Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

It’s November and time is flying by to ring in the end of the year. My holiday haters can dance with their hands over their eyes cringing at the ads for gifts and complaining about the holiday music – but to me its heaven. I don’t think I have ever been so happy to shop as today when I stepped into a Bath and Body Works to be greeted by Harry Connick Jr. singing Christmas carols and the world smelling of cookies and evergreens. Yeah, they got a few pennies out of my pocket, and the best part is, none of it was for me.

I <3 holiday shopping for people. Love it. I smiled as I made my purchases and it whistled holiday songs to myself the rest of the day. It made my trip to the big box store seem bearable and really got me in the mood for all of the work I had to do the rest of the day (prepping for a friends baby shower and getting aprons ready for the holiday season). Now, if only I could get the rest of the world in my good mood.


I love me some mint chocolate chip ice cream, which is what inspired me to make these cupcakes. I do know mint can be rather overpowering though, so I went with a basic chocolate frosting instead of the mint buttercream this recipe called for originally. They came out super moist and look like they will taste delicious. No one has bothered to taste test though so I guess we will have to wait for the results.
Update!
These cupcakes were featured on Foodbuzz Top 9!

Comments

  1. Wowww.. look at that perfectly iced chocolate frosting. BEAUTIFUL!!

  2. i also love the holidays and everything about them put me in a good mood! can’t wait to start shopping for gifts:-)

  3. These look so amazing! I love chocolate and mint.

  4. Wonderful job. I haven’t made anything with mint in far too long…I must correct this. ;)

  5. Oh…my…WOW! Those cupcakes look phenomenal! Your photography is amazing Kita.

  6. Jenn@eatcakefordinner says:

    I love the combination of chocolate and mint. That frosting is so shiny and it looks so creamy!

  7. Beautiful cupcakes! I’m making these for my son’s birthday, he loves chocolate mint! Congrats on making the top nine!

  8. The ganache itself is to die for! Well done!

  9. I love the chocolate and mint combination! Congrats on the top 9.

  10. thanks for sharing, it was delicious!!

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