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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Choco-Mint Cupcakes



makes 12 cupcakes
cupcake recipe adapted from Hershey's Kitchens
prep time: 25 min / cook time: 18-20 min

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS
6 tbsp cocoa powder
* I used Pernigotti Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter (1/2 stick), melted and cooled
1/2 c milk, room temperature
1 large egg, room temperature and lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 c boiling water

MINT WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING INGREDIENTS
1 c heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp mint extract
1/3 c sugar
3 drops of green food coloring

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKE INSTRUCTIONS
• Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat to 350˚ F.
• Combine cocoa powder, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk to combine.
• Add butter, milk, egg and vanilla. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes.
• Add boiling water and beat to combine.
* Batter will be thin.
• Evenly divide the batter into each cupcake tin.
• Place Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips into each cup, then bake for 18-20 minutes.
• Let cool before assembly.

MINT WHIPPED CREAM FROSTING INSTRUCTIONS
• Whip cream and mint extract until it looks like whipped cream.
• Mix in sugar.
• Mix in green food coloring until combined.

ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
• Using your favorite tip, fill your pastry bag and pipe a small amount of frosting onto the cupcake.
*Optional: top with Andes Creme de Menthe and chocolate shavings.

** ADDIECAKES' NOTES **
• If you don't want a domed top cupcake, fill the batter half way. You will end up with approximately 18-20 cupcakes.
• If you like your mint whipped cream to be stiffer, add a stabilizer such as Dr. Oetker's Whip It.

ADDIECAKES' DIFFICULTY RATING

ADDIECAKES' TASTE RATING

4 comments:

lisadlau said...

This looks great. My neace's favorite flavor is mint and she loves making cupcakes. I'll try this out with her soon and let you know how it comes out!

Sami and Addie said...

Thanks @Lisa! btw, I totally have to try the popover recipe you posted - they look delicious!

::Another Twenty-Something:: said...

I read this recipe and was SO excited to try it! Unfortunately, both times I tried it (I was CONVINCED I must have done something wrong the first time), the results were disastrous. I only filled the cups about 3/4 of the way, and they overfilled the ENTIRE pan...I have to clean my oven tomorrow! Plus they caved in in the middle. Overall I had to scrap BOTH pans!

The batter was practically a liquid, so maybe I made some mistake after all, but I don't think I did...I normally love the recipes on this site, so I was super bummed by this! :(

Sami and Addie said...

I'm sorry to hear it didn't work out and I have no idea why that would be. The batter isn't thick like most, it's liquidy as you stated.

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