Is it teething time for your little one?
Simply scrumptious: You just have to bake these tasty mint chocolate cupcakes

To celebrate Odlums’ support of the annual ‘CEIST All-Ireland Bake-Off’, Catherine Leyden, Ireland’s leading home baking expert, has offered this fantastic recipe for a classic flavour combination in cupcake form!

Gather up the troops and whip up a batch of delicious mint chocolate cupcakes. They're simply irresistible! 


175g/6oz Odlums self-raising flour

4 tablespoons Good quality cocoa

125g/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar

125g/40z Butter at room temperature

2 Eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint essence

2 tablespoons Whole milk

Mint Butter Icing

125g/4oz Butter at room temperature

225g/8oz Icing sugar sieved

Green food colouring

1/2  teaspoon peppermint essence


  • Pre-heat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4.

  • Place paper cakes into the muffin trays.

  • Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs, milk and peppermint essence. If mixture starts to curdle, add a little of the flour.

  • Sieve the cocoa and flour and fold into the butter and sugar mixture.

  • Place spoonfuls of the mixture into the baking cases and bake for 20 minutes until golden and firm to the touch.

  • Cool on a wire tray and decorate with mint butter icing.

  • For the mint butter icing beat all ingredients until light and airy. Pipe on your cupcakes and top with a chocolate button or flake





Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.