Friday, February 18, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Okay, I admit it.... I have fallen off the diet wagon. For crying out loud, cadbury eggs are out at the stores and HAVE been for over a month. Chocolate is my weakness. I may need to consider giving it up for Lent again. In the meantime I have created a new cupcake -- Mint Chocolate Chip. I decided to get creative in the kitchen on a Friday night as my boys played what they called "the zippy cup game". It entertained them for about thirty minute with lots of laughter so I let it slide when I saw the mess it was creating.... I was planning on cleaning floors tomorrow anyways. :)

So.... Here are the results of my cupcake creation

I just started pulling things from my baking drawer.........

Chopped up Peppermint Patties

Gently Stir into Cake Batter

I used a French Vanilla cake mix and added Chopped up Peppermint Patties to it.  I gently stirred and put into a cupcake tin. 

After that I used a Chocolate Cream Cheese icing to frost the cupcakes.  The recipe is below:

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz Cream Cheese at room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Chocolate Cocoa powder
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Milk (or most depending on your desired consistency of frosting)

Mix cream cheese, sugar & cocoa together.  Then add liquid ingredients.  You can add more milk if needed and more powdered sugar if it's not sweet enough. 

And here we are...

Honestly, these did not turn out exactly how I wanted them to.  The peppermint patties sunk to the bottom of the cupcakes when baked which I thought may happen.  They still had a good flavor to them.  I would definitely pick a different frosting next time, also.  BUT, I did say I was going to post regardless of here we are!!!  :) 


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  2. I've been craving mint chocolate cupcakes for a while now and actually have mint buttercream frozen in the freezer. I can't wait to satiate my mint craving!

  3. Thanks Steve, I will check it out!

    Lauren, mint buttercream sounds delish! I was being experimental when I got a craving for Peppermint...didn't turn out exactly how I was expecting. I think I may stick to recipes next time. :) Do you have your recipe on your blog??

  4. These look amazing and you are really bad Carolyn!