Cupcakes have been around for age’s, I think everyone has tried one recipe or another. I have to admit this is my first. I wanted to make something a little different for a dessert,not too sweet, chocolate, fresh and satisfying. And so that’s how I arrived at this special treat. Chocolate and mint has always been a great combination. Table Eights- After Dinner Mint has always been a decadent finish to a dinner party, so enjoy my after dinner mint cupcake.
Finding a recipe for a quick chocolate cupcake wasn’t too difficult…I decided on this one bowl recipe, I can see why cupcakes are a quick choice for many home making cooks, preparation time was a whizz, cooking time was quick, no cleaning of tins, and definitely a buzz whipping these things up.
I however, didn’t want the normal look of a cupcake,(cake and frostinf) it wasn’t for afternoon tea,but an after dinner dessert. So knowing how delicious our gelato (ice-cream) is I put together this combo.
Read on for the recipe…
Recipe: After Dinner Choco-Mint Cupcake
For the chocolate cupcake:
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup natural yoghurt
3 tablespoons sunflower oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 250°C. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners.
Sift cocoa powder, flour,sugar,baking powder and baking soda and salt into a large bowl.
Add eggs, warm water,oil,natural yoghurt and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Divide batter among muffin cups, using an ice-cream scoop is a great measure of the correct quantity for each muffin cup.
Bake for about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to wire rack and let cool.
Just before serving…cut the top off a cupcake…place one scoop of chocolate mint ice-cream in cupcake, add top of cupcake and smear nutella on top, cut an after dinner mint in half and garnish.
Just have to add a couple of photo’s of one of my favourite gelateria (ice-cream shop)..here in Italy…
We have an unbelievable choice of flavours: Lemon & Lime,Mango,Chocolate Chip,Banana, Yoghurt with Mixed Berries….
Mint,Watermelon,Vanilla,Yoghurt,Straccatella (vanilla with bits of chocolate) Nutella
Definitely have to try an Italian gelato put it on your wish list but in the meantime an
After Dinner Choco-Mint Cupcake might just tie you over!
So what’s fun about Tuesdays, sharing all these wonderful ideas and recipes with friends..
This recipe is taking part in Tasty Tuesdays hosted by Alicia at A Beautiful Mess and
Jen at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Have a wonderful Tuesday all.