Mint chocolate cupcakes

Yes, again. But this time I have a recipe!!!
I made these earlier, and now I feel unwell from the ridiculous amount of icing I ate… But don’t follow my mistakes. Save your icing, put it on the cupcakes, believe me, it tastes better there.
Basically, these are soft, fluffy, gluten free chocolate cupcakes with a creamily refreshing mint icing on top.
Recipe after the photo!
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120g butter
120g sugar
2 eggs
100g gluten free self raising flour
20g cocoa powder
(for the icing)
about 1 cup of icing sugar
4 teaspoons of butter
a good few drops of mint essence

Preheat oven to 90c, mix together the butter and sugar, whisk the eggs, throw them in, mix again, put in the flour and cocoa, throw them in the oven, bake for 15 mins, throw everything in the icing together, mix well and decorate.
Sorry for the hastiness, I just have tons of homework I stupidly left for tonight to do…

Chocolate Mint Muffins

Finally! To the “Eat Muffins” part of this blog!
I bought an icing syringe on Thursday and i have been over excited about making these. usually my butter cream icing leaks water after a minute due to the use of margarine instead of butter. but this time it didn’t! i added a drop of blue food colouring that turned the yellow icing green (pretty hard to see in the photo, but it is!), and then added a little too much peppermint essence. last night they tasted great but i don’t know about today, because gluten free muffins usually dry out a lot and get all crumbly. damn my allergy’s!