Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together. Set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each addition.
  • Alternately beat in flour mixture and half-and-half or cream.
  • Add a few drops of mint extract to batter and mix well.
  • Spoon batter into 12 cupcake papers.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over cupcakes.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool.
  • For frosting, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add milk and mint extract and mix well.
  • Add food coloring if using it.
  • Spread frosting over cooled cupcakes and refrigerate until frosting is hard.
  • For ganache, place chocolate and cream in microwave, cooking in 15 second increments until cream is warm to the touch and chocolate starts to melt.
  • Stir until all the chocolate has melted and the mixture is homogeneous- you want the chocolate melted but not cooked.
  • Let ganache cool slightly.
  • Dip cupcakes in chocolate ganache, leaving a little of the butter cream showing.
  • Sprinkle Andes mints on top as desired.
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  • ReneeVan 3 years ago
    Cupcakes are rather bland. Icing is amazing and super delicious. Could use a sweeter chocolate cupcake though =)
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  • ambauer 6 years ago
    I've been wanting to make something very much like this for a near St. Patty's day birthday that's coming up. These sound awesome!
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Wonderful!!
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  • debra47 6 years ago
    Wow what delicious looking cupcakes!
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  • sola 6 years ago
    My my my,these look awesome.Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Yum Yum!! Thanks for sharing!
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