Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

My friend’s mom brought cupcakes to one of our lacrosse games this spring.  I saw a cupcake with green frosting and a chocolate cake.  I assumed it was a mint chocolate chip cupcake and I was right.  The cupcake was so good that I knew I needed to try to make them once I got home from boarding school.  Now that it’s summer I gave these a try and they were a hit!  I made chocolate cupcakes from The Hummingbird Bakery cookbook and a mint cream cheese frosting.  I then garnished the cupcakes with semi sweet chocolate chips.

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cupcake:

  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 ½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract

(This recipe makes 12 cupcakes)

Mint Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract
  • 4 tablespoons of butter (room temperature)
  • 3 cups powered sugar
  • Green food coloring

Directions:

For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 3250F
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, salt, and butter in a bowl.
  3. Whisk the milk, egg, and vanilla together in a separate bowl.
  4. Pour half of milk mixture into flour mixture and combine with a mixer on medium.  Once combined, add the second half of the milk mixture and combine.
  5. Spoon batter into cupcake holes until the batter fills 2/3 of the cupcake pan.
  6. Bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the cake is firm and a tooth pick comes out clean.

Make sure you let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them.

For the Frosting:

  1. Combine cream cheese, butter, and sugar in a bowl with a mixer on medium.
  2. Once fully combined add the peppermint extract and food coloring until the frosting is the green color you desire.

I love these and I hope you will as well!

Enjoy!,

Lizzie

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2 thoughts on “Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

  1. Karen

    I love the pale green color of the icing. I know they had to be delicious as the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook is wonderful from what I have heard.

    Reply

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