- 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.