Written by Bernadyn Nettles
I like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day for my kids and because I remember how fun it was to celebrate this holiday when I was a child. My kids love cupcakes, so I tried out a new recipe to make mint chocolate cupcakes for a little something green. I love the color of mint-green, plus, I adore chocolate, which is why I decided to use that combination. I am happy with how they turned out, try it out and let me know what you think!
I always aim to make cakes and cupcakes that are moist. If there's chocolate involved, I especially like the texture to include the fudgy taste and feel for the chocolate; that's exactly how these cupcakes came out.
The best part, according to my little girl, is the frosting.
The cupcakes themselves are already minty, so I decided to stick with vanilla buttercream icing. I just colored them with mint green food coloring.
Recipe for Mint Chocolate Cupcakes:
- 3 cups all-purpose flour (I used organic flour, optional)
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2/3 cups cocoa powder
- 2 cups cold water
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1/2 - 1 bag of chocolate and mint morsels, depending on how minty you want the flavor. (I used Nestle brand chocolate chips but you can also use Andes mints).
- Chocolate chip morsels
- Chocolate shavings
- Chocolate Shamrock
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Place baking liners in pan
- Sift together flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and cocoa powder
- In a separate bowl, mix together water, vegetable oil and vanilla extract
- In a large mixing bowl, take turns combining dry and wet ingredients, ending with dry ingredients.
- Add in mint morsels and mix well
- Pour into baking liners 2/3 cups full and place in oven.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, just until tooth pick comes out clean. Do not over-bake!
- Wait until cupcakes are completely cooled, then put icing.
The cupcakes should come out nice and moist, not thick or heavy at all.
I hope you enjoy this mint chocolate cupcake recipe. It is a delicious, sweet treat to eat to celebrate St.Patrick's Day, especially if you make the icing green. It is now one of my favorite cupcake recipes to bake.
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