Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Ever since I can remember my absolute favorite ice cream has been mint chocolate chip. I always wanted mint chocolate chip ice cream cake for my birthday. Unfortunately, my love for mint chocolate chip ice cream did not extend to the rest of my family, so I usually ended up with chocolate or chocolate chip ice cream cake. In other words, boring! I know I am supposed to be talking about these cupcakes but I just have to tell you about this great ice cream place near my house. It is called Capannari’s. And they have THE best ice cream. The best ice cream I have ever had. I only allow myself to go one time per summer, otherwise things would get out of hand real fast. This summer, I tried an ice cream flight (think wine flight). Best decision I ever made. You get 4 small scoops of ice cream. I chose chocolate peanut butter, Frango mint, cake batter and coconut. It was so good, and only $4.50! So, if you are ever in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, check it out!

But back to these mint chocolate chip cupcakes, they were amazing! The only thing that could make them better is if we served them with a scoop of Frango ice cream! Kelly is making all the desserts (including these cupcakes) for a friend’s bridal shower in a few weeks. So to prepare we have been testing out tons of recipes. I decided to take the cupcakes to work. I wasn’t sure if they’d be a hit or not. I suspected the mint/chocolate combo was a kind of a love/hate thing. Turns out it was strictly a love thing! Everyone was so excited to try them. This may have been the best frosting I have ever had. It is definitely right up there with caramel frosting as my favorite. And you really can’t go wrong with a chocolate cupcake with chocolate chips in it! Whether you are a.) a die hard fan of mint chocolate chip, or b.) unsure about the combo, I definitely recommend giving these a try!

Here is what you'll need

Combine the flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder

Cream the sugar and butter and add the eggs

Add the vanilla extract

Add the peppermint extract

Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients

Add the chocolate chips to the remaining dry ingredients

Add the buttermilk to the batter

Add the rest of the dry ingredients and mix

Fill each cup nearly to the top

Bake about 20-25 minutes. Looks like someone got a little stingy towards the end.

While the cupcakes cool, get started on the frosting. Cream the butter.

Add the heavy cream

Add the peppermint extract

Add the powdered sugar

Pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes and top with an Andes mint

Where is that Frango ice cream when you need it?


  1. says

    I looove mint chocolate chip! I love it enough to try to make cupcakes from scratch (even though I don’t have a single baking bone in my body. This is a really cool recipe, I’m totally trying.

  2. ST says

    Made them yesterday… they were delicious! 😀 Although ended up w/ 12 rather than 24 cuppas at the end. (Must have made extra-large ones.)

    Thanks for the recipe! Awesome site.

  3. says

    Pretty amazing! I love how you design the cupcake. With its irresistible looks, I am pretty sure this will be a hit on parties. Thanks for the detailed instructions on how to do it. I just hope I can make it just like what you did.


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