My cousin Josh had a party Saturday night and I felt ambitious enough to bake something I’d never tried before. Grasshopper cupcakes, mmmmm.
I started with German Chocolate cupcakes – way better than regular chocolate cupcakes. I used applesauce instead of oil and egg whites instead of the whole egg. I think I cooked them for a minute or two too long. They were good, but a little dry.
I mixed vanilla and cream cheese icing with mint extract and green Wilton coloring.
I’ve been watching DC cupcakes and wanted to recreate their swirl…like it’s THAT hard. I love the show, but had to make fun when the blond sister made such a big deal about getting the swirl right. So I fought with the icing and finally got it into the bag without making a huge mess.
I bought some grasshopper cookies
and cut them in half to top a dozen of them
Then crushed more cookies to top the other dozen.
I think they were good, but I’ve decided I don’t like the mint and cupcake combo.