I wish I had some rave review or anecdote to make you want to eat these cupcakes, but I don’t. The truth is that mint chocolate is simply not a flavor combination I enjoy. Well, the chocolate isn’t the problem – it’s the mint that is the problem. If you’ve been reading for a while then you’ve probably caught on to the fact that I don’t like mint. However, I know that I’m in the minority here and that many people think the mint-chocolate combo is a wonderful thing. This cupcake is for all of you.
Of course it was only a matter of time before this was the birthday cupcake du jour, and I’m actually a bit surprised that it wasn’t chosen sooner. Even though I knew I wouldn’t be partaking in this particular treat, I did my best to create a combination that others would enjoy. I used my favorite chocolate cupcake base, filled them with a mint-infused dark chocolate ganache, and topped them with a mint Swiss meringue buttercream. Though I can’t personally attest to the final result, I did receive plenty of positive feedback from friends and coworkers. If you are a mint chocolate lover, try them and let me know what you think!