Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

I am always on the hunt for new desserts that wow and boy do I have a treat for you!  This Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Recipe is something worth trying. The mixture of mint and the chocolate together is simply decadent. The next time you’re looking for a dessert that makes your mouth water, this is it.

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Of course, I promise that the process of the Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Recipe is also incredibly easy. Nothing tastes better than a dessert that doesn’t keep you in the kitchen all day and still comes out looking amazing!  So go find a girl scout and get to enjoying these decadent Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes!

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
 
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Ingredients
Cupcake
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
Frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 - 1½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Instructions
Cupcake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until thoroughly combined
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together until completely smooth.
  5. Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients
  6. Next add half of the buttermilk
  7. Gently stir - about 5 stirs
  8. Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk
  9. Add 8 crumbled Thin Mint cookies to the mix and fold in
  10. Stir until just combined. The batter won't be very thick
  11. Pour the batter into the liners - fill only ¾ full
  12. Bake in batches for 18-19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  13. Allow to cool completely before frosting
Frosting
  1. Combine the cream cheese, sugar, mint extract in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Fit the mixer with the whisk attachment and mix on medium speed until smooth.
  3. While the mixture is still whipping, slowly pour in the heavy cream.
  4. Stop and scrape the bottom of the bowl a couple of times while you continue whipping until the cream can hold a stiff peak.

 

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