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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
12
Ingredients
* ¼ cup (1/2 stick) Prairie Farms unsalted butter
* ¾ cup sugar
* 1/3 cup (2 oz.) unsweetened chocolate, chopped coarsely and melted
* 2 large eggs
* 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
* ½ cup Prairie Farms chocolate milk
* 1 ½ cups all purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* ½ cup (6 oz.) mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
Preheat oven at 350°. Place cupcake liners into medium cupcake pan. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until
light and fluffy. Blend in melted chocolate. Add eggs, peppermint extract and chocolate milk. Beat until mixture is
creamy. In separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Add these dry ingredients to the chocolate mixture and
blend well. Do not over mix. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into cupcake liners, filling approx. 2/3 of the
way. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool.
BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
3 egg whites
¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) Prairie Farms unsalted
butter
DIRECTIONS
Heat egg whites and sugar in double boiler. Mix constantly with wire whisk, until sugar is completed dissolved and
mixture is warm. Pour egg mixture into a medium bowl. Using a mixer with the whisk attachment, beat mixture on
high speed until stiff peaks form. Continue mixing until fluffy and cooled (at least 6 minutes). Change out the mixer
attachment to the normal paddles. Gradually add butter and mix at medium low speed. Add in peppermint and
vanilla extracts. Reduce speed to low and mix another 2 minutes until all air bubbles are gone. Stir with rubber
spatula until smooth. Spread buttercream frosting on cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle frosting with chocolate sprinkles or
mini chocolate chips.