Choc Mint Suprise Cupcakes

Choc Mint Suprise Cupcakes

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES.....

  • 5.5

    ounces cake flour

  • 5.5

    ounces super fine sugar

  • 6

    ounces unsalted butter softened

  • 3

    large lightly beaten eggs

  • ½

    teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 1

    teaspoon baking powder

  • FOR THE PEPPERMINT FILLING....

  • 3

    ounces unsalted butter softened

  • 4

    ounces powdered sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon peppermint essence

  • green food coloring

  • FOR THE CHOCOLATE GANACHE ICING...

  • 10

    ounces semisweet dark chocolate

  • ½

    cup heavy cream

  • 1

    peppermint candy bar

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare 12 paper cupcake cases in muffin tins. Place softened butter and sugar into a bowl and cream with an electric mixer until the butter changes color. (generally 2 minutes) Add in lightly beaten eggs to the mix a little at a time, beating on slow for 15 seconds between each addition. Add Vanilla then sift in flour and baking powder for a furthure minute. Spoon batter into cases until they are approx 2/3rds full and the place in the middle rack in preheated oven. Bake for approx 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick come out clean, the remove and let sit for a few minutes before removing the cupcakes from the tins and placing them on a wire rack to cool. To make butter cream Icing add softened butter to a bowl, along with powered sugar, vanilla and salt. Add green food coloring and peppermint essence and mix with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Cut a small hole in the center of each cupcake and dig out with a spoon. Discard the center and fill hole with the peppermint butter cream to make ganache, chop the chocolate and place it in a bowl, then heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until it just starts to boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let the chocolate melt for a minute, then mix until glossy and smooth and let cool until it is thick enough to hold its shape. To decorate the cupcake, fill a piping bag fitted with a star tip with ganache and pipe drops of ganache all over the top of the cupcake, then crush the peppermint candy bar and sprinke over the top of the cupcake.


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