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Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 16 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

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

  • 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

  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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