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Friday, July 29, 2011

Chocolate Chip MINT filled Cupcakes

Really...doesn't it look like you could just eat 1 million of these cute little things?...you will be happy to know that I DIDN'T...but the DEVIL side of me wanted to eat at least 1/2 dozen of them...they are SUCH A YUMMY TEMPTATION! My suggestion to you is to keep a few, but ONLY A FEW, and then share the rest with the neighbors...ITS just not smart to keep too many of these delicious little dandies around! These Chocolate Chip Mint filled Cupcakes were everything I thought they would be and more. I knew that if I just left them on the counter to tempt me I would eventually (probably sooner rather than later) give in and regret it later (hopefully)...so I shared! Everyone in my house SCARFED them right down, crumbs and all...there wasn't a bite left for even the mice to haul off....don't wait for a special occasion to make these...just whip some up and enjoy a treat or two today.


Chocolate Chop MINT filled Cupcakes

2 c. sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
2 eggs
1 c. milk
1/2 c. oil
2 t. vanilla
1 c. BOILING water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add eggs, milk, oil, vanilla; beat with mixer for 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (no worries, batter is supposed to be thin). Pour batter into cupcake tins, filling ONLY 2/3 way full...otherwise they run over the top. Bake 22-25 minutes. Cool completely. . Poke a hole in the center of the cupcake, but not all the way to the bottom. Prepare frosting, Chocolate Chip MINT frosting (recipe below). Use a cake decorating bag (or a ziplock bag with a corner cut off) to pipe the frosting into the center of the cupcake where you poked the hole. Using your frosting bag, swirl frosting on top. Sprinkle with crushed chocolate chips or shaved chocolate.



Frosting:

1 2lb bag powdered sugar
1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. shortening
2 T vanilla
1 1/2 T. mint extract (more or less according to your tastes)
1 c. chopped chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped chocolate chips (to top cupcakes with)
green food coloring

Mix all ingredient together with an electric mixer. Add chocolate chips and food coloring. Frost cupcakes according to directions above. THESE are to die for...you might even give up your right arm for one...they are that good! ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!



PS...don't you love this adorable cake plate that Dayna made me for Mother's Day?! Its perfect for serving ANYTHING on...but I thought these scrumptious cupcakes looked divine as they sat so cute on display (okay...they weren't displayed very long because they got eaten up to fast, but while they were there they looked AMAZING!). Thanks Dayna for my super fun Cake Plate! I love it!!!

Julie~

1 comment:

  1. These look fantastic. Yummy looking pictures.

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