Friday, 23 November 2012

White chocolate mint cupcakes

Mint? White chocolate? Cup cakes? Yes? In that case, these are going to come down as a treat :)

  • Skill level: easy
  • Makes: 12
  • Prep time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 20 mins
What you will need:

8g mint leaves
100g caster sugar
125g lightly salted butter, softened
2 eggs
150g self-raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (I added this in)
175g white chocolate, chopped (I upped this amount)
Icing sugar, for dusting

How to make:

1) Put the mint leaves in a heatproof bowl, cover with boiling water and leave for 30 seconds. Drain and pat dry with kitchen paper

2) Put the leaves in a food processor, add the caster sugar and process until the mint is finely chopped

3) Transfer the mint sugar to a bowl and add the butter, eggs, flour, baking powder and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric whisk for one minute, until light and creamy

4) Stir in 100g of the chocolate and then divide the mixture between paper cases in a bun tray. Scatter with the remaining chocolate

5) Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 20 minutes, or until the cakes are risen and just firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Lightly dust with icing sugar

Yep, its a smiley face! :)
This is perfect for all the mint lovers out there! Enjoy :)

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