She looked so pretty that I almost started to cry! Now, I know that the white on white counter tops is not ideal. HOWEVER, one day I will have my dream kitchen with marble countertops and this beauty will just POP!
So, what was the occasion? A holiday themed Whoopie Pie for my work party!
I must say, I was amazed with how easy baking could be where the mixer does all the work…I just had to figure out which one was the ‘Paddle Attachment’.
I decided to make one HUGE chocolate whoopie pie with mint buttercream filling. Believe it or not, I have never made the basic chocolate cake. With my new mixer, it was super easy!
The cake was rich and chocolaty!
I took a tiny taste of the dough before creating these perfect chocolate cakes!.
While they cooled, I got to work on my mint buttercream frosting.
The buttercream came together quickly. Since I wasn’t getting my typical arm workout from my hand mixer, I used the extra time to crush up some MINT M&M’s in my mini food processor.
I stirred the crushed M&M’s and some chocolate chips into the frosting for a little crunch.
If I do say so myself, the frosting turned out INCREDIBLE! I made both parts ahead of time (storing the cakes in an airtight container and the frosting in the fridge) and assembled the pie at work.
It was a unique and festive dessert for our afternoon of holiday fun!
Mint Buttercream Frosting with Mint M&M’s
Adapted from Whoopie Pies
1 cup mint M&M’s
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 tbsp heavy (whipping) cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp mint extract
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chocolate chips
-Beat together confectioners’ sugar and butter starting on low and increasing to medium speed until the mixture is crumbly, about 1 minute.
-Add the heavy cream, vanilla, mint extract, and salt and beat on high until smooth, about 3 minutes.
-Use food processor to crush M&M’s.
-Stir crushed candies and chocolate chips into frosting just until combined.
-Use as whoopie pie filling or to frost cupcakes or cookies***
***Or just eat it plain!