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Happy Belated Mother's Day. I hope all the moms out there had a great day, because they deserve to be celebrated. Being a mom is hard. I know I get anxious thinking about whether or not I am a good enough mom to my dog - so I can only imagine how much pressure it is being a mom to an actual human being. It's definitely not easy. I was lucky enough to spend the day with my own mom. Even though she had just had her fourth round of chemo a few days before, she was a champion - like she always is. She was a little tired, but managed to hang out with us all day, watch the Clippers slaughter the Rockets in game 4, have dinner with us, and open presents. I also made her wear a "Mom in a Million" crown for a solid two hours. She was a trooper. And I love her for that.
Anyway, back to today's recipe - Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Pops. I have always loved Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, so I thought it would be kind of cool to make it into a cake pop. I tried to make the pops with a green inside (to mimic the traditional mint chocolate chip look), but it ended up looking pretty gross. So I went with a more chocolate approach, and they turned out much better. The inside is a minty chocolate cake with lots of mini chocolate chips mixed in, and the outside is a dark chocolate coating with some green white chocolate for a minty fresh look.
Cake recipe adapted from here.
for the cake:
for the buttercream:
*Makes about 30 pops
I decided to use the cake recipe for mini cupcakes. They turned out very moist and fluffy.
Yay! I am so happy to hear that!
Do I have to add coffee to this recipe
Hi Sue! The coffee flavor is not detectable in the final product - it just gives the chocolate a richer flavor. But if you do not want to use coffee, you can substitute it with hot water. Let me know if you have any further questions!
These look fantastic! I just found your blog and love it. Especially your donut tour! I just returned from a big USA trip a few months ago where I ate alot of donuts. YAY!
I am so glad you like it! And I am so glad you got to eat lots of Doughnuts!