Cupcakes are not difficult to find, but many of the ones that you can buy locally simply aren’t that interesting. Even then, you’re often limited to boring flavors or to packets of 6 that are all the same. Signing up to a cupcake subscription is a much idea. A cupcake of the month club brings […]
Who doesn’t love cake? Seriously. If that’s you. Get outta here. We’ve all had our share of great cakes, but if you want to spice things up a little, cake of the month clubs are a fun idea. The name really says it all. This type of club provides you with a cake each month. […]
What can we say – we love food here at Food For Net. We do try to eat healthy though, because working at a desk all day is not helping our waist lines or cardiovascular health. So instead of pigging out every day, sometimes we just browse the internet for delicious pictures to drool over.
Cakes are great, but for one person, they’re just too much. They take so much time to make and you often end up with far more cake than you want or need. Mug cakes are a fantastic solution to this problem. These are small homemade cakes that you make yourself in a mug in the microwave. They can be delicious treats, but they’re also deceptively simple, often taking just a few minutes to make.
Who among us doesn’t love chocolate? As feel-good food goes, chocolate is certainly one of the most popular options. Plus, it tends to be something that we tend to crave far more often than we probably should. There’s actually a reason for this. Chocolate contains a bunch of compounds that help us to feel good and less stressed.
That’s probably why we tend to chocolate when we are particularly stressed or upset. Research is also starting to indicate that chocolate might be good for you, largely because of the natural compounds from plants that it contains. Those benefits do mostly apply to dark chocolate but it is still good news for anyone that likes a bit of chocolate now and again.
Cupcakes are the petite version of cakes, and as they have enjoyed a resurgence beyond the world of a children’s birthday party, where rainbow sprinkles abound, there are many specifically adult-friendly varieties to try. Adding espresso, brewed coffee, or ground coffee to baked goods and their accoutrements is a great way to get a kick of caffeine while indulging in your sweet tooth.
I am in love with chocolate mint. Who would have thought that such an odd-couple combination would be so tasty. Honestly, sometimes I eat chocolate right after I brush my teeth and think about how good it tastes. But I’m weird. These are some normal cupcake recipes that really harness the deliciousness of chocolate and mint in cupcake form.
The cool thing about making lists like these is that I get to watch a lot of videos and see really how diverse recipes can be. Even with something so specific as chocolate mint cupcakes, you can get a wide range of techniques.
No list of chocolate mint cupcake recipes would be complete without replicating the famous thin mint girl scout cookies. This is also a fun recipe though because it features some unique things like vanilla pudding, crushed cookie topping, and a full cookie dipped into the buttercream frosting.
The cupcake itself is also green, and you don’t see that often! Most mint chocolate cupcake recipes are featuring chocolate cupcakes with mint frosting. So we’re going to get started with with white cake mix instead of chocolate so that we can add food coloring to make green cake.
Here’s a twist on mint cupcakes that we’ve been posting this week. These are called “mini cakes” because they’re stacked like a cake, but it’s essentially a decked out cupcake. But do we really need an excuse to get more chocolate mint cake ideas published? Nope.
So we’re going to start out with any cake recipe you like. You pick! For this recipe, I recommend something dense, dark, and chocolatey. We’re going to freeze these, and personally, I think fluffier recipes don’t stand up to the freezer as well. I also think that a denser recipe will stand up to getting cut an handled better.
Surprisingly, there aren’t a lot of gluten free or grain free mint chocolate chip cupcake recipes out there! Of course, you can invent your own by creating chocolate gluten free grain free cake, then looking up a suitable “cream” recipe and just add your own peppermint extract, but it’s not quite the same.
I prefer to let someone else do the recipe testing and just follow it step by step. So I was happy to stumble upon this recipe on YouTube.