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Mint Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Whether you’re looking to make a St. Patrick’s Day treat for a party or a classroom, these easy Mint Chocolate Cupcakes are sure to please! They use a box of chocolate cake for the cupcakes and homemade mint frosting on top. Add sprinkles or other garnishes and you’re set!

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • Box of Chocolate Cake
  • 3 Eggs
  • ½ Cup Vegetable Oil


  1. Bake as directed on box. Make sure to fill each cupcake liner only ¾ full as it will rise.

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Room Temp
  • 3 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Mint Extract
  • 2 Drops of Wilton Food Coloring Gel for a Vibrant Green


  1. Cream butter and mint extract until smooth.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and mix for 30 seconds on low.
  3. Slowly add in milk while still mixing on low. Mix for 2 minutes on high.
  4. Add in 2 drops of food coloring and mix until a dark green color.

Let ‘s Put It All Together

  1. Fill a pastry bag or even a ziplock bag with frosting. Put the Wilton 1M tip in the bag and frost the cupcakes.
  2. Add sprinkles or other garnish!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

About Teri

Teri Hardy is a 30-something married, mom of 7 and the face behind the popular online publication, Motherhood Defined as well as the founder of Mom Powered Media. Known as the Iowa Mom blogger by her local peers and “The Fairy Blogmother” worldwide. She loves to write, doodle & go, go, go. Control freak, master multi-tasker and shopaholic. Ms. Hardy has professional experience in working closely with clients on brand ambassadorships, client outreach services, content creation and creative social media advertising exposure.

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  1. These look sooo good! I would love to try these. I like mint and chocolate.

  2. Tamra Phelps says:

    That frosting would be so gooood, lol!!

  3. oh man, this makes my mouth water! looks so yummy!

  4. I love chocolate mint cake. These are just lovely.

  5. Chocolate and mint are such good partners in food.

  6. kelly willis says:

    my and my little helpers are going to make these for st patricks day party at shool

  7. alicia k says:

    i love the green icing!!

  8. Mmmm! Those cupcakes look divine!

    Happy Tuesday, Teri!

  9. laurie damrose says:

    These remind me of thin mints!

  10. diana scholz says:

    Oh my, these look absolutely delicious. I will most certainly be making these!

  11. Minta Boggs says:

    I’am definitely going to try and make these for St Patricks day! They look so yummy!

  12. That sounds super easy. I love the green frosting. I would add some thin mint candies to the recipe somehow. I love those.

  13. Kris Garvey says:

    These sound amazing … I have yet to try using frosting tips to make pretty cupcakes, I will need to because I think if they look delicious, they taste better, it’s all mental :-)

  14. Mint frosting with chocolate cake – wow! What a delicious inspiration, and perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s! Luv!

  15. Julie Wood says:

    I love cupcakes, and I love this recipe to make Mint Chocolate Cupcakes. I am going to make them this weekend. They look so delicious!

  16. I love how simple these are to make. Bravo.

  17. These look like they were harder to make than the recipe sounds like, after reading the directions. And the presentation is beautiful, not sure mine would look as nice as yours, my frosting skills are not so good.

  18. Aleksandra says:

    They look absolutely amazing :) Its my best friends birthday on March 17th and since she loves the combination of mint and chocolate i am definitely making these for her 😀

  19. Mint and chocolate are a classic combination and one of my faves. Thanks again.

  20. Alison Gibb says:

    I love anything chocolate mint flavored! These look so good! I think I need to go get a Shamrock shake!

  21. Jayne Townsley says:

    I wish the schools still let our kids bring treats made at home. I think I would really like your frosting recipe.

  22. I am an absolute mint fiend! These cupcakes look so, so good!

  23. Ashley Costanzo says:

    This looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it!

  24. Dorothy Boucher says:

    they definitely look very happy for st patty’s day :) another great treat for us from you.. thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  25. I love the look of these cupcakes. I find that boxed cake mixes are tasting better and better as time goes on. This also applies to non-name brands as well. No matter what type of cake mix was used here, that frosting makes the cupcake for me.

  26. Kaitlinn Pratt says:

    These look delicious! They’d go great for my sons hulk party next year! I’m not sure if he likes mint so I’ll have to test that one out first lol

  27. katie mitchell says:

    these are much more appealing then white cake with green food coloring and green frosting that my mom and her friend made when they were younger for my grandma.(her birthday was on st Patrick day it was funny but she didn’t eat it lol

  28. wyndwhisper says:
  29. Sandra Crispo says:

    love mint, and love dark chocolate so would like to try these next time I making something for a get together adding extra dark chocolate to the cake mix!!

  30. mindy cole says:

    Wow these are awesome cant wait to make them they are our favorite flavor

  31. Mint frosting is absolutely my favourite! Love this st paddy themed cuocakes!

  32. Wanda Tracey says:

    I love anything that’s mint chocolate and they look delicious.Everyone loves cupcakes and since they are easy peasey to make I think I will do some for Sr.Patrick’s Day.We have a few friends coming over.Thanks for sharing.

  33. Yum!! These cupcakes look delicious, I cannot wait to try them. These cupcakes are great for St. Patrick’s Day but also for Easter, thank you for sharing this recipe

  34. denise low says:

    Looks good.And cupcakes are just the right size.

  35. Jonalyn Repalda says:

    Mmmm, Looks yummy :-)

  36. These are good. I made them last week. Thanks again for the recipe.

  37. Michelle Salais says:

    Thanks for the recipe. I love mint and love cupcakes.

  38. Michelle Armstrong says:

    Never realized how easy it is to make baking products with mint. Definitely trying these.

  39. Stoic Kitty says:

    Mint and chocolate is a great combination. Looks delicious.

  40. Carissa Joslyn says:

    These look amazing. So many great recipes everywhere!
    & Mint/Chcolate together is..well..delish!

  41. Mint and chocolate just goes so well together!!!

  42. (Mint Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe) I love mint anything, so this one would be a good cupcake recipe for me to make.

  43. Shannon says:

    These would be great any time of the year.

  44. Shannon says:

    These would be fun to make with kiddos.

  45. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Not only do these cupcakes look Pretty they also sound delicious. Chocolate and mint are one of my favorite combinations. I will try my hand at making these at our next Family Gathering. Can Hardly wait!! I Pinned it. Thankyou for Posting…

  46. nancyfancypink says:

    I know this was posted in March for St. Patrick’s day, but excuse me, YUM! I love mint and chocolate together, so will definitely be trying these!

  47. Mint and chocolate are always a great combination. Thank you for sharing with us.

  48. These look delicious! I should make some for my mom. She loves mint and chocolate.

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