Day 147 – Christmas Tree Cupcakes

25 Dec

I have been waiting to do these Christmas Tree Cupcakes (recipe below from Raspberri Cupcakes).  I can’t even tell you.  They’ve been calling my name.  

And now, the day has arrived.  It’s Christmas!  Let the day of eating too much, working out too little and enjoying too many memories (and, hopefully, far too many cookies) begin!!  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.  And enjoy these cupcakes!

Chocolate-Cupcake     Mini-Chocolate-Cupcake

The cupcakes are very squishy, but not overly dense or too moist.  They have a nice, smooth chocolate flavor.

Christmas-Tree-Frosting

The frosting is thick (I had to add extra milk just to get it to a pipeable consistency).  It’s extremely peppermint-flavored! It tastes like the center of an Andes mint.

Christmas-Tree-Cupcake     Mini-Christmas-Tree

The frosting was an indication. These taste like Andes mints. You know. Those little, creamy mints you get after dinner at some restaurants. Chocolate layered with mint. That’s this cupcake. Which is kinda fantastic and fun! You could make these as any after-dinner cupcake and decorate them a little differently OR have them for your (obvious) Christmas cupcakes.

Note: I’m judging these based on the minis, cause that’s what the recipe is for. So, not surprisingly, the flavor is better in the minis.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 5 (my execution of the trees might not be perfect, but there’s no mistaking what they are)
  • Ease of Making: 3.5
  • TOTAL: 19.5

RECIPE

Christmas Tree Cupcakes (recipe from Raspberri Cupcakes)

Cupcakes

  • 100g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp bicarb soda
  • 20g Dutch process cocoa powder
  • 85g unsalted butter, softened
  • 75g sour cream
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened slightly
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint essence
  • Green food colouring
  • Silver/Multi-colour cachour and/or other sprinkles for decorating

For directions visit Raspberri Cupcakes.

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