Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

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These Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes are elegant, yet easy to put together. They are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any other time of the year.

 Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients

1/2 cup unsweetened  cocoa powder

3/4 cup  all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup  granulated sugar

1/2 cup  light brown sugar

1/3 cup  vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup  buttermilk

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients

Directions

1. Start by preheating the oven to 350F degrees.

2. Next we will need a large bowl to add and mix the dry ingredients together.

3. Add in the baking powder, salt, baking soda, cocoa powder, and flour. Mix until well combined.

4. Set aside.

                      5. Now take out a medium bowl.   Add in the eggs,  sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla. Whisk together until completely smooth.

6. Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients

7.  Then add half of the buttermilk.

8. Stir it all together. Mix well.


Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes Process 1

9. Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk

10.  Add 8 crumbled Thin Mint cookies to the mix and fold in.

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake Process 2

11. Stir until just combined. The batter won’t be very thick

12. Pour the batter into the cupcake liners – fill only 3/4 full

13. Bake in batches for 18-19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

14. Allow to cool completely before frosting

Next comes the frosting!

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes Frosting Ingredients

Frosting

1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups heavy cream

Directions
1. Put cream cheese in bowl. Mash down. Add in sugar and both extracts. Mix until smooth.

2. Pour in the heavy cream. Whip it until fluffy and stiff peaks form.

3. Put the icing in a piping bag with the tip of your choice and pipe the top of each cupcake. Adorn with a  whole Thin Mint Chocolate Cookie or one that has been crushed.

Enjoy!

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcake

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