Mint and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Mint and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
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Up today, just for you…
Mint and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. 
They are delectable, I tell you.
Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with creamy mint frosting.
Wish I were eating one right about now.
Wish I could hand one right through this screen to you!
Then we could just sit right here together, enjoy a little bite of bliss and have ourselves a nice conversation. 
Cupcakes taste even better when combined with nice conversation.
Hope you get to have some of both….just as soon as you can!

Mint and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
Time:30 minutes plus time to cool and frost
Yield: 28 cupcakes
Cupcake Recipe from the very lovely Cindi Schut
Frosting Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
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Cupcakes:
1 devils food cake mix
1/3 C flour
1 small package instant chocolate pudding
1/3 C sour cream
1 1/2 C water
1 t vanilla
4 eggs
1/3 C oil
1 C mini chocolate chips



Frosting:
1   8 oz packaged cream cheese, softened
4 T butter, softened
5 C powdered sugar
2-3 T milk
1 t mint extract
dash salt
green food coloring
mini chocolate chips for decoration

CUPCAKES?

 

1. In a mixing bowl, or your stand mixer combine the cake mix, flour, and pudding mix. Stir it all around with a spoon or your mixer paddle.

2. Add the sour cream, water, vanilla, eggs and oil. Mix it on low for 1 minute. Be sure you scrape the bottom of the bowl to get all the dry ingredients incorporated. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
3. Add your mini chocolate chips and stir to incorporate.

 

4. Line your muffin tins with cupcake liners. Fill each liner 2/3 of the way full.
5. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until the center of the cupcakes are nice and cooked through. 
6. Remove from the oven and let them sit in the pans for about 5 minutes. Transfer them to a wire rack and cool completely. Completely, now. If you frost them too soon you will have a runny green mess on your hands. No one likes a runny green mess….even when it’s St. Patrick’s day! 
FROSTING

1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
2. Add 3 cups of the powdered sugar and 2 T of milk and continue to mix.
3. Add the mint extract and dash of salt.
4. Continue to add the powdered sugar and milk until you have the consistency you want. More powdered sugar will make it thicker, milk will thin it out.
5. Once you have the consistency you want, add your food coloring and beat it on medium speed for about 3 minutes. This will give you a nice glossy frosting. Lovely!
6. Spoon your frosting into a cake decorating bag with a large (1M) star tip. (These can be found at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, or most craft stores.) Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes. Decorate with mini chocolate chips.
Enjoy!



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11 Comments

  1. 1
    March 7, 2011 at 5:35 am

    Gorgeous photos! I love the look of these cupcakes! 🙂

  2. 2
    March 7, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    These look so good! I have greatly enjoyed your blog since I have found it! Everything I have made from here has turned out wonderful! I really like the idea of sitting down with you :), so imagine me accepting a cupcake and offering a cup of coffee too! Have a great day!

  3. 3
    March 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    Those look amazing!! This may be the first thing I make in my new oven on Wednesday…for dessert, right after the Chicken and Artichoke pizzas! Ooooh, I can't wait!!

  4. 4
    March 7, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for mentioning what tip you used to frost them, I would have guessed correctly, but it's always nice to know for sure!

  5. 5
    March 7, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    SO pretty!

  6. 6
    March 7, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    My cucakes never come out so perfect. Lovely, great color.

  7. 7
    March 7, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Chocolate + Mint = HAPPY!!! 😀

  8. 8
    March 7, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Your cupcakes are so pretty!

  9. 9
    March 8, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I just recently discovered your little world on the web. Your blog is beautiful and the recipes look so delicious that I can't wait to dive in and try some! =)

  10. 10
    March 10, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    These are delicious! My mother in law made it into a cake instead of cupcakes…so yummy!!

  11. 11
    March 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I made these this weekend for a ward activity. They were VERY GOOD!!! Thanks Jamie! By the way I love the way you write your blog. You crack me up!

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