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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate mint cupcakes. The chocolate mint flavored cupcake is rich and moist, and the chocolate buttercream frosting is creamy and sweet. It’s dessert perfection!

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe \\ PassTheSushi.comIt’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 chocolate mint cupcakes for a friend’s 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe \\ PassTheSushi.com

I ended up splashing extra milk in to thin the frosting out a bit, but used too much and had to add 2 more cups of powdered sugar. Yeah, I’m still riding that sugar high, but these chocolate mint cupcakes were totally worth it.

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe \\ PassTheSushi.com

I love me some mint chocolate chip ice cream, which is what inspired me to make these chocolate mint 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.
Chocolate Mint Cupcakes Recipe \\ PassTheSushi.com

Update!

These chocolate mint cupcakes were featured on Foodbuzz Top 9!

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes, as featured on FoodBuzz Top 9

mary

Sunday 21st of November 2010

thanks for sharing, it was delicious!!

Annie

Sunday 21st of November 2010

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

Slobbering on the Keyboard

Sunday 21st of November 2010

The ganache itself is to die for! Well done!

Sandy

Sunday 21st of November 2010

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

Jenn@eatcakefordinner

Sunday 21st of November 2010

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