After Dinner Mint Cupcakes Recipe
After Dinner Mint Cupcakes Recipe and Images by Joy Skipper
Prep time: 12 minutes
Cooking time: 20-25 minutes
After Dinner Mint Cupcakes Recipe – ingredients
100g unsalted butter, softened
175g caster sugar
1 large egg, beaten
150g self-raising flour, sifted
50g cocoa powder, sifted
6 after dinner mints, but into quarters, on the diagonal
For the topping of the after dinner Mint Cupcakes Recipe
125g unsalted butter, softened
200g icing sugar, sifted
few drops peppermint flavouring
few drops mint green food colouring
6 after dinner mints, cut in half on the diagonal
After Dinner Mint Cupcakes Recipe – method
• Preheat the oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas mark 5. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
• Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
• Beat in the egg a little at a time, adding a little flour if the mixture starts to curdle.
• Fold in the flour and cocoa powder, then add the milk, to give a dropping consistency.
• Spoon 2 tsp of the mixture into each paper case. Top with 2 quarters of the chocolate mint then divide the remaining mixture between the cupcake cases. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until risen and springy to the touch.
• Remove from the oven then remove from the tin and allow to cool complete on a cooling rack.
• To make the icing, beat together the butter and icing sugar, until creamy. Add the mint flavouring and green colouring a few drops at a time until you have the flavour and colour you like.
• You can either pipe or spread the icing onto the cupcakes, then top each one with half of a mint chocolate.
About Cupcake Day 2021
Dementia is set to be the 21st century’s biggest killer and affect 1 million by 2025.
Each cupcake sold this Cupcake Day will help Alzheimer’s Society reach more people through our vital support services, like the Dementia Connect support line. Our services have been used nearly 3 million times since March and have been a lifeline to thousands, but there are so many more who urgently need our help.
People affected by dementia have been left severely impacted by coronavirus and never needed our help more.
As well as people with the condition being the worst hit in terms of deaths, we’re hearing daily from people who are seeing their symptoms increase, mental health decline and family carers in complete despair.
Whether you choose to celebrate on 17th June or mark the occasion another time in the month, there are no excuses not to get involved. Dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and unite against dementia by signing up for Cupcake Day: cupcakeday.org.uk