Let’s Bake! (Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes Edition)

One of our cupcake flavours during the wedding was Choc Peppermint. As my last wedding anniversary celebration post, I wanted to try recreate one of our desserts! I settled on Chocolate Peppermint.

I found the recipe online here. It makes 18 cupcakes.

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups caster sugar
  • 225g butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence
  • 100g baking chocolate
  • Frosting
  • Green food colouring
  • Dark chocolate for decoration

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In one bowl, mix all the dry ingredients.

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In another bowl, mix together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and mix each time.

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Gradually add in the flour mixture and mix some more. Add in the mint essence and melted chocolate.

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Spoon the mixture into the tins. Bake it for around 25 minutes at 160 C.

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They rose up a lot in the oven. But because of that, they sank a lot in the middle. I’m not sure what I could do to stop that. It was a bit tricky to work with.

Once they were cooled down, I made the frosting and added a drop of green colouring to change the colour. I piped it on, and added a piece of dark chocolate on top for decoration. It came out pretty good!

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I think I should have added a few more drops to the frosting to make it more greener. It comes off yellow in the pictures which is funny. It was a very light green in real life, I swear!

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I had fun taking some photos and then I dove in and ate one. It was quite sweet, and I think I prefer the other chocolate cupcake recipe I made a few months ago. I always love giving a new recipe a try though!

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What cupcake flavour do you like?


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    1. They really were!

  1. Ahh how adorable are these cupcakes?! And I bet they’re delicious too, thanks for sharing the recipe Angela!!
    love, elena


    1. They came out so good! Funnily enough, they taste even better after a few days 🤗

  2. I love your baking posts SO much!!! These look so tasty!! my favourite flavour has to be lemon xx

    1. Thank you Anni! They are delicious! I’ve made lemon cookies before but not cupcakes yet! 😄

  3. So cute and tasty! Haha awesome job (:

    1. Indeed they are! Thank you 😄

  4. These sound amazing and look so cute too. Mint and chocolate is one of my favourite combinations but I hadn’t thought of it for in a cake. Might have to try this some time.

    1. It’s definitely such a good combination! It works really well as a cupcake too 😋

  5. I love the little ode to your wedding cupcakes 🙂 happy snacking!

    1. Hehe, I thought it would be fun to do! Thanks Chanelle 😀

  6. I love chocolate cupcakes my favorite. Lol. I made a recipe of chocolate cupcakes last month and I loved it

    1. Chocolate is so good! 😀

  7. Mmmmm they look amazing!! I love how you decorated them xx

    1. Thank you! I had a lot of fun decorating them 😀

      1. It’s okay and awww I’m glad xx

  8. I have a recipe very similar to this and I love the mix of chocolate cake with peppermint! It tastes so good!

    1. It’s definitely such a good flavour combination! 😀

      1. Yes! I made them again today😊

  9. You cannot go wrong with chocolate and mint 🙂 As timeless as chocolate and orange. I hope the cupcakes were matched up with plenty of kisses and cuddles. xx

    1. Both very good flavour combos 😄

  10. Oh they are so cute!!!

    1. They came out so great! 😀

  11. Ohmygod these sound and look so delicious (just like all the recipes you share here)! I love the chocolate and peppermint combination so yes I need to try these out 💃🏼 xx

    1. They were really good! The original recipe I used described this as an AERO chocolate mint bar. They were so delicious 😀

  12. This sounds SO yummy! And girl your cake was gorgeous! <3

    1. It really was! I actually really like the recipe 😄 I love how our wedding cake came out!! 🤗

  13. Anything chocolate and mint. Were they really minty?

    1. The icing was quite minty. You can definitely add more peppermint essence if you want a stronger taste 🙂

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