Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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Chocolate Cake with Mint Frosting

One of my favorite sweets is mint chocolate chip. I decided it would be fun to combine that flavor with a cupcake. Top it off with an Andes mint and serve with a scoop of ice cream to create one of the best gourmet chocolate desserts ever. Yum!

Photo courtesy of rkbcupcakes on Creative Commons.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Recipe

Just a little mint will do ya!

The cake part of this recipe is a basic chocolate cake. You can use any chocolate cake mix and follow the box instructions for the batter. After spooning the batter into the cupcake pan, scoop about 1/2 T of mini chocolate chips onto the top of each cupcake. Then bake according to instructions.

Mint Frosting Recipe

1/2 C room temperature butter
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash salt
4 C sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 T milk
green food coloring
mint extract

Combine the butter, vanilla and salt. Add sugar alternately with milk, beating until light and fluffy. Mix in 3 drops of mint extract and 2-3 drops of green food coloring (or until you get a fun mint green color).

Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes and top off with an Andes mint or more mini chocolate chips.

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Want More Dessert Ideas?

If you love mint and chocolate chips, you'll love these desserts too!

Personally, I’m a huge fan of cheesecake too so it is no surprise that chocolate chip cheesecake is one of my favorites.

Check out the lenses below to find some of my favorite cheesecake recipes. And of course chocolate chip cookies that have a bit of mint flavoring or better yet, cookies made with Andes mints (instead of chocolate chips) are also some of my favorites. And finally, I LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream and found another great lens to feature in the following group as well.

A Few of My Favorite Things

Great Mint & Chocolate Chip Lenses

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Comments and Feedback

I'd love to hear what you think of my mint chocolate chip cupcake recipe

thanks! :)
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  • queenofduvetcovers Jul 11, 2012 @ 3:01 pm
    I love chocolate mint, thank you for sharing!
  • scarlettohairy Mar 16, 2012 @ 9:33 pm
    Oh yum! Mint is such a refreshing taste! These look great.
  • SRitchieable Mar 05, 2012 @ 10:32 pm
    I love your lens - I've featured it on mine: http://www.squidoo.com/national-chocolate-chip-cookie-week-march. Thanks for sharing!
  • cupcakeideas2011 Dec 12, 2011 @ 11:18 am
    Mint frosting for cupcakes makes it unique. A flavor that plays well for every taste bud. These cupcake recipe will surely a hit!
  • franstan Aug 09, 2011 @ 7:10 am
    Such a delicious lens
  • charmilbrettdotcom Jul 20, 2011 @ 9:19 pm
    It sounds yummy. Last week, I made Betty Crocker Fudge Brownies and I added a bag of Andie's mints to the batter. That was good, too! [but I didn't make cupcakes.. just one big bar]
  • mamamia2011 Jul 04, 2011 @ 7:15 pm
    This is very interesting taste. For sure, it's like menthol.
  • bames24 Jun 24, 2011 @ 7:44 am
    making my mouth water :)
  • garishwasil Jun 15, 2011 @ 6:34 am
    Mouth watering. It seems too delecious.
  • blanckj Jun 10, 2011 @ 6:44 am
    Wow. So many desserts, so little time.

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