I generally cannot tolerate the mint/chocolate combination. But these cupcakes are sensational. I will admit they can’t be healthy. The icing is a mint buttercream… emphasis on butter. The cake part of it is so easy to make, but the icing is the most complicated icing I’ve ever made. That’s not an exaggeration. You really can’t make these cupcakes and leave off the chocolate mint leaves. They just top it off (literally!). So if you have some time on your hands and some pounds to gain, these are the cupcakes for you. If you don’t, make ’em anyways! The recipe is here.
Here’s the chocolate mint leaves in the making: