Rich Chocolate Peppermint Muffins

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Rich Chocolate Peppermint Muffins
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Health Score:
Health Score
3,2 / 10
Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 15 min.
Preparation
Calories:
695
calories
Calories

Nutritional values

1 cupcake contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie695 kcal(33 %)
Protein11.02 g(11 %)
Fat36.92 g(32 %)
Carbohydrates82.84 g(55 %)
Sugar added30.91 g(124 %)
Roughage0.19 g(1 %)
Vitamin A256.8 mg(32,100 %)
Vitamin D0.68 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E2.08 mg(17 %)
Vitamin B₁0.09 mg(9 %)
Vitamin B₂0.19 mg(17 %)
Niacin1.2 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₆0.02 mg(1 %)
Folate35.38 μg(12 %)
Pantothenic acid0.22 mg(4 %)
Biotin0.36 μg(1 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.48 μg(16 %)
Vitamin C0.09 mg(0 %)
Potassium76.21 mg(2 %)
Calcium103.41 mg(10 %)
Magnesium5.69 mg(2 %)
Iron0.98 mg(7 %)
Iodine17.75 μg(9 %)
Zinc0.24 mg(3 %)
Saturated fatty acids24.98 g
Cholesterol112.79 mg
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Ingredients

for
16
For the cupcakes
1 ½ cups
3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
1 cup
1 cup
superfine caster sugar
4
eggs (beaten)
10 tablespoons
12
thin Chocolate mint (halved)
For the buttercream
1 ¼ cups
good quality white chocolate (chopped)
1 cup
2 ½ cups
powdered sugar (more if needed)
1 pinch
¼ cup
cream (48% fat)
½ teaspoon
To decorate
6
thin Chocolate mint (halved)

Preparation steps

1.
For the cupcakes: heat the oven to 160°C (140° fan) 325°F gas 3. Place 12-16 paper cases in a muffin tin.
2.
Sift together the flour, cocoa and baking powder and set aside.
3.
Beat the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
4.
Gradually beat in the eggs until blended.
5.
Beat in half the flour mixture until combined, then beat in the milk. Gradually beat in the remaining flour mixture. Gently stir in the chopped mints.
6.
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until firm to the touch. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool completely.
7.
For the buttercream: melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering (not boiling) water. Set aside to cool.
8.
Beat the butter until very soft. Sift in the icing sugar and salt and beat until smooth.
9.
Whisk in the cream and peppermint extract until blended. Stir in the cooled chocolate and a little food colouring, beating well until smooth. The mixture should be stiff enough to pipe. Beat in more icing sugar if necessary.
10.
Spoon into a piping bag with a plain or ribbon nozzle and pipe on top of the cakes. Place a mint half in the buttercream.
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