Yummy!

Yummy!

When my son turned six months old, I decided to bake milkshake cupcakes, a recipe by Laura Vitale. She has a Youtube channel, right here and a website full of her recipes. Check out the link to her Shamrock milkshake cupcakes recipe if you’d like to have the recipe for the mint frosting. Anyway, instead of making mint flavored frosting, I made chocolate frosting but went a little overboard – I added chocolate mallows on top, even decorated it with frosting. I know, sugar overload but it was a lot of fun doing this.

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Check out the recipe below:

Ingredients:
1 cup Granulated Sugar
¼ cup of Unsalted Butter, softened at room Temperature
¼ cup of Vegetable oil
2 Eggs
1 Envelope of Vanillina or 2 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1 Package of Pandegliangeli or 2 tsp of Baking Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1 1/3 Cups All Purpose Flour
1/3 Cup Whole Milk

Process,

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake tin with liners and set aside.

2) In a small bowl, mix together the flour, salt, vanillina and pandegliangeli, set aside.

3) In a mixing bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the sugar, oil and butter. Add the eggs and cream together until you get a smooth mixture. Add the dry ingredients and with the speed on low mix together and slowly add the milk and just mix everything to combine. DO NOT OVERMIX! Make sure you give everything a good stir with a spatula from the bottom to incorporate any bit that wasn’t mixed.

4) Scoop the batter into your lined cupcake tin, make sure it’s only filled ¾ of the way up because they will rise. Bake for 20 minutes and let cool for about 45 minutes before frosting.

The recipe makes 12 cupcakes.

To make the chocolate frosting, please check out My Basic Vanilla Cupcake post. Just add a few teaspoons of unsweetened cocoa powder to the frosting until desired chocolate taste is achieved 🙂

Like I said, I didn’t make the mint frosting, because I’m not a fan of anything sweet + mint, like choco mint candies, mint cookies etc.. For me, it just tastes weird. But anyway, the cupcakes turned out great, it was a hit with the family and I will make more of this in the future, maybe for my son’s first birthday party. I could just imagine kids (and adults) on sugar high already…uh-oh!

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