These cute little bite-sized cupcakes are not only delicious, but very unique! They have both chocolate and minty frosting, and the mint frosting uses fresh mint. Sometimes I prefer smaller cupcakes because I tend to eat just one, rather than eat one of a normal or large size.
This recipe does take a little longer than other recipes like the simple mint chocolate cupcakes which have fewer ingredients and just one type of frosting, but if you have a bit of extra time and want to make a very unique snack or dessert, you should definitely try out this recipe.
The recipe begins with us mixing the wet ingredients and beating them with an egg beater. Start with butter, then add sugar, vanilla bean paste, eggs, and beat again until smooth.
Mix the four and cocoa, then sift together so you have an even mixture. Add the liquid ingredients, beat together, then add the milk.
Divide the mixture into muffin tins lined with muffin liner. These are tiny guys, so you may need small spoons to get the batter in there properly. They only need to bake for about 15 minutes instead of the typical 18-20 because they’re smaller as well.
I always bake for less time though, so be sure to check then at 10-12 minutes to see how things are going.
While they’re baking, you can begin to prepare the frosting! Chop the mint and stir in the milk then let it sit to absorb the minty flavors. This recipe is unique in that is uses fresh mint leaves instead of mint extract, like many recipes use, including the recipe for chocolate mint cupcakes with buttercream frosting.
While that mixture is sitting, you can prepare the chocolate frosting. The ingredients for buttercream frosting are pretty simple: butter, sugar, cocoa powder, milk. Easy!
The mint frosting is prepared in a similar way to all other types of buttercream. The only difference is that you pour milk that soaked with mint over the sugar mixture. This is going to give you a minty green topping for your dessert.
Put each frosting into a piping bag. Squirt each (cooled) cupcake with chococlate, then mint frosting.
You can also garnish your dish with a few choppings of fresh mint leaves for a beautiful, decorative finish.
From what I could find, it looks like PigglyWolf doesn’t have a website, so you can see the entire recipe including ingredient measurements and the full instructions in the description on the original YouTube video. You can watch their original video for mint chocolate mini cupcakes below!