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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Get the Sensation!

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!

peppermint patty 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.

peppermint patty cupcakes

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!

peppermint patty cupcakes

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 Cupcakes

makes 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.

Mint Buttercream


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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  1. lovely ,the rosette are cute too....

  2. I showed my mom your site and her exact words were, "She's a pro".

  3. oooh, i love the cupcake holder/box. where did you get those? i often make cupcakes and bring them in for my coworkers, but it's always a challenge to transport them.