This cupcake is one for every chocolate and mint combo fan out there. The chocolate cupcake has a touch of peppermint extract for a nice hint of mint. Then the frosting ties it back together with more peppermint extract. We can’t forget the light green hue so food coloring is added. But the best part is the garnish. Peppermint Patty candies and a drizzle of chocolate syrup makes these cupcakes irresistible!
recipe adapted from Creations by Kara
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, soda, and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and peppermint extract.
Alternately add the buttermilk mixture and the sifted dry ingredients, about a third at a time. Continue to mix on medium speed until fully combined, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.
Using a scoop, portion out batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Transfer cupcakes to a wire cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
2 tablespoons heavy cream
A few drops of green food coloring
12-15 Peppermint Patty candies
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
Add the powdered sugar and mix on medium speed, adding the heavy cream slowly. into the bowl.
Once you’ve reached the desired frosting consistency, stir in the extract and green food coloring.
Transfer frosting into a piping bag fitted with a decorated tip and pipe onto the top of cupcakes.
Garnish with a Peppermint Patty candy and drizzle with chocolate syrup.