September 22, 2011

..Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

For my girlfriend Lauren's birthday this week I made mint chocolate chip cupcakes.  They are such an easy spin on a staple flavor :) I am not really a lover of mint and chocolate so I had my coworkers taste them first and then the birthday girl. I got great reviews!


Ingredients
1 Box of Devil's Food Cake mix
Pudding (you can make any brand, or even buy it premade)
2 Tablespoons of peppermint extract
1 Stick of butter
4 Cups confectioners sugar
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 Cup mini chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons of cold milk
Thin mint cookies

Directions

1. Prepare cupcakes according to box instructions and add 1 tablespoon of peppermint extract to the mix before baking.

2.After they cool for about ten minutes use a piping bag and a long thin tip to pump cupcakes with a little pudding filling.  Just squeeze until a little comes out of the top like below.


3. For the icing beat one stick of butter and one cup of sugar at a time adding cold milk as you go to make the correct consistency.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and one teaspoon of peppermint extract and keep mixing.  I added green dye for the full effect.

4. When you are finished blending, mix in the mini chocolate chips to finish.


5. Now ice cupcakes and add one 1/2 of a cookie to top it off.  All done :)





5 comments:

  1. These were the best cupcakes yet!

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  2. these look TO DIE FOR!!!!

    http://xoxo-carolinalove.blogspot.com

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  3. these look amazing! have to make them..thank you :)

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  4. Omg Erin! These look amazing! I am def. giving these a try

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