Despite my best efforts ideas for desserts and sweet treats seem to come to me much more easily than ideas for sensible, healthy meals. I was recently inspired by Alter Eco’s ‘Dark Mint’ chocolate bar to create these minty-chocolate-delicious cupcakes. Sort of like mint choc chip icecream but in cake form and way more chocolatey.
The base is a chocolate cake but with chopped up pieces of the Dark Mint bar mixed in as chips. The frosting is ganache made minty with the addition of peppermint essence.
You can find the full recipe on Alter Eco’s recipe site and I highly recommend giving it a go next time you need a delicious treat for a special occasion, or just the next time you need a chocolate fix. As they point out, you could easily switch out the mint bar for a different flavor and match the ganache accordingly.