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Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes

These Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes are so simple to make yet are packed full of flavor with a moist chocolate cake topped with a whipped mint buttercream.  So good!

Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes |

You may remember the Mint Chocolate Chip Cake I made for my friend Chasity’s birthday back in 2013.  Layers of chocolate cake filled and covered in chocolate chip mint buttercream and covered in chocolate ganache.  It was one of Chasity’s favorite flavor combinations and was SO GOOD.

When Chasity left Germany in July, I told her I’d bake for her one last time.  She chose the mint chocolate chip cake and s’mores cupcakes.  Since I wasn’t trying to make that giant layer cake again, I decided to turn the cake into cupcakes!

(PS… You need to see the S’mores Cupcakes I made here.  Chocolate cake filled with graham cracker and topped with marshmallow frosting.  I DIE!!)

Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes |

These Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes are super easy to make and are completely worth the effort.  The cake is my basic chocolate recipe, minus the espresso powder.  I didn’t want any mocha flavor to come though in the cake.

The frosting is whipped to light and fluffy perfection and is filled with chunks of high quality chocolate and tinted a minty green color.

Chunks of high quality chocolate top the entire cupcake.  I used Lindt 50% bittersweet chocolate in the frosting and the garnish.  Lindt is my favorite chocolate to use in baking!  I blame living in Germany for that though.  It’s EVERYWHERE here!

Chasity loved these cupcakes and I was so super happy to make them for her!


Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes
Yield: 12 cupcakes

Chocolate Chip Mint Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Whipped Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1lb powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp mint or peppermint extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped high quality chocolate
  • green gel food coloring
  • 12 chocolate chunks, for garnish


Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. Line cupcake pan with liners.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the coffee, cocoa powder, and vanilla and whisk until combined. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a large bowl, sift together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sour cream and the eggs. SLOWLY add a few tablespoons of the chocolate mixture to the sour cream and eggs. Whisk to combine. In a slow stream, whisk in the remaining chocolate mixture until combined completely.
  5. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in wet. Using a whisk, stir until no more lumps remain.
  6. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Whipped Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream

  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer, cream the butter until smooth.
  2. Add half the powdered sugar and beat on high until incorporated.
  3. Mix in the extract and half the whipping cream and beat until smooth. Scrape the bowl.
  4. Add the remaining powdered sugar and pinch of salt then mix until smooth.
  5. Add the rest of the heavy cream until you reach your desired consistency. Beat on high speed for at least 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  6. Add a drop or two of the green gel food coloring and beat until completely incorporated.
  7. Add the finely chopped chocolate and beat until combined.

Assembly and Storage

  1. Using a Wilton 1M piping tip fitted on a disposable bag, pipe a large swirl of frosting on to each cupcake.
  2. Garnish with a chunk of chocolate.
  3. Store in an air tight container for up to a week.

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 0Total Fat 0g


Friday 22nd of March 2019

I am a novice baker , I was looking for a good recipe for a home schooling project , well these chocolate cupcakes are the best ever. First off i was able to make then no probables second everyone loved them . I am now making the cupcakes again to distribute for a community setvice project , thank you for sharing the recipe ????

Betsy Eves

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

You're so welcome!!

Amy Silva

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

Hi Betsy,

I thought if write to let you know that I made these cupcakes for the first time today for a St. Patricks Day birthday celebration for my mom tomorrow. Your chocolate cake recipe is to die for! Seriously, the best I've ever tasted! So moist, delicious and not too sweet. Just perfect! However, I used mint extract in the frosting and felt like it was a bit too "spearmint" tasting for my liking... My next attempt I will probably use peppermint or just leave it out altogether. Thanks so much!

Betsy Eves

Tuesday 17th of March 2015

So glad you love it! It's my all time favorite chocolate cake recipe!


Friday 13th of February 2015

I made these for the super bowl and they were delicious! I actually made them again tonight but didn't do the mint extract (I used vanilla this time). I love the cupcake - so light and yummy! Thank you! I think this is my go to for cupcakes!

Betsy Eves

Friday 13th of February 2015

Oh yay!! So glad you love this recipe as much as I do! It' s my go-to chocolate recipe too!! xoxo

Paula (ex-military Soldier)

Tuesday 9th of September 2014

Hello Betsy. Through Facebook, someone referred your website as the most knowledgeable and decadent cupcakes there is on this planet. Lol. Well, that was enough for me to check out your website. They were so right!! My mouth is watering for all your recipes and now it's too late to bake since it's 12:30am. So tomorrow I'm going to try your mint chocolate chip cupcakes. Yum!! Can't wait and thank you for sharing your recipes with us. Ps, I was never stationed in Germany but I wish I had been. Thanks again.

Betsy Eves

Tuesday 9th of September 2014

Hi Paula! Thanks so much for the comment... I'm glad you found me! Please, let me know how the cupcakes turn out! I hope you love them as much as I do! Happy Baking! :)


Friday 15th of August 2014

these cupcakes are stunning!!! and of course I love that they're chocolate & mint!

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