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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

By EmmaLisley (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12 cupcakes
Delicious cupcakes with a great minty flavour in the cake and the icing!
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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 125g/4 1/2oz butter, softened
  • 125g/4 1/2oz caster sugar
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 125g/4 1/2oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp peppermint flavouring
  • 1 tsp green food colouring
  • 100g/3 1/2oz plain chocolate drops

Topping

  • 125g/4 1/2oz butter, softened
  • 125g/4 1/2oz caster sugar
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 125g/4 1/2oz self raising flour
  • 1 tsp peppermint flavouring
  • 1 tsp green food colouring
  • 100g/3 1/2oz plain chocolate drops
  • 1 tsp green food colouring
  • 1 tsp peppermint flavouring
  • 175g/6oz butter
  • 350g/12 1/2oz icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla escense
  • 3 tbsp chocolate sprinkles

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 190 C (gas mark 5). To make the cupcakes, place the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream until smooth. Whisk the eggs separately, then add to the mixture along with the flour, until everything is mixed together.
  • STEP 2
    Then stir in the chocolate drops. Divide the mixture between 12 standard sized cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 14-16 minutes. Check that the the cakes are firm to the touch, and the move the cakes to a wire rack to cool.
  • STEP 3
    For the topping, cream together the butter and the icing sugar until creamy. Then add the vanilla extract, peppermint flavouring and the green food colouring stir well.
  • STEP 4
    Spread the topping over the cakes evenly using a knife, then scatter the chocolate sprinkles over the top of each cake.
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