Easy Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Frosting
The combination of mint and chocolate is always a good idea! Combining the flavors with simple cupcakes….even better. My daughter was the reason behind this creation, not that it doesn’t exist in the Pinterest world beforehand, but for me it was new. She loves anything mint and anything chocolate…so we made these Andes Mint Cupcakes for her birthday treat at school.
I have to admit (not being the biggest chocolate cupcake fan)…these cupcakes won me over. The light mint flavored buttercream adds the perfect touch! I knew I would be making them again and soon.
Need to bring cupcakes to school? I love these Snapware Cupcake containers!!
I have two sets, which allows me to combine three tiers if I need.
Making The Chocolate Cupcakes
I used a box mix for the chocolate cupcakes, it doesn’t get much easier than that. Make sure not to overcook your cupcakes. I always set the timer 5 minutes shy of what they recommend on the box and then watch them closely the last few minutes. As soon as the knife comes out clean…take them out.
Mint Buttercream Frosting
I adapted my normal buttercream frosting by adding mint extract. The key is being subtle…you can always add more, so put a little bit in at a time and taste as you go. I added 2 tsp of mint extract to my frosting and thought it was perfect. Tip: make sure to write down the amount of extract you use, so you remember for next time!
Click here for the MINT BUTTERCREAM FROSTING RECIPE
I used Wilton’s Moss Green icing color to tint the frosting a mint green color. Only use the slightest amount to prevent it from getting too green.
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Decorating The Cupcakes
I absolutely love my large tip cupcake kit for decorating! The cupcakes always turn out amazing and it makes it so much faster to decorate with the larger tips. I bought this decorating kit here. I use just a basic rosette technique…very simple, but always looks great.
To complete the cupcakes, I place an Andes Mint on top.
For Easter, I bought these colorful chocolate coins to add on top and spring cupcake wrappers.
A great dessert doesn’t have to be complicated.
These cupcakes are sure to please and they won’t take all day to make. Enjoy!! Thanks for checking out my post!
8 thoughts on “Easy Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Frosting”
I LOVE mint and chocolate. You could even top it with a thin mint and it would still be super cute!
That would be a great idea…I love thin mints. Thanks Candice!
These cupcakes look beautiful and refreshing! I love simple ideas that add an extra flavor and flair to make them your own!
Chocolate and mint….yes yes yes! One of my favorite combinations for dessert. 🙂
Thanks Sarah! They are definitely delicious!
They´re not only yummy but they look super cute!
I love the green pastel shade that you got on your buttercream, they look like the kind of treat a fairy would have!
I bet your little girl loved them!
Thanks Carla! Yes, she loves anything chocolate and gets so excited to bring treats into school.