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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Choc & Mint Cupcakes





Ingredients:

220 gm. butter
180 gm. sugar
3 eggs
200 gm. self-raising flour
2 Tbsp. cocoa powder
4 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint leaves
100 gm. chocolate chips
1 tsp. peppermint essence

For the icing:

120 gm. unsalted butter
1/8 tsp. salt
120 gm. icing sugar
1 tsp. peppermint essence
a drop of green colouring
some chocolate chips as decoration

Method:

(1) Cream butter and sugar till well combined, add in eggs then add in flour and cocoa powder. Mix until well combined and smooth.
(2) Add in the mint leaves and chocolate chips.
(3) Scoop batter into paper cups and bake at 175C for about 25 mins. or till cooked.
(4) Leave to cool on a cooling rack.
(5) For icing: cream butter, salt and sugar till smooth. Add in colouring and essence and pipe onto cupcakes. Decorate with some chocolate chips.
(6) Serve.

34 comments:

Yan's Delites said...

Aunty Yochana,
what shld i do to attain that levelled cupcake pretty look like your bakes? my cupcakes looks like "volcano eruption", u know, it forms a 'hill' peak & cracks abit at the tops when it is baked. =p

yochana said...

Hi yan's delites,

don't fill too much into the papercups. 3/4 of the tin will do. Too much batter will create the volcano eruption...

rgds

Yan's Delites said...

roger roger.
thanks Aunty Yochana.
cheerios

singairishgirl said...

Hi auntie, too much batter and possible too high temp? I don't know. Could you enlighten me? Also, why do some cupcakes shrink in the cup too, upon cooling? I love the chocolate and mint mix.

Snoopy said...

Hello! aunty yo,

Could you share the recipe with us, please? I really enjoy looking at your blog daily. It has become a daily routine for me and my daughters. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana

My daughters love chocolate.

Kindly share this receipe.

Thank you.

Rgds
Josephine Seow

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

I like baking and have tried few of recipes and all tastes yummy. Your Choc & Mint Cupcakes looks good and especially the topping it really attract me.

Could you share the receipe?

Thanks & regards,
Yuqin

yochana said...

Hi singairishgirl,

As soon as the muffins or cupcakes are baked, you have to quickly take it out from the pan to prevent shrinkage.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hihi, is this recipe from 500 Cupcakes and Muffins by Fergal Connolly? I've the book but never tried any of the recipes yet but would try the recipe if it is what you have baked. Looks very nice and pretty!

singairishgirl said...

Ok thanks, will keep that in mind

Anonymous said...

Hiya Yochana

Thanks for yr huat kweh advice. heheh I will try and hopefully 3rd time successful.

For this recipe, is it better to use the egg beater machine or hand is better for controlling? Thanks

Anonymous said...

where to buy peppermint essence huh?

yochana said...

You can buy peppermint essence from Sun Lik.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,
Got one stupid question to ask you - do we need to keep the cupcakes in the fridge after frosting them? How long can it last if it's at room temperature? Thanks.
delia

yochana said...

Hi delia,

for this cupcake, you do not need to keep them in the fridge after frosting. It should be able to stand in room temperature.

rgds

Helpless individual said...

Hi yochana,
Just have to let you know that I tried this receipe last night and it was great! My family love it.
Thank you very much and do keep up the good work!
Rgds
Yvonne

michelle said...

how many does ur recipe serves?:)

yochana said...

Hi michelle,

about 12 nos.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

Can I baked the cream frosting so that I can keep for 2 days & also easier to pack in container? How to harden the cream?
Thanks

anonymous

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

You cannot bake the cream...it will melt. To harden it, chill it in the fridge.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

You said chill the cake with the cream but will the cream melt or soften when we bring out under room temperature?
Thanks

anonymous

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

Any whipped cream that is left at room temperature for more than 30 mins. will start to soften down and if it's not properly whipped, it will even soften and melt faster.

rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Yochana,

I want to try to bake varieties of cupcakes to sell for church's charity.
What cream to pipe on to the cupcakes as I need to bake 1 day in advance? The whip cream will melt or soften in room temperature.
Thanks

anonymous

yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

Use Butter cream instead of whipped cream.

rgds

erica said...

Hi Aunty Yo

i was jus sort of wondering, what's the diff btwn cupcakes and muffins?

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi erica,

A muffin is using stirring method and they are between a bread and a cake whereas cupcakes are small little butter cakes.
rgds

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

Would like to ask if the cream must whip to what extend then it is considered ok? Because mine always melt within minutes. :( Your help would be greatly appreciated!

Love,
Joan

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi Joan,

the whipped cream depends on what you're going to use on. For decorating, whip till stiff peak..

rgds

Kathryn said...

hi aunty i was surprise that the cake would raise even without baking powder. i followed your recipe without the icing and minus out the mint leachoc chips. i did it the fly africa style with various colors and the swirl turn out really beautiful.sadly, cake has volcano peaks...even though i fill up to only 3/4 full... and "cap" or "umbrella shape" did not form. it look like a little hill instead. any advice? btw i love the mint flavour in cake :D

meladyluvcuppies said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

i've tried this recipe and it turn out nice... baked not only once but few times... it has become my best selling flavor.... thanks a million for this great recipe...

Aunty Yochana said...

Hi meladyluvcuppies

Thumbs up!!

rgds

meladyluvcuppies said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

ur cupcakes are all very nice... can u tell me how to avoid the cake to leave the casing??? i got this problem wt cool cupcake, the casing tend to leave the the cake and it make it look like someone had peel the casing...tks.

ting lim said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,
may i know for this recipe about how many cupcakes can i make? Please reply asap! Thanks! :)

ting lim said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,
may i know about how many cupcakes can i make based on this recipe? Pls reply asap! Thanks! :)