Day 96 – Amy’s Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

4 Nov

Girl Scout Cookies!!!!!!  They are the best!!  Yes, I know.  They’re not homemade like I would normally prefer.  But, c’mon.  You can’t deny that they are amazing!  So, when I came across Amy’s Mint Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe below from A Healthy Life for Me), there was no way I could pass them up.  So, enjoy a new Musical Monday video, then snuggle up with today’s book – Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda while you enjoy the cupcakes!

On to the cupcakes!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are extremely dense and sticky – borderline chewy.  They have a nice, even chocolate taste. Not overly sweet or dark.

Thin-Mint-frosting

The frosting is thick and easy to pipe – though the chunks make piping a little more challenging.  The mint flavor is shockingly strong! You get the cream cheese frosting taste too, but the mint is definitely the star.

Mint-Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Mint-Choc-Cupcake

The cupcake balances out the frosting nicely. It cuts through a bit of the mint and adds a darker flavor. This is a hearty cupcake – very thick, chewy and bold.

Note: It leaves the exact same after-taste in your mouth that Thin Mint cookies do! It’s so fun!

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 4
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 19

RECIPE

Amy’s Mint Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe from A Healthy Life for Me)

Cupcake:

  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons of all-pupose flour
  • 1 cups granulated white sugar
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract or DAVE’s syrup
  • 1 cup hot coffee

Frosting:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract or DAVE’s syrup
  • ¼ cup bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar (SIFTED)
  • 15 mint thin cookies, crushed
  • 6 mint thin cookies, roughly crushed for topping

For directions visit A Healthy Life for Me.

*Tomorrow: Caramel Frap Cupcakes*

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