Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: dark chocolate cupcakes from scratch topped with mint chocolate chip frosting #mint #chocolatechip #cupcakes @shugarysweets

Today is a surprise Baby Shower for my blogger friend, Mandy! What better treat to share at a baby shower than cupcakes?

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Mandy doesn’t know yet if her baby will be a boy or a girl, so I had to share something gender neutral. Right? Which, is difficult for me, because I am all up to my ears in Pink Valentine’s treats. So maybe, Mandy, you are having a girl. You know, cause it’s the season?? Plus, this is your fourth, and then if it’s a girl you will be like me…ONE boy, THREE girls.

Anyways, Mandy blogs over at Mandy’s Recipe Box! She is the cute momma to 3 gorgeous children. AND, she is one of the very first bloggers I began following a year and a half ago. She hosts a fun link party on Tuesdays, so be sure you stop over and tell her I said HELLO!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: dark chocolate cupcakes from scratch topped with mint chocolate chip frosting #mint #chocolatechip #cupcakes @shugarysweets

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes: dark chocolate cupcakes from scratch topped with mint chocolate chip frosting #mint #chocolatechip #cupcakes @shugarysweets

Now, on to the cupcakes. It was either post a cute pink treat or these cupcakes in blue wrappers. I chose cupcakes. I love cupcakes. I love mint. I love chocolate. These are a win all around! The base of the cupcakes is my very favorite chocolate cupcake recipe. It’s tried and true and tastes delicious. You won’t need boxed mixes with this recipe in your arsenal.

If you prefer to have your frosting GREEN, feel free to add green food coloring before adding in your chocolate. I prefer the natural look on these, but my kids wanted to know why there weren’t green. So if you don’t want to explain yourself to 8yr olds, add in the green coloring!

Want more FROM SCRATCH cupcake recipes? Here are a few of my favorites:

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Frosting: this is the VERY BEST white cake recipe you will ever find. I promise!!!

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Confetti Cupcakes: make your own confetti cupcakes using your favorite colored sprinkles! So versatile!

Confetti Cupcakes

Almond Wedding Cake Cupcakes with Raspberry Filling: probably my favorite cupcake recipe I’ve ever made, and my most requested!

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Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream: a luscious lemon zested white cake topped with a creamy lemon buttercream frosting!

Lemon Cupcake with Lemon Buttercream

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Frosting:  this recipe is all about the frosting. Buttery, caramel frosting!

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Swiss Meringue Frosting

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Visit the other bloggers participating in Mandy’s baby shower:

Brandie @ www.thecountrycook.net
AND Don’t forget to stop by and wish Mandy good luck with her new baby:

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Yield: 26-30 cupcakes

Ingredients

    For the Cupcakes:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, strong
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/8 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1 bag (10oz) dark chocolate and mint morsels *see note below

Instructions

  1. For the cupcakes, mix flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda and baking powder in small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Mix brewed coffee and milk. Set aside.
  3. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes until fluffy. Add egg. Slowly add in dry ingredients, alternating with milk mixture (in about 3 additions).
  4. Pour into lined cupcake pans and bake in a 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Remove and cool completely before frosting.
  5. For the frosting, beat butter with powdered sugar and skim milk until smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes. Beat in peppermint extract.
  6. In a food processor (or blender), pulse chocolate morsels until small (NOT fine). Fold into frosting.
  7. Use an open star tip to pipe on frosting. ENJOY!
  8. **if you can't find the dark chocolate and mint morsels, just use dark chocolate morsels. You can increase the peppermint extract to 1/4 tsp.
http://www.shugarysweets.com/2013/01/mint-chocolate-chip-cupcakes

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87 Responses to “Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes”

  1. Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations
    posted Jan 28, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Nowadays I LOVE chocolate and mint combos but there was a time when I thought I didn’t like it. Sneaking on of hubby’s Andes mint treats totally changed my mind :)

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Oh I love those Andes mints!! Glad you’re on board now :)

  2. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 9:03 am

    I love any and all cupcakes, but I’ve never had a mint chocolate chip version! These are so fun!

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 10:59 am

      I love mint chocolate chip EVERYTHING so it was only a matter of time for these to be created!! Thanks for stopping by Megan!

  3. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Holy Yum!!!!

  4. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 9:39 am

    I like the natural look :) They look so delicious! My bf adores chocolate & mint (I do too, but him in particular) and I know we’d eat all of these up quick!

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

      I think you need to make these then Kayle, for him :)

  5. Liz
    posted Jan 28, 2013 at 10:24 am

    Love mint + chocolate! Not a fan of cupcakes but I’ll sure try one to see if you could convince me to! :)

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:01 am

      Not a fan of cupcakes???? Are we even friends??? It’s okay. I would totally let you lick the frosting bowl :)

  6. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 10:48 am

    purty purty! loving the tiny cupcake stand too! Congrats to Mandy!

  7. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for celebrating with us, Aimee! These cupcakes look bomb!!

  8. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Oh Aimee. You know the way to my heart. I adore anything mint and these cupcakes look divine. Thanks so much for the surprise! I am starting my day off so happy. Although I am stuck to my computer going through everyone’s blogs to see what they made for the shower. I love it!

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      You are very welcome. I feel honored to be a part of this special day with you!!!

  9. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:33 am

    These look beautiful and must have been very decadent.

  10. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:34 am

    These look beautiful and must have been very decadent. Congratulations to Mandy!

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much! I think Mandy is pleasantly surprised :)

  11. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Love mint. Love chocolate. Love cupcakes…..this is the perfect dessert combo in my option. These cupcakes are to die for! Pinning. :)

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks Amber! I love chocolate and mint too….clearly!

  12. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Mmm. Love mint and chocolate anything! How sweet of y’all to throw Mandy a virtual baby shower!

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 1:57 pm

      Glad you love these too Sarah! Mandy is such a sweetie, she deserves this special day!

  13. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Yummy! Homemade mint choc chip cupcakes? Sign me up! The frosting on these looks AWESOME, Aimee! I need a spoon.

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      I like to save a little extra frosting in the bowl just to eat plain. I’m so glad you feel the same way :)

  14. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I do love a good mint and chocolate treat!!! I’m not sure I have ever had it in a cupcake though!! How about you send me some…for testing purposes ya know 😉

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm

      I wish I could, but you’ll just have to come here to get one! And bring some of that fudge with ya!

  15. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    These sound delicious!

  16. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Holy Cannoli – I mean Holy Cupcakes. You start anything with the words “Mint Chocolate Chip” and I would be all over it. Well, except for maybe meatloaf. Congratulations to Mandy!! I’m betting she would just love to eat these for real! :)

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      Thanks Brandie!! Your lemon cake is making me drool, I love that you used one of Mandy’s recipes!!!

  17. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Those cupcakes look fantastic! YUM

  18. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Mint chocolate chip is my absolute favorite ice cream flavor and flavor combination. These cupcakes will make me very happy, indeed! I need to add this to my to-bake list ASAP!

  19. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    One of my very favorite combinations ever: mint and chocolate! You can never go wrong. The frosting looks delightful.

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks Ashley! I happen to LOVE mint and chocolate as well :)

  20. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I wish this wasn’t virtual…and that we all got to have a bite of everything! Looks delish! Mint + Chocolate is always a winner!

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      Oh Averie, I know! I wish we could all get together and share snacks and treats! How fun would that be!!! Are you going to any conferences this year?

  21. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Aimee you are the cupcake queen. Seriously. I am ALWAYS so impressed! And i love mint and chocolate (almost) as much as peanut butter and chocolate. :) What a fun virtual shower!!!

  22. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Annnnnd, now I want cake!! Love this cupcake and your little cupcake stand – too cute!

  23. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Great minds think alike with the mint chocolate theme :-) These cupcakes look lovely :-)

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 6:54 pm

      Mint and chocolate are always a great idea! Off to check out your cookies Joy!

  24. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Wonderful cupcakes! They look really cute!

  25. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Love chocolate and mint together. Almost as much as chocolate and peanut butter. These cupcakes are right up my alley!

    • posted Jan 28, 2013 at 6:55 pm

      Thanks so much, glad you found me over here!!! Chocolate and peanut butter is definitely a popular choice too!

  26. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    These are gorgeous cupcakes Aimee! I love mint, and I’m with you natural all the way. But I can see why the kids would be confused, lol.

    • posted Jan 29, 2013 at 7:49 am

      Isn’t that funny that food has to be a certain color for kids? Weirdos.

  27. posted Jan 28, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Love this combination! I could definitely eat just a bowl of this frosting too! Congrats to Mandy!

  28. posted Jan 29, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Yum! I love mint chocolate chip! And, I have those exact same cupcake liners : ) I’m obsessed with the polka dots lol

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 7:33 am

      I love the polka dots too! I also have other colors with those polka dots! You know, in my collection of about 500 liners (obsessed?)

  29. posted Jan 29, 2013 at 9:52 am

    I love minct chocolate chip cupcakes! they are one of my favorites! Your are so adorable!!! Congrats to Mandy!!

  30. posted Jan 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    These are so pretty! Love that you incorporated the mint flavor too!

  31. posted Jan 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I am a huge mint and chocolate fan. These cupcakes sound amazing! What a perfect treat for a baby shower too!

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Erin, I love all these chocolate and mint fans coming out of the woodwork :)

  32. posted Jan 29, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    Beautiful cupcakes!

  33. posted Jan 30, 2013 at 10:52 am

    All I can say is Wow! These look amazing. I can’t wait to try them out for myself. I recently just started blogging, but I think I will be spending more time looking at your recipes than my own! :)

    • posted Jan 30, 2013 at 11:54 am

      Thanks Anne!! Good luck blogging, it’s such a fun outlet!!

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  35. Elisabeth
    posted Mar 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Made these tonight in preparation for my 30th birthday tomorrow. The cake is moist and light and very yummy and tastes very rich. Now, if only I could have taken the time to portion out the batter better my little cakes would be as pretty as yours (but an 11 month old and a 2.5 year old prevent much concentration beyond getting them in the pan!). And the icing is well matched to the cake. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Can’t wait to try more!

    • posted Mar 1, 2013 at 6:47 am

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe Elisabeth. We love that chocolate cupcake recipe in our house!!! Thanks for taking the time to let me know!

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