Monday, February 27, 2012

Whole Wheat Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes




Can you say Girl Scout cookie season YAY!  So I decided to make a Whole Wheat Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake and it came out DELICIOUS, if I might say so myself.  I added a few more ingredients to make a natural mint taste, without adding extract since I didn't make my homemade extracts yet.  I think I got it I used peppermint candies and thin mint cookies, crushed then up in the blender and added them to my basic cupcake recipe and there you have it Whole Wheat Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes were born.


Basic Cupcake Recipe

2 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt



1 cup light brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup buttermilk

2 eggs

1 tsp white vinegar


1 cup canola/vegetable oil or applesauce

               Crush 8 peppermints / 8 thin mint cookies          
       

Set oven to 350
Mix wet ingredients, and then add dry ingredients until well blended.  Fill cupcakes cups 1/2 way.
Bake for 20 minutes for standard cupcakes, 12 minutes for mini cupcakes, once done cool on wire rack.
Then Frost
1 stick unsalted butter (softened)
1 8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
3 cups of powdered sugar
Cream butter and cream cheese together, then add powdered sugar one cup at a time.  Place frosting in piping bag and frost your cupcakes, and decorate with thin mints any way you want to.
Mini
Standard

ENJOY!
*Tomorrow Cupcakes, Cupcakes and more Cupcakes
Whole Wheat Vanilla Pudding Cupcakes*

4 comments:

  1. Those look absolutely heavenly!! I can't wait to get my girl scout cookies!!! I'm drooling already!
    Thanks for joining the blog hop today!
    Katy

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  2. Yum! I just bought some thin mints! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  3. These look REALLY good!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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  4. Yummy!!! Those look so tasty, and I love that they are whole wheat!!! Found your site on Mom's Crazy Cooking!!! Great job! I did a Thin Mint cupcake as well.....Mint Chocolate Cupcakes!

    http://sweetstarcakes.blogspot.com

    Thanks for sharing your awesome recipe! <3

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