Since my lime flavored cream-cheese frosted cupcakes were a huge success,I really longed for another special moment to whip up some cream cheese frosted goodies . I baked these fabulous Choc Mint cupcakes for my husband's work colleagues.
This is a really delicious cupcake that would suit any occasion. I baked these super rich chocolate cupcakes and topped them up with peppermint flavored cream cheese frosting .
Here is the recipe for the Chocolate cupcakes.
1/4 cup unsalted butter
56 grams of Milk chocolate melted
2 Large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup of sour cream
1 cup plain flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup water at room temperature
1.Pre heat oven to 350 F. Double sift the dry ingredients(flour,cocoa powder and salt) and set aside.
2.Melt Chocolate in a double boiler or in an microwave oven.And set aside.
3. Mix butter and sugar until fluffy.
4 Add the melted chocolate into the butter mixture.
5. Mix in eggs and the yolks one at a time until just combined
6 .Mix in oil, sour cream and vanilla until just combined.
7 .Add the sifted dry ingredients in three additions.
8.Mix in water until just combined.
10.Fill your cupcake cases and into the oven.
11.Bake for 18 minutes. do the toothpick check for readiness.
12. Transfer your baked goodies immediately on to a cooling rack.
These chocolate cupcakes freeze really well.
For the cream-cheese frosting , you will need
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar(sifted)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 tbsp heavy cream
Blue and green food colouring (gel paste)
Beat all the above ingredients light and fluffy . Using toothpicks dab some blue and green gel paste or use regular green food colouring.
Frost your cupcakes and top an Oreo cookie on each cuppy just before serving. Or you can use some chocolate chips to top them up.