I had some fresh mint leaves left over so decided to make some chocolate and mint cupcakes. I had a look though my books for a recipe but all of them said to use mint extract or chopped up mints (as in sweets not the herb). I went ahead and used the herbs anyway but it didn’t really work so I wouldn’t recommend it! The mint flavour in the cupcakes was a little strange and not very strong. I won’t post the recipe as I don’t think these were the best cupcakes I’ve ever made but there are lots of recipes out there for mint and chocolate cupcakes. Next time I make these I will definitely use mint extract rather than actual mint!!!