Despite these chocolate mint cupcakes having a mint cream filling, chocolate drizzle topping, and other fun stuff, they're still relatively easy to make. I'll show you how to do the cream filling below, and you'll also get an inside look at the amazing creation you'll be making in the next 30 minutes!
You can see there's a lot of ingredients listed below, but it's nothing too strange. Flour, sugar, confectioners sugar, butter, cocoa powder, chocolate, peppermint candy/extract, milk, and food coloring.
With an electric stand up mixer, everything seems simpler. Dump in your dry ingredients for the cupcake portion of hte recipe, and sit back while it stirs everything evenly.
Add some butter and get a nice crumbly texture. In the meantime, you can mix up your wet ingredients including the egg and milk.
Dump in the wet stuff, and mix until even. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl, and bam! Your cake batter is done. Fill your muffin tins, and bake at around 300 for 20 minutes, depending on your oven.
Using an ice cream scoop with those devices to round out a perfect scoop sure is helpful! The days of using a regular spoon and your finger to scoop the batter into the cupcake paper are over (but that method still works). Still, you can see from the screenshot here that it makes a wonderful, perfectly sized muffin.
While those are baking in the oven, it's time to make the frosting! Peppermint extract, sugar, butter, and green dye is just about all you need. There's not much variation here from other chocolate mint cupcake recipes.
The cool part of this recipes is that there's actually a mint cream filling! I was surprised at how easy it was to create this effect. That tool he's using? It's an apple core-er! Just dip, and pull out, and you now have a perfectly sized hole to fill your cupcakes.
This guy is a real pro, and you can see that he starts with a dollop of cream in the middle, then works his way out to create a perfectly designed frosted top for his cupcakes. We need some support for the chocolate topping and crushed candy that's coming up!
Use a piping tool to drizzle warm chocolate over your frosted topping.
This recipe calls for crushed peppermint candy on top. I'm not sure I like this idea – should cupcakes be crunchy? Worth a try though. I think it has the potential to be too minty here as well, taking away from the chocolate flavor. I'll probably make a few with and a few without then do a taste test.
Doesn't this shot look amazing? Wow. What a tasty looking cupcake. You can get the full recipe here and watch the original video from YouTube below!