Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Remember how I talked about my mint chocolate chip obsession in my last post, well guess what I still have it. All day at work I couldn't stop thinking about making these cupcakes. At first I was not sure it they were going to work out or not, but turns out they did. They were very easy to make and not over powering at all. So if you like mint chocolate chip, then you will love this light and fluffy version of a classic flavor.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

1 White cake mix (as well as ingredients listed on the package)

1 cup mini chocolate chips

1 tablespoon flour

3 drops green food coloring

3- 5 drops mint extract

1 can vanilla frosting

1/4 cup mini chocolate chips for decoration, optional.

Preheat the oven and prepare the cake according to the package directions. Mix well. Add the food coloring and mint extract. In a separate bowl toss the chocolate chips with the flour to help keep the chocolate chips from sinking in the batter. Gently fold the chocolate chips in to the cake batter. Line two cupcake pans with cupcake wrappers and evenly fill with the batter. Bake according to the package directions until done. Transfer the cupcakes to a rack to cool. Spread the frosting on the tops of the cupcakes and sprinkle a little bit of mini chocolate chips. Serve and enjoy. :)

Now since I have been having this weird obsession I decided to look up some fun facts on Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream. Enjoy
  • Mint chocolate chip ice cream is the 10th most popular ice cream flavor according to the International Dairy Foods Association

  • Marilyn Ricketts invented mint chocolate chip ice cream while studying at Torquay Catering College. She entered a contest to prepare an ice cream for Princess Anns' wedding to captain Mark Phillips. The ice cream was then called Mint Royale.

  • These facts were found on Wkipedia :)

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  1. Your cupcakes look so fanciful and pretty and they sound delicious. My sister is a big fan of mint chocolate chip and she even loves that light green color. I have a new linky on my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link this up.

  2. Brandy-
    i am making these tomorrow night. which mint extract do you use? McCormick? peppermint? or just plain mint? i need these to taste close to the ice cream. :) thank you-


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