Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cool Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

I love mint desserts.  Really I enjoy all types of dessert.  The other night, I decided was going to make these to take around to a few new families/couples that moved into our neighborhood and a couple friends.  Once they were all frosted, I took them around.  All were surprised that they were homemade and not from a bakery.  I love when people {in general} think dishes/desserts look beautiful.  There is so much to it all.

Cool Mint Chocolate Cupcakes 
1 box devils food chocolate cake mix
ingredients on box
1/2 package of cool mint oreos ~ crushed

Make cupcakes according to directions on box, add in crushed mint oreos.  Bake as directed and let cool.

Mint Cream Frosting
1/4 cup shortening ~ butter flavored
1/4 cup butter ~ softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablepsoon milk
dash of salt
6-7 drops green food coloring
1/4 teaspoon mint extract

In mixing bowl, combine shortening and butter.  Cream together till well blended.  Add in powdered sugar cup at a time.  Beating well after each addition to make light and fluffy.  Add vanilla, food coloring and milk into cream mixture.  Mix till well blended. Then add mint extract and mix well. Then pipe or spread frosting onto cupcakes.

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