Mint Devil's Food Cupcakes

Mint Devil's Food Cupcakes

These are light, airy, and sure to bring a smile to your lips!
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly spray 12 muffin cups.
  2. Step 2

    Heat butter and chocolate together in a small saucepan over low heat until melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.
  3. Step 3

    Combine 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, baking soda, and salt together in a small bowl.
  4. Step 4

    Mix milk, vinegar, and peppermint extract together in another small bowl.
  5. Step 5

    Beat sugar and eggs together in large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until pale, about 3 minutes. Add melted chocolate and beat well to combine. Pour in 1/2 cup boiling water and beat until batter is well-blended. Add flour mixture; beat on low speed until incorporated. Add milk mixture and blend well. Fill muffin cups 3/4-full with batter.
  6. Step 6

    Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to wire rack and cool to room temperature, about 45 minutes.
  7. Step 7

    Combine 2 tablespoons cold water and gelatin in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until gelatin dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, but not until set, about 5 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Combine 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons heavy cream, 1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract, and green food coloring in a large bowl. Whip with an electric mixer on low speed until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Beat in dissolved gelatin slowly. Increase speed to high and beat until frosting is stiff, about 3 minutes.
  9. Step 9

    Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes. Remove and discard cream filling from chocolate sandwich cookies; crush cookies. Scatter cookie crumbs over cupcakes.