Friday, 13 November 2015

Recipe: Mint aero cupcakes


If you love mint aero's as much as me, you'll love these cupcakes.

Perfectly chocolatey.

Perfectly minty.

Yum!

This recipe makes 12 cupcakes.






INGREDIENTS
For the cakes:
240g Plain flour
280g Caster sugar
100g Mint aero, melted
2tsp Baking powder
250ml Milk
2 Eggs
80g Butter

For the frosting:
50g Butter
20g Cocoa powder
70ml Milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp peppermint essence
Green food colouring

To decorate:
Mint aero balls

METHOD
1. Preheat the oven to 170c and line a muffin tray with 12 cases.

2. Mix the flour, caster sugar and baking powder in a bowl then add the softened butter and rub together until it resembles sand.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk the melted chocolate, eggs and milk together.

4. Stir the chocolate mixture into the flour mixture until just combined.

5. Spoon into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes. Set aside to cool.

6. For the frosting: Mix the icing sugar slowly into the softened butter. Split the mixture equally into 2 separate bowls.

7. Add the cocoa powder, vanilla extract and half the milk to the first bowl. Mix thoroughly.

8. Add the peppermint essence and a few drops of green food colouring to the second bowl. Mix thoroughly.

9. Refrigerate both for 10-15 minutes before putting into a piping bag, alternating between a spoon of chocolate, a spoon of mint, and so on, to create the two tone effect frosting you can see.

10. Pipe swirls onto each cake and top with a mint aero ball to decorate.

















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2 comments:

  1. Ooh, I am definitely making these! I love mint chocolate, including aeros! Seems fairly straightforward, although I doubt my icing skills are anywhere near your standard. Your cakes look so professional! :) x

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  2. Wow I love aero, these are my ideal cupcakes. Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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