Last weekend was my good friend Phil’s birthday and I knew right away I wanted to bake something amazing to take to his party.Pretty much everything I have made since the birth of this blog has been eaten by the same 5 people. And all of those people are complaining that I am making them fat. (Me included.)
So I got VERY excited for a chance to bake for a big group of new people whowouldn’t half- hate me for bringing them something sweet.
When I asked Phil what his favorite flavor was he asked if I could make a cupcake taste like Mint Chip Ice Cream. Though it was a first-time recipe I was excited for the challenge! I have never made chocolate cupcakes before (mostly because it seemed harder than vanilla,) but after making this SIMPLE recipe. I am already thinking of which flavor combination I will make next. These tasted so good!
Everyone loved them and they were perfect for a refreshing after-dinner-mint like treat. They almost tasted like an Andes Candy. Peppermint extract in the cake and a creamy peppermint frosting on top made these perfection! If mint isn’t your thing, change the peppermint for vanilla and frost with anything you’d like! (I think peanut butter frosting could be great!)