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Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

NicholeL
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes super tasty cupcakes, where the cupcake is infused with fresh mint. Then they're topped with a rich chocolate buttercream frosting.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Cupcakes
Servings 24 cupcakes

Ingredients
  

For the Cupcake:

  • 1 cup hot brewed coffee
  • 8-10 large mint leaves
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the Frosting:

  • 3 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoon milk or cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • additional mint leaves for topping

Directions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.
  • Muddle the mint in a small bowl, then add to the freshly brewed coffee. Let steep for 15 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, applesauce, canola oil and vanilla.
  • In a large bowl, sift the flour and cocoa powder. Add in the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • After the 15 minutes of steeping, strain the coffee into the buttermilk mixture, discarding the mint leaves.
  • Pour the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture and mix until combined.
  • Divide the batter into the cupcake pans, filling each ¾ of the way full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting by combining the butter and cocoa powder in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, then add in the milk, vanilla and salt.
  • Transfer the frosting to a piping bag and pipe frosting on top of cooled cupcakes. Decorate cupcakes with additional fresh mint leaves if desired.

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