Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
~ Using a bag of chocolate mix, add 3 teaspoons of peppermint oil to the liquid ingredients (food grade), and bake using regular package directions.
~ For the frosting, use 3 tsp peppermint oil (food grade) in a vegan white frosting recipe. The liquid from the peppermint oil will replace some of the liquid in the frosting recipe.
~ Create a small hole in the top of the center of the cupcake to help hold the frosting in place (about the diameter of a nickle), and pipe frosting on to the cupcake, starting with filling the hole. Top with a dark chocolate ganache drizzle if desired.