November 07, 2011

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
w/ mint buttercream

I used this recipe from Simply Recipes because I preferred the arrangement of ingredients to other chocolate mint recipes i could find. 4 ounces of dark chocolate played a key role in the deliciousness.

It was the perfect opportunity to make use of the overgrowing mint in my indoor herb garden... but strictly for decor, peppermint extract was used for taste.

As is mentioned on the Simply Recipes post, these taste just like thin mints. I'm personally not a big fan of peppermint, but I know others are so this was my choice contribution for a recent BBQ/party. Even for a mint-disliker such as myself, I thoroughly enjoyed these and would make them again. 

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