I love cranberry juice. While the extra tart flavour of cranberries is usually toned down by either sugar or sweet fruit juice, here beets have that function, yielding a hearty and not-too-sweet flavour (and beautiful color). There is even some greens hidden in there, and parsley to detoxify after some holiday partying!
Don’t know what dessert to make for a christmas party?
How about some candy-cane-inspiredmint chocolate cupcakeswith boozein them?!
I planned these cupcakes months ago when a potluck was announced for this week. I first planned on making candy cane cupcakes. Because everything is better with chocolate, they became candy cane chocolate cupcakes, which is really just a christmasy synonym for mint chocolate cupcakes. Last minute, I decided to use some crème de menthe in the cupcakes instead of peppermint extract, which is just so much cooler (and the flavour ended up being better too).
I also decided to call them mint chocolate cupcakes instead of candy cane cupcakes because really, if you don’t make white and red frosting, they are appropriate any time of the year! But they really are super cute and festive with the christmas frosting and cupcakes liners (in my opinion). The cupcakes have a chocolaty flavour at first and then a mint aftertaste, and both flavours are delicate, complementing each other perfectly.
Ready to bake?
Mint Chocolate Creme de Menthe Cupcakes
vegan; use appropriate non-dairy milk for soy-free option and nut-free option
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