How to make it

  • CAKES:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Insert liners into a medium cupcake pan.
  • In large bowl cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Beat in melted chocolate.
  • Add eggs, peppermint extract and chocolate milk.
  • Beat until creamy.
  • In separate bowl combine flour and baking soda.
  • Add dry ingredients into chocolate mixture and beat until well blended (DO NOT OVERBEAT!).
  • Stir in chocolate chips using a spatula.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes OR until inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cool cakes in pan.
  • Put egg whites and sugar in double boiler over simmering water.
  • Whisk constantly and cook until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is warm.
  • Pour heated egg mixture into a clean mixer bowl fitted with a whisk attachment.
  • Beat egg white mixture on high speed until it forms stiff (NOT dry) peaks.
  • Continue beating until fluffy and cooled, about 6 minutes.
  • **It is very important to beat it for the entire six minutes.
  • Switch to the paddle attachment.
  • With mixer on medium low, add butter several tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • **If frosting appears soupy after the butter has been added, beat on medium high speed again until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Beat in peppermint extract.
  • Reduce speed to low.
  • Beat 2 minutes to eliminate air bubbles.
  • Stir with rubber spatula until smooth.

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  • hopscotch 11 years ago
    I am trying to find the time to tackle the challenge of this swiss meringue butter cream.

    Though, I am sure once accomplished, I may join other pastry chefs in merely using this butter cream - seems to be an old time and most use recipe.

    Love mint, and this looks too sexy.
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  • lacrenshaw 12 years ago
    LOL I am so happy that you find these "wonderfully divine", Maryanne and Lori. They do seem a tad troublesome to make, but I'm sure I'll do it one day soon. I thank you both for your fives.
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    " It was excellent "
    momofsixil ate it and said...
    A definite "5" from me!! These look absolutely wonderful!
    Lori from Illinois
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    " It was excellent "
    aussie_meat_pie ate it and said...
    oooh la la this sounds devine can't wait to try this =D
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  • lacrenshaw 12 years ago
    We are all in agreement on this combo then! I thank both meow for her "must try +5" AND ga for making this "a keeper +5". You are both important friends in my world.
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    OH man, I love mint and chocolate, this definitely a keeper,and the Swill Meringue butter cream icing, thank you for a great post
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    We are hugh fans of chocolate and mint. This is a must try. Great post my friend and a very high 5.
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