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!
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
prep time: 10 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 30 mins
1 box devils food cake (I used Duncan Hines)
1-½ cup chocolate chips
2 tsp mint extract
Mint Chocolate Buttercream
1 cup butter, room temperature
6 cups powdered sugar (may need a little more)
½ cup whipping cream
1 tsp mint extract
8-10 drop green food coloring
1-½ cups mini chocolate chips
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
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
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.
Add green food coloring until it is the desired color. Stir in mini chocolate chips.