i am a huge fan of peppermint patties.
i am a huge fan of mint chocolate chip ice cream.
and i am a huge fan of mint chocolate cupcakes!
yes yes. i have baked again. and i think it was a success! :)
i went to my close girl friend's birthday party and i brought over some fresh baked cupcakes (which actually became quite a tradition. i brought her cupcakes for two years now). so anywho. i wanted to do something different. i always do either vanilla or red velvet (which is a popular flavor) but she's a little more sophisticated. heehee.
anywho. the cool green mint buttercream was a fantastic compliment to the light chocolate cake. i like this cake because it's very easy to make. the other chocolate cake recipes i have usually involves double boiling bittersweet chocolate and then mixing it with some coffee or espresso (which i would have to brew) and then some more stuff. this one is an old fashion chocolate cake and just involves good cocoa and some milk. how easy!
so the reason i call this a success is because not only did i get some delightful rants about it, i got some business! one of her friends are getting married and is looking to order! :) heehee. that ALWAYS feels nice. im so very thankful and humbled when someone takes interest in my goodies. i just love baking them, so thanks for eating them, you know?
alritey. i think that's about it for today. here is the recipe.
Old Fashion Chocolate Cupcakesmakes about 30 cupcakes
cake recipe from cupcake bakeshop
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temp
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temp
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
4. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small sized bowl and whisk to combine.
5. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine
6. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
7. Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 1/2’s full. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake cupcakes for about 20-22 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
1 1/2 cup (3 sticks) butter
4-5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1-2 tbsp meringue powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp all natural peppermint extract
1/8 tsp green food colour gel (optional)
7 mini peppermint patties or any mint candy for decoration(optional)
1. Beat butter until creamy, scrape bowl.
2. Add 2 cups of sifted powdered sugar, milk, and peppermint extract, beat until combined.
3. Add meringue powder and remaining powdered sugar (cup at a time) as needed to get piping consistency. (Make sure you beat it for a good 5-7 minutes). Add food coloring if wanted. Decorate with candy.
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