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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

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Category: Cakes, Kids, Holiday, Chocolate

 Ingredients List

  • ~~~~~~~~~ For Chocolate Mint Cupcakes ~~~~~~~~~
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup special dark cocoa
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ~~~~~~~~~ For White Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Frosting ~~~~~~~~~
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened (1 1/2 packages)
  • 4 oz. white chocolate, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


~~~~~~~~~ For Chocolate Mint Cupcakes ~~~~~~~~~
Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in sugar and salt.

With your mixer on low speed add eggs, one at a time.Then add the vanilla, water, vegetable oil and buttermilk.

Mix on medium for 2 minutes until combined.

Fill liners 2/3 full and bake for 20 minutes until set.

Remove from pan and cool on wire rack, wait until completely cooled to frost.

~~~~~~~~~ For White Chocolate Mint Cream Cheese Frosting ~~~~~~~~~
Cream together the butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

Add peppermint.

Slowly add powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached.

Place chopped white chocolate in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for one minute, stir. If not all the way melted, microwave in 15 second increments, stirring after each until completely melted.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the white chocolate and mix until thoroughly combined.

Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

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