Midsummer Mint’s Dream (Choco/Mint Cupcake)

Summer makes me want to eat a lot of chocolate mint flavoured things. I find it sweet yet refreshing and I very much enjoy that on a hot summer day! Today I was craving chocolate so I decided to bake double chocolate cupcakes topped with a mint buttercream.

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 salt
  • 3/4 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. In a large bowl combine together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and cocoa powder
  2. In a medium mix together maple syrup, Greek yogurt, almond milk, vanilla and eggs until creamy consistency
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix together
  4. Add the chocolate chips and blend
  5. Fill 3/4 of the cupcake liner with batter
  6. Bake at 350°F for 18 minutes

Mint Buttercream Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2-3 cups icing sugar
  • 1-2 drops of peppermint oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • food colouring optional
  1. In a medium bowl cream the butter on medium speed
  2. Add 1 cup of icing sugar and mix until incorporated
  3. Add 1 to 2 drops of peppermint oil depending on how strong you want your mint flavour
  4. Add food colouring (optional) and 1 cup of icing sugar
  5. Blend until incorporated
  6. If you’d like it sweeter, add more icing sugar (I added 2.5 cups and 2 drops of oil)

Chocolate Mint Buttercream Cupcakes

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Categories: Almond Milk, Baking, Brown Sugar, Butter, Cake, Chocolate, Food, Greek Yogurt, Maple Syrup, My Photography, Recipes, Whole Wheat Flour | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Midsummer Mint’s Dream (Choco/Mint Cupcake)

  1. This does things to me.

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