Thursday, December 10

Choc Chip and Mint Cupcakes!

Soo... after a nice day of shopping, pampering myself (if you consider getting waxed - pampering yourself) I decided to bake these deliciously fluffy cupcakes. Now you need to know i'm not big on cupcakes, too much frosting, too sweet... blah blah blah. So it was a bit of a surprise when these babies came out a success. The flatmate and the boyfriend got to enjoy a few :) I found the recipe here but adapted it a little.

Copyright Anne-Claire

  • 225g flour
  • 4 tbsp of cocoa
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp mint essence
  • 100g plain choc chips
  • 300g of butter
  1. Preheat oven at 160 degrees Celsius
  2. Place cupcake cases in muffin tins (makes about 22 cupcakes)
  3. In a bowl, sieve flour, baking powder and cocoa. 
  4. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar. Add the eggs one by one, and mix in between each egg. 
  5. Add the flour mixture gradually. Stir int he mint essence and choc chips. 
  6. Spoon in the mixture into cases and bake for about 15 minutes (if you want a melted center) or 25 minutes (for a completely baked cupcake). 
For the Icing:
  • Buy betty crocker vanilla icing, or any other kind. 
  • Have green food colouring.
  • 1 tsp mint essence. 
  1. Mix all this together and ice the cooled cupcakes and decorate with choc chips. 


* You can decide to make your own frosting but I find that to be a hassle and usually end up having a too butter-ey mixture.
* Try and make these when no one is around you... or else they might just take bites here and there!!! (thanks Anne-Claire)

 And eat them fast before everyone grabs them away from you! They're simply divine!

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