St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

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Shamrock time!

These are delicious bites that definitely look the part in this St. Patrick's Day theme.

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St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Mint – chocolate – cupcakes – these three words mean celebration to me any day of the week. 
Servings 12
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

For the mint buttercream

  • 200 gr butter room temperature
  • 450 gr icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract 
  • food colouring green

To decorate

  • Shamrock chocolates

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180oc and line a 12 hole cupcake tray with paper liners – green if you have them.
  • Sieve the dry ingredients of flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda together into a bowl then add in both sugars.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the eggs, vanilla and melted butter and whisk.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and add in the buttermilk and mix until combined. Do not overmix.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
  • Using an ice cream scoop drop equal amounts into each cupcake case then place in the oven for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
  • Leaved to cool completely on a cooling rack.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville

To make the mint buttercream

  • Beat the butter in a electric mixer until light and fluffy then add in the icing sugar a large spoonful at a time until fully combined.
  • Add one to three tablespoons of milk until you have the desired consistency.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
  • Add in the peppermint extract followed by the food colouring.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
  • Spoon into a piping bag with a star nozzle fitted and pipe onto the cupcakes.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
  • Top with a Shamrock chocolate.
    ST PATRICKS MINT CUPCAKES recipe by home cooking with julie neville
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Chocolate, Cupcakes, Mint

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