Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
Chocolate mint cupcakes that are a much better option than an after dinner mint.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • 1 c all purpose flour
  • 1 c sugar
  • ½ c cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ c milk
  • ¼ c vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp mint extract
  • ½ c boiling water

Frosting ingredients

  • 2 c powdered sugar
  • ½ stick butter, softened
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • 2 tbs milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  2. Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a mixing bowl.
  3. Add milk, vegetable oil, egg, vanilla and mint extract to flour mixture and mix together on medium speed until well combined.
  4. Reduce speed and carefully add boiling water to the cake batter. Beat on high speed for about 1 minute to add air to the batter.
  5. Spoon the mixture into prepared muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 12 to 18 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  7. To make the frosting, in a large bowl cream half the powdered sugar with the butter.
  8. Beat in the extract, half of the milk and remaining sugar into the mixture.
  9. Gradually mix the remaining milk into frosting until desired consistency is reached.
  10. Pipe the frosting onto the fully cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.