Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Repeat Recipe with Cupcake Dessert!

Tonight we had one of our favourite stand-by slow cooker recipes: Mediterranean Lentil and Spinach Soup and cheese biscuits.  I even blended some up for my very picky baby and she loved it!  What a relief to finally find something that not only can she tolerate but that she really seemed to enjoy :)  We also had some Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes for dessert.  Last year one of our neighbours brought over a still warm version of this and I fell in love.  I kept meaning to borrow her cookbook to make them myself but today I decided to figure it out my own recipe. 

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

 1 package of york peppermint patties
5 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

*Sift together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt
*In another bowl, mix together butter, milk, eggs, and vanilla
*Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in wet ingredients, and stir until well combined.
*Pour into prepared muffin tins, filling each liner until 2/3 full
*Press one peppermint patty into each cupcake
*Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into centre of cupcakes comes out clean.
*Top with your favourite chocolate butter cream icing.
These are best while still warm


  1. These look delightful! I can see a dark chocolate frosting work well, too. I must put this recipe on my list of things to try.

    Thank you!

  2. Yes! Dark chocolate would be great! I will have to try that next time too :)