It’s a glorious 70 degrees outside today. Seventy! Thank you, Mother Nature! Let’s celebrate with cupcakes!
Not just any cupcakes. The beginning of Spring requires a little step up from classic chocolate cupcakes. Besides, St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away and chocolate and mint combinations are highly sought after. I added it all up and came up with this chocolate mint combination.
Enter Fudgy Brownie Cupcakes with Mint Whipped Cream Topping.
They will knock your socks off! My girls were wearing flip-flops today, so apparently it works!
These brownie cupcakes are so utterly fudgy and chocolatey and are faster to make than pan brownies. Do I hear applause? Than check this: I topped each and every one with freshly whipped cream with a drop of peppermint extract. Chocolate brownie base and peppermint topping. Oh yes!
The real star here is the brownie cupcake. Dense, fudgy, chewy and super chocolatey. I thought that a sugary frosting will be too overwhelming and since we are in a Spring mood here (think refreshing), I decided to go with something lighter. What better than freshly whipped cream with a hint of mint? Perfect combination, dare I say.
Now, are you ready for this? What you are about to see may leave you speechless. Just a warning.