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Chocolate And Mint Cupcakes

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Ingredients
  Soft margarine 75 Gram (For 75 grams basic cupcake mix)
  Caster sugar 75 Gram (For 75 grams basic cupcake mix)
  Self-raising flour 75 Gram (For 75 grams basic cupcake mix)
  Egg 1 Large (For 75 grams basic cupcake mix)
  Cocoa powder 15 Gram (For 75 grams basic cupcake mix)
  After dinner mints 16 Medium
  Dark chocolate 25 Gram
  Icing sugar 120 Gram, divided (100gram for the icing and remaining to dust)
  Soft butter 50 Gram (for the butter-cream)
  Pale mint green color 2 Drop (for the butter-cream)
Directions

GETTING READY
To make the butter-cream frosting:
1. In a large bowl add soft butter and whisk together until soft and creamy.
2. Sift the icing sugar a little at a time whisking to incorporate.
3. Repeat until all the sugar is incorporated.
To make the cupcake mix:
4. In a bowl add butter and caster sugar and whisk until light and fluffy.
5. Gradually add the beaten egg and whisk until well incorporated.
6. Sift flour and fold it into the mix until all the flour is incorporated.
7. Add cocoa powder to the cupcake mix at the same time as the flour
8. Fold in the cocoa powder.
9. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius.

MAKING
10. Fill a paper case around 1/4 full with the mixture.
11. Place chocolate mint on top.
12. Add some more mixture until 1/2 full.
13. Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven.
14. Allow it to cool.
15. Spread some mint flavored butter-cream evenly over the surface.
16. Place a chocolate mint on the top
17. Spoon butter-cream into a piping bag
18. Pipe the icing on top of the cupcake working around the top.
19. Melt some dark chocolate in a double boiler and spoon it into a piping bag.
20. Pipe thin lines of the melted chocolate on the decorated cake.

SERVING
21. Sprinkle some fine dust of icing sugar and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chocolate
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes

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