Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes - easy chocolate cupcakes topped with a homemade mint chocolate chip buttercream! Cake mix, butter, mint extract, powdered sugar, whipping cream, green food coloring and mini chocolate chips. Great for parties! #cupcakes #mintchocolate #stpatricksday 

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes - easy chocolate cupcakes topped with a homemade mint chocolate chip buttercream! Cake mix, butter, mint extract, powdered sugar, whipping cream, green food coloring and mini chocolate chips. Great for parties! #cupcakes #mintchocolate #stpatricksday

These cupcakes taste like Christmas. Well, that is if you think Christmas tastes like chocolate mint. We do, so these cupcakes take like our Christmas!

These cupcakes are easy to make. I doctored up a box of cake mix and make the buttercream. I don't mind cake mix cupcakes, but I am not a huge fan of canned frosting. I think you can getaway with the cake mix if you make your won frosting. This frosting is out-of-this-world delicious! It isn't overly sweet and tastes just like my favorite bakery. It is worth the little bit of extra effort.

These cupcakes are sure to please all your little elves this holiday season!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes - easy chocolate cupcakes topped with a homemade mint chocolate chip buttercream! Cake mix, butter, mint extract, powdered sugar, whipping cream, green food coloring and mini chocolate chips. Great for parties! #cupcakes #mintchocolate #stpatricksday







Yield: 24 cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

prep time: 10 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:

Cupcakes
  • 1 box devils food cake (I used Duncan Hines)
  • 1-1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp mint extract
Mint Chocolate Buttercream
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature 
  • 6 cups powdered sugar (may need a little more) 
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream 
  • 1 tsp mint extract
  • 8-10 drop green food coloring
  • 1-1/2 cups mini chocolate chips

instructions:

Cupcakes
  1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Stir in mint extract and chocolate chips. Bake according to package directions. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes. 
  2. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, whipping cream, and mint; mix until light and fluffy. If necessary, gradually add more powdered sugar to reach desired consistency. 
  3. Add green food coloring until it is the desired color. Stir in mini chocolate chips.




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3 comments

  1. I can't get enough mint this time of year! These cupcakes are perfect! I love the chips in the frosting.

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  2. So festive! And, your frosting looks beautiful! I'm terrible at frosting cupcakes.

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  3. I've featured this recipe on my blog, hoping that you don't mind, but if you do, please contact me and I'll remove it. All the best.

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