Mint chocolate cupcakes UK

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Mint chocolate is one of my favourite flavour combinations. In this video tutorial I show you how to bake these mint chocolate cupcakes. The recipe can be easily doubled to make 12.

Ingredients for mint chocolate cupcakes (Makes 6)

80 grams self-raising flour

20 grams cocoa powder

60 grams butter

15 ml vegetable oil

70 grams sugar

1 teaspoon peppermint extract (depends on your extract, some are stronger and needs less)

4-6 tablespoons buttermilk

half teaspoon baking powder

1 large egg

To decorate the mint chocolate cupcakes

Chocolate Buttercream (half of it, add some peppermint extract to it) to make it mint chocolate buttercream.

Mint chocolate to decorate (any mint chocolates of your choice.)

Method : Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Pre-heat oven to 180 Celsius, prepare a cupcake tray with cupcake cases and put to one side.

Put the oil, butter, peppermint extract and sugar in a bowl and whisk together.

Add in the egg and whisk

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into the bowl

Add the buttermilk and mix until smooth

Divide the mixture into the cupcake tray

Bake in the oven for about 15-18 minutes. Test with a toothpick after 15 minutes. If it comes out clean they are ready. Remove them from the oven, leave in the tray for 5-10 minutes. Remove and put on a cooling rack to cool completely

Decorating the mint chocolate cupcakes with mint buttercream

While the cupcakes are cooling make half of this chocolate buttercream which you will use to decorate the cupcakes. Add some peppermint extractto the chocolate buttercream

Depending on how you pipe you may need more icing. If you do, just make more.

When the mint chocolate cupcakes have cooled, pipe the buttercream on top and place some chocolate on top.

You can dust with icing sugar (optional)

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