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Andes Mint Cupcakes

7 Nov

It’s official – the holiday season has arrived! Chick-fil-a is serving their seasonal peppermint mocha milkshake, Starbucks has their pumpkin coffees and minty latte’s, even McDonalds has a mint chocolate McFlurry. It became quite obvious that it was time for me to share my recipe for a delicious mint chocolate cupcake! If this doesn’t put you in a holiday mood, then I don’t know what will!

I love this recipe because it is easy and fool proof. Even the little one’s can help!

Here’s What you’ll need:

  • 1 stick Butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1 tbs Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup of finely chopped Andes Mint Chocolates
  • 1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1 tbs Vanilla

~*~ Makes 15 Cupcakes ~*~

Directions:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until it is soft, then add sugar. Beat about 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time beating until they are well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and whisk them until they are well combined
  5. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar and beat it just to combine.
  6. Mix in chopped up Andes Mints
  7. Add the liquids (milk & vanilla), scrape down bowl and beat to combine.
  8. Continue adding the dry ingredients. Beat for another minute till smooth
  9. Fill cupcake liners and bake for 20-22 minutes.

Frost with Mint Buttercream and Top with Andes Mint Candy Pieces.

For an easy decoration technique, spread your frosting over the cupcake with a knife. Dip each cupcake in chopped up pieces of Andes Mint Chocolate. Voila! Super Easy but still looks great!

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting instead of Mint

Smooth frosting with a knife over each cupcake.

Dip them in Ande's Mints and Enjoy!

If you prefer Chocolate to Mint, use my Chocolate Mousse Frosting recipe. It goes great with the Andes Mints!

Stay Sweet and have a great week! xoxo

I LOVE Holiday Sprinkles!

29 Nov

Alright, Thanksgiving is over so now we can officially move on to Christmas! To be honest, I haven’t been in much of a holiday mood lately. That was until I starting buying holiday cupcake supplies! I found some of the cutest holiday sprinkles at Marshalls, and my mom found some great ones at TJMax. Both stores always have really cute, and affordable seasonal sprinkles.

Here’s some of my favorite!

Candy Cane Sprinkles. Perfect for Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes!

Gingerbread Man Sprinkles. I like to use these to top my Pumpkin Spice and Double Chocolate Cupcakes!

Snowflake Sprinkles! I always love the combination of Blue and White. These look great on top of Marshmallow Whip frosting.

And of course, you cant forget the Christmas Tree Sprinkles! These little guys add holiday cheer to any cupcake!

A great way to incorporate fun sprinkles into you baking is to stick with simple frosting. A great buttercream frosting can be tinted any holiday color and topped with festive sprinkles for a fun and quick Christmas Treat. I always remember to color coordinate my sprinkles and my cupcakes for the best outcome! Check out some of the links below for good frosting recipes to accompany these yummy little sprinkles.

Peppermint Twist Buttercream : https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/11/18/candy-can-cupcakes/

Green Mint Frosting: https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/the-perfect-mint-buttercream/

Honey Cinnamon Cream-Cheese Frosting: https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/pumpkin-spice-cupcakes/

Marshmallow Whip Frosting: https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/10/11/marshmallow-whip-and-mingle-monday/

Happy Holiday and Happy Baking! xoxo