Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

chocolate mint cupcakes

When you can’t quite decide on one single flavor, this recipe is for you. What started as an accident, turned out to be a fantastic flavor combination for the perfect cupcake!

A subtle chocolate and mint cupcake, paired so well with a vanilla buttercream icing, offers up such a unique pairing you can enjoy anytime!

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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Serving Size: 12 cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Recipe for making chocolate mint cupcakes with vanilla frosting

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Peppermint Extract
  • 1 1/4 Cups Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 3/4 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 3/4 Cup Milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugars until fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then add the vanilla and mint extracts and mix well.
  5. Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated.
  6. Add half of the milk and mix well.
  7. Add another third of the flour, mix, and then add the remaining milk.
  8. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.
  9. Using a ΒΌ measuring cup, divide the batter equally among 12 cupcake wells.
  10. Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden. Set aside to cool before icing.
  11. Basic Buttercream Icing
  12. 1 C Butter
  13. 6-7 Cups Powdered Sugar
  14. 3 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  15. 2 Tbsp Milk
  16. Instructions:
  17. Beat the butter and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Add the extract and milk and continue beating. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

chocolate, mint, and vanilla cupcakes

Molly Allen

Molly Allen

I have never been able to stray from the comforting feeling I get from sharing food with others. Throughout high school, I was the girl who brought cupcakes and cookies on a platter to school. In college, I brought treats to work and to group project meetings.
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  1. Kate says

    These sound delicious! I have been looking for a good mint choc recipe. Do you think this could be made as a single cake as is or would the recipe require tweaking?
    Thanks :)

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