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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.

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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.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Ingredients - Stock up the pantry

Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix, Chocolate Fudge, 18.25-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)
Betty Crocker Supermoist Cake Mix, Chocolate Fudge, 18.25-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 12)

Make your life a little sweeter today with Betty Crocker cakes. Betty Crocker SuperMoist cakes are today's family tradition, for special occasions and those spontaneous celebrations when only home-made will do. Betty Crocker SuperMoist cakes are best paired with Betty Crocker frostings. Betty Crocker has more tasty varieties of easy-to-make cake than any other brand. Enjoy every melt-in-your-mouth bite. Try one of our great flavors today.

McCormick Pure Mint Extract, 1-Ounce Unit (Pack of 6)
McCormick Pure Mint Extract, 1-Ounce Unit (Pack of 6)

McCormick is my favorite brand for any flavoring.

Lorann Food Color- Powder-Green
Lorann Food Color- Powder-Green

Professional powdered food colour offers the ultimate in strength. Used in chocolates, dry mixes, or other applications where water is prohibited, this colour is extremely potent.

Nestle Toll House Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels 12 oz (Pack of 12)
Nestle Toll House Real Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels 12 oz (Pack of 12)

Original Nestle Toll House chocolate chip cookie

Real semi-sweet chocolate

Tiny bits of Nestle bar in cookie dough

America's favorite cookie recipe


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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.

Good Cook 24 Count Cupcake Pan and Carrying Case - Bake and take your cupcakes with you!

A handy tool for avid cupcake bakers, this combination cupcake baking pan and carrier from The Good Cook is a great way to safely transport your cupcake creations to picnics, parties, and other events. It comes with a premium 0.5 gauge Whitford non-stick coated muffin pan that holds up to 12 cupcakes, as well as a stackable red plastic tray that can be placed over the muffin pan to hold a dozen more cupcakes. It's then covered by a translucent polypropylene top with red side tabs that lock for a tight and secure fit and a single handle. The cupcake baking pan is oven safe to 350 degrees F and is dishwasher safe. The cupcake carrier measures 18 by 11 by 6 inches.

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 Last updated on August 29, 2013

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Comments and Feedback - I'd love to hear what you think of my mint chocolate chip cupcake recipe 30 comments

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SoyCandleLover 4 years ago from Henrietta, New York

Easy and Mint Chocolate. Sounds like heaven to me. Lensrolled to my cupcake lenses.

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lakern26 lm 4 years ago

OMG, I think I've just died and gone to heaven! Mint chocolate chip ice cream is the best. It's a favorite of mine and my boys. I can't wait to try these cupcakes - they sound delicious!

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Kiwisoutback 4 years ago from Massachusetts

These look awesome! It isn't very often that you come across a mint chocolate chip cupcake. I wouldn't mind snacking one at this very moment. Great work (and thanks for featuring this lens). I'm lensrolling it to my chocolate cupcakes lens.

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indigoj 4 years ago from UK

These really do sound tasty! I think mint and chocolate is a delicious combination.

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SusannaDuffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia Level 4 Commenter

Chocolate chip cupcakes are yummy enough but, oh my, mint chocolate chip! Superb!

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Grasmere Sue 4 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK Level 1 Commenter

Mmmmm lovely! Love your recipe lenses.

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WildFacesGallery 4 years ago from Iowa Level 1 Commenter

Mint and chocolate is pretty much my favorite flavor combination. Theses look yummy!

poutine 4 years ago

It sounds delicious. Might try it.

anonymous 3 years ago

Anything with chocolate and peppermint has me hooked! Nice lens!

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dismantlerepair 3 years ago

I read this lens and am now struggling to think of anything else lol...thanks! I am supposed to be at work hehe *liked*

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squid-janices7 3 years ago

I pretty much love mint and chocolate anything. These look delicious!

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CruiseReady 3 years ago from East Central Florida

My mouth is watering just thinking about these cupcakes!

anonymous 3 years ago

Awesome,mouth watering lens! Now, I really NEED something sweet!

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fluffyclouds 3 years ago

Yummy! I would eliminate the food coloring, not necessary and still nom nom nom!-worthy! Thanks for sharing!

miaponzo 3 years ago

These sound great! Thanks for the tips!

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AlisonMeacham 3 years ago

These look so delicious!

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sushilkin lm 3 years ago

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UKGhostwriter 3 years ago

Mint and chocolate, one of those partnerships that really works, I love this lens, well done!

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Sylvestermouse 3 years ago from United States Level 6 Commenter

Sounds delicious! I love mint and chocolate!

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squid-pinkchic18 3 years ago

Yum. If there's one thing that goes perfectly with chocolate, it's mint! Great lens, thumbs up!

blanckj 3 years ago

Wow. So many desserts, so little time.

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garishwasil lm 3 years ago

Mouth watering. It seems too delecious.

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bames24 lm 3 years ago

making my mouth water :)

mamamia2011 3 years ago

This is very interesting taste. For sure, it's like menthol.

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firstcookbooklady 3 years ago from Minnesota

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]

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franstan lm 3 years ago

Such a delicious lens

cupcakeideas2011 2 years ago

Mint frosting for cupcakes makes it unique. A flavor that plays well for every taste bud. These cupcake recipe will surely a hit!

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Sher Ritchie 2 years ago

I love your lens - I've featured it on mine: Thanks for sharing!

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Scarlettohairy 2 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. Level 3 Commenter

Oh yum! Mint is such a refreshing taste! These look great.

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queenofduvetcover 2 years ago Level 2 Commenter

I love chocolate mint, thank you for sharing!

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