Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe

Imagine a moist, tender chocolate cupcake topped with mint frosting that is sweet but also incredibly light and fluffy. These delicious cupcakes melt in your mouth and as a bonus, are incredibly cute and green, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day parties.

This recipe does call for a cake mix, which if you hate, please by all means use your favorite from scratch chocolate cake recipe. My personal favorite homemade chocolate cake recipe is one my mom has been making all my life, which can be found here. You can also go the easy route and pick up your favorite boxed mix, I promise I won’t judge you. Enjoy!

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes


For the cupcakes:
1 box moist chocolate cake mix
Ingredients called for on the box (Eggs, oil, water, etc.)
For the frosting:
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon mint extract
A few drops of green food coloring
For garnish:
1 box mint Oreos
chocolate sprinkles


1. Prepare the cake mix according to box directions. Bake and set aside to cool completely. Be sure to follow the directions on the box for cupcakes.
2. Prepare the frosting: Add the shortening and butter to a large mixing bowl. Beat until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat for 3 minutes. Add the vanilla and mint extracts and a few drops of green food coloring. Add more food coloring if needed to match the shade of green in the Oreos. Mix to incorporate the coloring. Frost the cooled cupcakes.
3. Immediately after frosting, add the sprinkles. I add the sprinkles after frosting each cupcake so that they will actually stick. Gently break the Oreos in half and top each cupcake with half an Oreo. Serve.

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