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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes are super easy, so moist and full of peppermint chocolate flavor! Homemade with a hint of mint in the creamy chocolate frosting!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword best, chocolate, cupcakes, easy, mint


  • muffin pan


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • cup milk
  • crushed candy canes or peppermints for decoration, if desired

White Frosting

  • ½ cup butter or 1 stick
  • 2 cups icing or powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract

Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ½ cup heavy or whipping cream
  • ¼ cup icing or powdered sugar


  • Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and cocoa powder.
    Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
  • Beat in oil and eggs, then mint extract, sour cream, and milk. If mixture is too dry, add ¼ cup more water.
    Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
  • Pour into a lined cupcake pan, up to a little over half full. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through. When cooked, fully cool.
    Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
  • To make white frosting: Beat together all ingredients. If it isn’t smooth enough, add 2 tablespoon milk. Set aside.
  • To make chocolate frosting: Heat heavy cream on medium on the stove top for 10 minutes.
  • Pour in a bowl of chocolate chips, let sit, and then whisk together until smooth.
    Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
  • Beat in sifted powdered sugar.
  • Combine white and chocolate frosting in a piping bag, and swirl onto cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle with crushed mints.