milk
3/4 tsp peppermint extract
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
6 drops of green food dye
2 drops of yellow food dye

Directions
1. In an electric mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. Beat in milk and then peppermint and vanilla extracts. 


2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar on low speed, stopping every now and then to scrape down the sides of the bowl, until light and fluffy. Taste and add more mint extract if it isn't minty enough for you, or powdered sugar if it isn't sweet enough for you. 

3. Finally, add food dye for "mint" green color.


Also, because I made two different types of cupcakes (the other being from scratch) and a bunch of other goodies, I cheated and had Pillsbury help me out this round.  I used Dark Chocolate Cake mix, quality goods.


Ready for seconds?  Chocolate Stout Cupcakes coming up soon!

7 comments:

  1. These are beautiful but I don't intend to make them (mint and chocolate are hard for me to stop eating)! I still bookmarked the recipe, just in case ;-)

    I need a cupcake stand...do you mind sharing where you found this one, I love it!!!!

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  2. I don't blame you CarolinaBelle, they are addicting!

    I got the cupcake stand on sale at C&B (http://www.shopstyle.com/action/apiVisitRetailer?id=124115056&pid=uid2544-1445112-92)

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  3. uh wow! amazing! Thanks for the great idea!

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  4. i heart mint chip BIG time!!! these look so yummy...i am definitely making them this st. patty's day! xo

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  5. PS...just had to feature this post on my blog tonight! Happy St. Patty's!

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