Sunday 9 August 2015

Minted White Chocolate Cakes

Sweet, sweet, sweet ! These mini white chocolate cakes are too sweet for me even though I've reduced the amount of sugar.  But I like the icy mint taste ... and the super soft texture !

Recipe adapted from Just 5 Ingredients Cakes & Desserts Published by Hamlyn. I halved the recipe to make 6 mini cakes and reduced the sugar slightly.

Minted White Chocolate Cakes 
Ingredients for 12 cupcakes :
8g mint leaves
125g lightly salted butter, softened
2 eggs
175g white chocolate, chopped into small chunks
100g caster sugar
150g Self- raising flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Icing sugar for dusting  (optional)

Method :
1) Preheat oven to 180ºC and line a 12-hole muffin pan with paper liners.

2) Sift the flour together with baking powder and set aside.

3) Wash the mint leaves clean and put in heatproof bowl or cup, cover with boiling water and leave for 30 seconds. Drain and pat dry on kitchen towel. Put the leaves in a food processor with the caster sugar and process until the mint is finely chopped.

4) In a clean mixing bowl, cream the butter and eggs till pale and creamy with electric mixer. Pour in the mint sugar and flour and continue to whisk for about a minute until light and creamy.

5) Stir in about 100g of the white chocolate. Divide the mixture between the paper liners till 3/4 full.  Scatter with the remaining chocolate.

6) Bake for 20 minutes or until the cakes are risen and just firm to touch. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of a cake if it comes out clean.

7) Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

The temperature of the oven may vary, do adjust accordingly.

My big kids loved these sweet fluffy minty mini white chocolate cakes :D

Happy baking & have a great weekend!


  1. I too do not like sweet cakes. Looks like you have to reduce the sugar amount further. The cup cakes do look yummy!

    1. Oh yes Nancy, I made another batch and reduced the sugar drastically. .. like this fluffy soft texture.

  2. Hello Karen,

    I have nominated your blog for this month's Versatile Blogger Award. Congratulations and keep the recipes coming :)

    1. Thank you Coco. I like your milk crisp buns ... will take time to drop by your blog posts and hope to learn or pick up some recipes you've shared. Nice to know you via blogging :D

    2. Same here. I love your fried yam posting today. I tried making it (vegan version) last year and the outcome was good. Shall revisit it soon. I hope to try out more of your recipes one day. Cheers !

  3. Hi Karen, these look delicious, you always are baking something wonderful.

  4. Karen, I find white chocolate way too sweet :( And I only like mint in kerabu hah..hah...


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