Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

I promised, not to long ago, to show my failures as well as successes. Well, here is a failure for you.

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It was actually therapeutic to take this picture. Usually, I’d swear. Or cry. Or yell at my Husband for not doing the laundry, because that is somehow related in my mind. Instead, I took a picture and laughed it off the best I could.

Good thing these were only meant for the Husband, Kid, and myself.

So, yeah, mint and chocolate. A flavor combination as classic as peanut butter and chocolate. And almost as good.

Almost.

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Mostly I just want to make ice cream cone cupcakes again. And use one of my favorite ice cream flavors. 

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Use your favorite basic chocolate cake mix and add one cup of mini chocolate chips. Top with mint buttercream (see recipe below) and decorate with more mini chocolate chips or some chocolate syrup.

 

Mint Buttercream

(Frosts 12 Cupcakes+)

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup shortening

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of mint extract

4 cups confectioners sugar, sifted

2-5 tablespoons of milk

Directions

With electric mixer, beat together butter and shortening until incorporated and smooth. Mix in extracts. Add confectioners sugar, one cup at a time with the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency is reached.

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4th of July Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

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I still remember the first time my mother made cupcakes in an ice cream cone. I loved them! And I thought my mother was a genius. Who thinks to put cake in an ice cream cone!

As any child does when they love something, I asked for my cupcakes to be in an ice cream cone until everyone was sick and tired of cupcakes cones and my mother stopped making them.

Time to revive a classic.

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For the 4th of July, I used white cake, mixed in a bunch of miscellaneous red, white, and blue sprinkles. I  placed the ice cream cones into a cupcake tin and filled each cone almost to the top with batter. Bake at 350 degrees until toothpick comes out clean. Topped with a mound of buttercream in either red, white, or blue and even more sprinkles.

And yes, that is my hand.