Mint chocolate cupcakes

Mint chocolate cupcakes by Harpreet Baura are a wonderful palate cleanser and great dessert for any occasion
Mint chocolate cupcakes
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  • Serves: Makes approx 24
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Effort: easy


For the cupcakes

  • 250 g unsalted butter, soft
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence
  • 250 g self-raising flour

For the frosting

  • 250 g unsalted butter, soft
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence
  • mint chocolate, to decorate


1. For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3. In a mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Once this is fluffy, add 4 eggs one by one.

2. Add the cocoa powder and peppermint essence and blend well. Add the flour and once this has all mixed up, spoon into cupcake cases and bake for 16 minutes.

3. Once they are firm but springy to the touch, remove from the oven and allow to cool.

4. For the frosting: in a bowl, combine the butter with the icing sugar and once this has mixed well and become fluffy, add the cocoa powder and peppermint essence.

5. Blend for 3 minutes and then either spoon onto the cooled sponges or pipe with a nozzle and piping bag. Finish off with a mint chocolate decoration.

This recipe was provided by Crumbs! Couture

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