Chocolate Cupcakes with Fluffy Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting
April 21, 2015
Forget mint chocolate chip ice cream. With these you basically get that ice cream plus a delicious chocolate cupcake in one. No the frosting is not ice cream but it tastes just like it and can also be spread over a cupcake to look like it.
- Prep: 30 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Yields: 12 Cupcakes
Meanwhile, in a separate large mixing bowl, using an electric hand mixer set on low speed, blend together melted butter, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, vanilla and salt until well combined, about 30 seconds. Stir in egg and egg yolk, mixing just until combined after each addition.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in muffin tin several minutes before transferring to wire rack to cool. Cool completely then frost with Fluffy Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting. Store in an airtight container.
For the Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Frosting:
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, using the paddle attachment whip butter on medium high speed until nearly white and very fluffy, about 7 - 8 minutes, frequently scrapping down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Blend in food coloring then increase speed to medium and beat until very light and fluffy, about 5 - 6 minutes, frequently scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl. Fold in chopped chocolate just before spreading frosting over cupcakes.
*If you would like the same amount of frosting as that pictured I would make 1 1/2 of the frosting recipe.
**Be careful not to melt the butter if softening in the microwave. I like to let mine either rest on the counter and come close to room temp or in a rush, place it in the microwave, unwrapped and resting in a small bowl and heat in 4 second intervals rotating between intervals until it's somewhat soft.
Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting