Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes –

On the lookout for the proper candy deal with on your Kentucky Derby social gathering? Make my Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes! 

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes | Kentucky Derby Party

It’s no secret that I like horses and bourbon and have actually been dreaming up the proper Mint Julep Cupcake for you guys for the previous 12 months! I settled on chocolate bourbon cupcakes topped with a scrumptious Mint Julep frosting and garnished with contemporary mint sprigs for a deal with that’s as fairly as it’s scrumptious.

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes | Kentucky Derby Party

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes | Kentucky Derby Party

There are 2 tablespoons of bourbon within the cupcakes for a kiss of bourbon taste however if you need them additional bourbon-y, brush the nice and cozy cupcakes with bourbon once you take away them from the pans. Each methods are scrumptious! 

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes | Kentucky Derby Party

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes | Kentucky Derby Party

Observe: I all the time, all the time, all the time bake with Hershey’s Darkish cocoa powder, which is why all of my chocolate treats are so darkish and scrumptious.

The frosting isn’t too candy and has each mint and vanilla to imitate extra of that Mint Julep taste fairly than a straight peppermint frosting you might need throughout the holidays. I’m so proud of the way it turned out! I hope you find it irresistible.

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes | Kentucky Derby Party

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes | Kentucky Derby Party

On the lookout for a traditional Mint Julep drink recipe? Get mine right here or attempt my Whiskey Smash. Discover tons extra Kentucky Derby social gathering concepts and recipes right here.

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Julep Cupcakes
24 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup darkish cocoa powder (I exploit Hershey’s Particular Darkish)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup 1% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp bourbon
1 cup (minus 1 Tbsp) boiling water 
Non-compulsory: 1/4 cup bourbon for brushing
Mint Julep Frosting, recipe follows
Mint sprigs for garnish

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two muffin cup pans with cupcake liners and spray every with non-stick spray.
  2. Mix sugar, flour, darkish cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in massive mixing bowl. Add eggs one by one and blend till integrated. Add milk, oil and bourbon all of sudden and beat on medium velocity of mixer about two minutes. Stir within the boiling water. Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or till wood decide inserted in middle comes out clear. Cool 10 minutes; take away from pans to wire racks. Non-compulsory: if desired, brush heat cupcakes with a bit extra bourbon. Cool utterly. 
  4. Frost as desired with Mint Julep Frosting. Non-compulsory: garnish with contemporary mint sprigs.

For the Mint Julep Frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp peppermint extract
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 Tbsp milk
Garnish: contemporary mint

  1. Beat butter with electrical mixer till good and fluffy. Beat in two cups of powdered sugar till integrated, then add peppermint and vanilla.
  2. Beat in two extra cups of powdered sugar till mixed. Add a tablespoon of milk and closing cup of powdered sugar. Beat in one other tablespoon of milk. Add extra powdered sugar or milk as wanted to succeed in your required consistency.

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