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chocolate mint cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe

I’m a huge muffin lover – and food in general – and if they have some buttercream on top, it’s even better. I decided to add some melted chocolate in my classic muffins and because my Mum loves mint chocolate, I thought to top them with some mint buttercream. This is how the chocolate mint cupcakes were born. And of course they turned out amazingly delicious and I had to share them with you! :)

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe

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12 20 mins 10 mins 20 mins Easy

What you will need

For the muffins:

  • 125 g whole purpose flour;
  • 80 g granulated sugar;
  • 125 g soft butter;
  • 2 eggs;
  • 1 tsp baking powder;
  • 2 tbsp milk;
  • 100 g milk chocolate (melted);
  • 2 tbsp coco powder (optional).

For the buttercream:

  • 200 g soft butter;
  • 50 g icing sugar;
  • 50 ml mint syrup;
  •  green food colouring (optional).

The original muffin recipe needs 125 grams of granulated sugar, but I’m not into very sweet things (with a lot of sugar) and because we’ll also be adding the melted chocolate (which is sweet as well) I lowered the sugar quantity. I also posted the chocolate muffin recipe over Isabella’s blog here, so you can check the first part of the recipe there too.

The muffins

1. Preheat your oven to 175 C (medium high heat).

2. Mix well all the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder and sugar.

3. Add the soft butter and mix well until a thick batter is formed.

4. Add the eggs and the milk and mix well. At this point your batter will be almost done.

5. Now all you have to do is add the melted chocolate and the cocoa powder (if you want the cocoa too).

6. Scoop about one tablespoon of batter into each muffin form. The easiest way for me to scoop the batter is using one table spoon and a teaspoon, but you can find a method that works best for you.

7. They will bake in about 20 mins – depending on your oven. Check them with a toothpick after 20 minutes and if the toothpick comes out clean, they’re baked.

The buttercream

1. Using a hand mixer, beat the soft butter until it gets pale in colour – it will take about 5 minutes.

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2. Add the icing sugar and give it another 5 mins of mixing.You don’t need a lot of icing sugar because the mint syrup is very sweet.

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3. Add the mint syrup and mix once again. The mint syrup I used was pretty green, but I added a few drops of green food colouring to get a more bright colour.

Let the muffins cool down completely before decorating them! If they are still warm, the buttercream will melt and it will be a disaster.

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Decorate the muffins using a piping bag or gun with the minty buttercream and your delicious chocolate mint cupcakes are done! Don’t they look amazing?

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Don’t they scream “eat me”? I never expected them to turn out so delicious, to be honest. Let me know in the comments down below what you thing about this recipe and if you give it a try, share your recreations with me on social media. I would love to see them!

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  • Jessica Kennedy

    these look sooo good!! love your photos too :)

    http://www.jessicabronwenkennedy.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Thank you, Jessica! I’m glad you like them.

  • Kirsty Hoggons

    I bake so much so I am super excited to try these! I think it will be my weekend project!

    • Great! Please let me know how they turned out, Kirsty!

  • I’ve just eaten chocolate cake (shop brought) but would much rather have eaten one of these, I can just imagine how good they smell ?

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.com/

    • They smell amazing indeed! Maybe you’ll decide to give them a go.

  • Rachel ?

    Oh my god these look amazing! I will totally print out this recipe and try baking them next week!

    They look so tasty!
    Good post lovely!

    So excited to read more of your recipes!?

    Rachel ?
    http://www.rachelxblog.com

    • Aw, thank you, Rachel! It means a lot to me that you enjoy my recipes!
      Let me know how the cupcakes turned out.

  • These look so delicious!!! Saving for later!

  • Two of my favorite things in one…chocolate and mint. These look so delicious and now of course I have to make them LOL

    • Let me know how they turned out!

  • Yum! Chocolate mint is one of my favorite combos and this is making me want to start baking!

  • Neely

    This sounds like a delicious cupcake recipe!

  • Greta Hollar

    I’m having a major chocolate craving right now and these look delicious!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • My good friend LOVES chocolate mint anything–so I will definitely be saving this to make for her birthday!

    • Hope she’ll like them & happy birthday!

  • Ok i am drooling!! These look so good!

    Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com

  • WOW these look delish!

    My dad and I are mint-chocolate weirdos. Anything and everything mint chocolate is THE BEST (unless we can get cherry)
    I think I’m going to make his weekend and bake these :) Thanks!

    xxox
    Laura @ http://www.cookwineandthinker.com

    • Great to hear that! Let me know how they turned out, Laura.

  • Gorgeous photos! And such a beautiful countertop! Mint chip is such a perfect combination. :)

    • Double thank you, Melanie for the kind compliments!

  • stunning photos ! They are looking so yummmmm :) xoxo
    http://serenesparkle.blogspot.in/

    • Thank you! Glad you like them.

  • Blueberry Stories

    I love muffins and these look so delicious! I’m glad I’ve found your blog :)

    • Thank you! So happy to have you around, hope you’ll enjoy!