Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mint Patty Cakes

I love York Peppermint Patties. The dark chocolate covering of the peppermint filling is my favorite type of candy (along with nuts and caramel too). You could easily on any given day find peppermint patties in my freezer. They are delicious frozen.

These tasty cupcakes taste just like a York Peppermint Pattie. I wish I could take credit for making these delightful cupcakes but, the credit goes to my husband who made them because he knew I would enjoy them. I hope that you enjoy them too.



Mint Patty Cakes
Makes 24 cupcakes
Recipe from Food Network


Ingredients:

For The Cupcakes
3 sticks unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
3-1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

For The Topping
1 1-pound box confectioners' sugar (about 4 cups)
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup vegetable shortening or cocoa butter, softened
2 teaspoons peppermint extract

For The Glaze
8 ounces-bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1-1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions:
1. Make the cupcakes: Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350 Degrees F. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners. Put the butter, cocoa powder and 3/4 cup water in a medium microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave until the butter melts, about 2 minutes. Whisk to combine, then whisk in the brown sugar.

2. Whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Whisk in the warm cocoa mixture. In another bowl, whisk the buttermilk, eggs, and vanilla; stir into the batter until just combined but don't overmix.

3. Divide the batter among the prepared cups, filling each about three-quarters of the way. Bake until the cupcakes spring back when touched, 30-35 minutes. Let cool in the pans 10 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely.

4. Make the topping: beat the confectioners' sugar, corn syrup, shortening and peppermint extract with a mixer until a tight paste forms. Gather into a ball, place between two sheets parchment paper and roll out to 1/4 inch thick ( microwave 15 seconds to soften, if necessary). Use a 2-1/2-inch round cutter or juice glass to cut into disks; reroll the scraps. Place a peppermint disk on top of each cupcake.

5. Make the glaze: put the chocolate, corn syrup, butter and 1/4 cup water in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic and microwave on 50 percent power until chocolate melts, about 2 minutes. Whisk to combine, then cool slightly. Spread glaze over peppermint topping, leaving some peppermint exposed. Referigerate until set, at least 20 minutes. Serve cold.

Enjoy!


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66 comments:

Faith said...

I got excited when I saw the title of this post, and then I saw the pic and I knew I had to make these! They look amazing, and peppermint patties are a fav of mine too!

3 hungry tummies said...

Peppermint chocolate is my favourite so this one is certainly for me! Beautifully shot!

KennyT said...

I wish I could try York Peppermint Patties! Your cup cakes look gorgeous!

Chef E said...

Hubby thinks and preaches chocolate and mint should never had been paired, well I happen to think these and that idea are WONDERFUL! So blah to him, more for us right!

I pick up a few YPP now and then at the market and savor each bite, so I know these would hit the spot!

Kim said...

What a great husband! I don't think my husband has made cupcakes a day in his life :( These look so gooey and delicious. I have an award for you over on my site. Enjoy your cupcakes :D

George Gaston said...

Velva, the refreshing cool taste of peppermint is a brilliant combination for a delicious looking cupcake. That small little cake filled with so much flavor. Great idea and recipe!

Lea Ann said...

These look wonderful and what a great photo.

SuziCate said...

I used to have a recipe for a peppermint patty cake that was superb and haven't been able to find or duplicate it...this I will try. Thanks. I love me some peppermint and chocolate!

Tracy (Amuse-bouche for Two) said...

These look like they taste amazing. I love that there's buttermilk and dark brown sugar, in addition to the cocoa...wow.

Sage said...

They really are beautiful and what a great idea to add that Peppermint patty to the hot cupcake!Great husband you have there.Rita

mickey said...

Love the cupcakes-you have a beautiful blog.

Bridgett said...

Velva, these are gorgeous! I adore peppermint patties as well (especially frozen!) and these would be right up my alley.

Anncoo said...

I love peppermint with chocolate. So good that can comes with a cup of hot coffee.

Hungry Dog said...

Oh my. I think I just drooled on my keyboard. These looks incredible!! I love peppermint patties, and the idea of them in a cupcake--holy cow. And the fact that your husband made them for you--too cute!

Claudia said...

Velva- a great shout-out to your husband. Cool mint and luscious rich chocolate cannot be beat. Hmmm .... just in time for Valentine's Day?

TKW said...

Those are absolute stunners! WOW. I can't believe your hubby is that kitchen savvy!

Bob said...

Peppermint patties are the bomb. How nice of your husband to make them for you!

doggybloggy said...

mint and chocolate are made for each other and anyone that doesnt think so is uncultured and backwards - there I said it! Your husband did a great job!

Federica said...

wow che delizia!!! aspettami che arrivo!!! ciaoooooooooooo

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

These look delicious! I bet I could eat 10 of them right now!

Meals by Misty said...

V! I had to take a blogging break and I missed your posts so much! Looking at this recipe, I get the sensation of being on top of a cold mountain, and all I want to do is yodel! YO-DE-LAY-HEE-HOO!

(Either you remember that commercial or I sound like a lunatic!

TommyGirl said...

Yummy!

Catherine said...

Velva these cupcakes look so delicious and so beautiful! I wish I had one right now! :)

Rambling Tart said...

Oh Velva, you're speaking my language! Growing up we had a bag of patties frozen in the freezer too! YUM! :-)

teresa said...

must.have.cupcake, looks so delicious!!

Chef Aimee said...

I think I just saw what Heaven must look like. :)
I keep my patties in the freezer, too!

figtree said...

I made the mistake of buying the mini peppermint patties (next to the chocolate chips) I never got to use them for cookies as I ate the enire bag. These are right up my alley..YUM

Chris said...

When I bite into these, I get the sensation.....

(What, am I the only one that remembers these commercials?)

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

These look great and that is the only way I will be enjoying them! At least until I have someone to give things to because I can't eat it all myself.

Dishesdone said...

Love York peppermint patties! Especially frozen! Your cupcakes look fantastic! have to try these. My family would love them!

Ann said...

mm peppermint and choc are one of my favourites! it looks really moist and rich :) good stuff!

Mimi said...

I think you've got a hit here. I love york pepper mint patties frozen or not.
Mimi

Kathleen said...

Wow Velva! These look like a home run!!!

Stevie from GardenTherapy.ca said...

I'm drooling!

My Little Space said...

These look like my favourite! Peppermint & chocolates... hmm.mm... I'm saving this up for later use. Thanks, Velva.

Joanne said...

Your husband is so adorable!

I love peppermint patties. THere is something so soothing about the combination of mint and chocolate. I am definitely bookmarking these!

grace said...

your husband made these?!?! gadzooks, velva--you've certainly found a keeper because these are some stellar cupcakes. :)

Mags said...

Chocolate and mint....be still my heart. I'm so impressed that your hubby made these!

Vrinda said...

Yummy and flavorful cupcakes..lov the topping

Peanutts said...

oh my god!!! that looks delish!!! especially the topping

s said...

aww lucky u..ur husband made u these wonderful treats!they looks great esp the 2 layerd topping..

Karen said...

Mmm, these sound like they'd be delicious!

Barbara said...

Those look amazing, Velva. I am a total convert to peppermint extract since I made some chocolate cookies around Christmastime with it. I was worried it would be too strong, but it was perfect!
I'm loving this recipe.

Jen_from_NJ said...

I love peppermint and dark chocolate. These look fantastic! Your husband did a fantastic job!

Katy ~ said...

Love chocolate and peppermint together. This is a GEM!! Thank you!

Jennie said...

Compliments to your husband! I think I'll pass this recipe along to mine! ;) These look fab!

Blackberry Jam Cafe said...

These look wonderful! I love peppermint and chocolate together - and the idea your husband would do them for you is especially nice! Thank you for stopping by, and for your nice comments on my site - but after seeing these pictures, I am even more embarrassed about my last post!

Ingrid said...

Your Hubby did a stellar job on those babies! I bet they tasted even better because he made them for you. My honey has been known to cook and bake, fairly often, especially cook but the mess he leaves in his wake has me cringing inside when he does. :)
~ingrid

The Absence of Alternatives said...

Kudos to Mr. Tomato! I am very impressed. I am drooling right now looking at the picture. Alas, my kids are not fond of chocolate. I know. I have weird kids...

Angie's Recipes said...

They look amazing! I adore peppermint chocolate!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh dear Velva, my thesis defense success calls for one of these cupcakes!!! THEY ARE YUMMY LOOKING! Thank you so much for stopping by, you are a dear!!! Anita

A Year on the Grill said...

these sound so special. Happy to see a more adult cupcake than normal. I am not a sweet sugary frosting guy, but these I love

buffalodick said...

I have a recipe for making York peppermint patties- somewhere!

Danielle said...

Those look sooooooooo good! They're super cute too!

Joyful said...

The cupcakes look sinful ;-)

lakeviewer said...

The concoctions look delicious. However, my YPP would never make it out of the box and into a recipe. My hand would automatically place them in my mouth, one at a time until comatose.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

chocolate and peppermint..yum...

kary
xxx

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

These are a great treat! I think I'll try them as mini cupcakes.

Erika from The Pastry Chef At Home said...

Hmmm...can you send your husband over to my apartment to bake me some cupcakes?? :) Nobody ever bakes goodies for me. My husband is in serious need of lessons from yours!

ps: The glaze on the cupcakes is so shiny and beautiful!

Ana Powell said...

The perfect combination x

Julie said...

I think I'll forward this to my husband...hint hint :) Hehe, they look great!

lakegirl said...

These look so delicious! I love chocolate and mint together!

Kitchen Butterfly said...

Oh wow....some men can cook...........I'm not saying a things baout my hubby's kitchen abilities!!!!!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a terrific idea, these sound totally awesome, I love the peppermint flavor!

The Gypsy Chef said...

Gotta have one of these now!
Nice post!
Pam

Rich said...

Yum. If you like peppermint you might want to try these:

http://www.summerdownmint.com/

I buy them in boxes of 8. The man who makes them is from the same English family who make the famous Colman's mustard.

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