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Brownie Cupcakes with White Chocolate Mint Frosting and Strawberries

Posted on: 24th Mar 2008

[recipe originally by Kate from Applemint]

white chocolate and brownie cupcake recipe

INGREDIENTS

for brownie cake

  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 350g dark chocolate – melted (I used Green & Black’s 70% dark chocolate)
  • ¾ cup (150g) gold caster sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a little bit more than ½ cup (50g) plain flour

white chocolate mint frosting

  • 150g white chocolate – melted
  • 150ml whipping cream
  • small handful of fresh mint leaves (chopped)

for garnish

  • 24 fresh large strawberries
  • fresh mint leaves

EQUIPMENT

  • piping bag or even better piping syringe
  • 12 normal size but lower cake / muffin cases

METHOD

  1. Melt the chocolate and leave aside to cool down.
  2. Beat eggs with salt.
  3. Cream butter and sugar together, then add eggs, vanilla extract and flour.
  4. At the end fold in cooled down chocolate and blend till smooth.
  5. Pour the mixture into cake cases and bake in preheated the oven to 190°C (374°F) for about 10-15 minutes. If you keep cakes too long in the oven they will dry and top will start cracking.
  6. Remove from the oven, leave aside till completely cold. You can even leave them (cooled down completely) in air tight container overnight.
  7. When you are ready to serve cupcakes, whip the cream, add melted and cooled down chocolate and whip some more till thick.
  8. Stir in chopped mint leaves and place frosting for about 10 minutes in the fridge till firm.
  9. Then put it in the piping bag and decorate cupcakes.
  10. Serve each cupcake topped with frosting, strawberry and few mint leaves, add one more strawberry on a side of each cupcake.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Ingredients for cake has been doubled and ingredients for frosting tripled ;)
Kate used in her recipe blueberries and strawberries for garnish, I used only strawberries and some mint leaves.
When melting white chocolate for frosting, be very careful, it burns easily… that is why texture of my frosting is not smooth… but even through that it was the most delicious dessert I have ever prepared! :)

More girly cupcake recipe ideas:

Raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes by Cook Sister

Liquor Infused Chocolate Cupcakes

Lemon & Vanilla Cupcakes

Vanilla Fairy Cakes

Marble Chocolate & Vanilla Cupcakes

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Margot DOLEWSKA DYER ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Margot DOLEWSKA DYER is Brighton based blogger dedicated to crafts, recipes, reviews, food styling and photography. She is also behind 416 Studios specializing in web design & photo retouching. You can connect with her via Google+.

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Comments

  1. hey Margot ….. this is so kewl ….. i’m so glad u tried it and ofcourse happier that it turned out well. Its looks fantastic girl.

  2. I love the sound of the white chocolate mint frosting, I bet it’s delicious!

  3. Dear Margot this is lovely and delicious!!! Gloria

  4. it looks very delicious……….

  5. I have been drooling over Kate’s recipe and pics since she posted them!! god, I gotta make these soon!:) yours look lovely Margot:

  6. I like the sound of a mint frosting on a chocolate cupcake. They look good!

  7. Oh Margot what a lovely treat here with your cupcakes, white chocolate mint frosting just so delicious :D

    Rosie x

  8. I’ve tried out Kate’s recipe too and it becomes my favorite. The chocolate and the minty frosting go really well together.

  9. its wonderfull! i wanna eat it :)

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