I always find that mint chocolate is a really nice and light dessert sweet after a really heavy holiday meal. For this year's Christmas Eve celebration I'll be bringing Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with a VERY delectable buttercream frosting, and a sprinkling of red sugar for that little extra touch of the season.
These delightful little cuppies are topped with an oh-so-yummy vanilla buttercream frosting. I've recently started adding 1C of shortening to my buttercream frosting as I have found it helps give a little more height and volume.
I have to say, this is one of my favorite cupcakes I've made so far. (Banana Spilt is still my all-time fave) The buttercream mingles nicely with the crisp mint flavor. The cake is very moist, and the chocolate is rich without being too decedent or overwhelming. I find that I'm really satisfied after eating it with out being weighed down.
Until my next cupdate,