These vegan chocolate cupcakes are really irresistible. Perfect little packages of yummy chocolate cake paired with mint buttercream frosting that is melt-in-your-mouth fabulous.
I wanted to go with green mint frosting because I had an aversion to using chocolate frosting on a cupcake, just because of the little twirls I wanted to do in the frosting, and you know, one thing you must always avoid in food blogging is anything vaguely resembling a turd. And then the other thing you must always avoid in food blogging is talking about turds in food blogging!
And then of course chocolate and mint are best mates anyway so I had no doubt it was going to be a good pairing! The cupcakes are purely chocolate flavored though, no hint of mint in sight, but that frosting – oh my – creamy dreamy minty bliss!
For the life of me I could not find gorgeous cupcake liners anywhere! I mean the ones I used are okay, they do the job, but I was really hoping for some very photogenic little art creations but I did not find them, sadly.
What is totally awesome is how easy cupcakes are to make! Easier than a cake for sure. You don’t have to grease cake tins or cut out perfect circles of parchment paper to line the base of said cake tins. And they cook even faster too.
Not to mention that frosting them is big fun! I have a very junky little piping kit that kept on needing to be taken apart and put back together midway through the job, but in spite of that – big fun! Along with gorgeous cupcake liners I need to find a fancy shmancy piping kit too, because I tell you, cupcakes are in my future in a big way!
And propped up at a jaunty angle on top of these vegan chocolate cupcakes is nothing other than a block of vegan mint chocolate. Now did that add a little something something or what! (rhetorical question).
You will love these cupcakes for the rich, glorious dark chocolate flavor that blends SO well with the rich buttery mint frosting. And you will love how pret...