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Friday, 17 December 2010

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Peppermint Frosting AKA Ajay's Delight

So one of my British BFFs has come to visit me in America over the holidays.  The boy loves him some mint chocolate.  Hence, Ajay's Delight.  A dark chocolate cupcake with peppermint frosting, garnished with a holiday sprinkling of candy cane dust.  Yummers.

Edit: Just adding desserts to the Christmas tag when I noticed this should be updated.  Ajay is not my bff, he is now my husband!  And he still loves these cupcakes, for the record.  

You will need: 
1 recipe dark chocolate cake batter yielding 24 cupcakes, prepared and baked.

Mint Buttercream Frosting
1 cup butter (two sticks) - room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup skim milk
1/2 tsp peppermint extract (or to taste)

1. With an electric mixer, cream the butter.

2. Add milk and peppermint extract.

3. Add powdered sugar and beat, one cup at a time, until smooth.