August 16, 2011

Chocolate Chip Mint Mini Cupcakes

This is the second cupcake in the mini cupcake series from my new 500 Cupcakes book.

CUPCAKES
1 1/2 cups cake flour
4 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter
4 large eggs
1 tsp. mint extract
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

FROSTING
2 sticks butter
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp. mint extract
Green icing coloring
Mini Chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Combine the flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder and stir well. In a seperate bowl, cream the butter and sugar before adding the eggs one at a time. Gradually add the flour mixture. Stir in the mint extract and chocolate chips.

Bake in greased mini muffin tins for 13 minuts.

Combine all of the frosting ingredients leaving the mini chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the completed cupcake.

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