These chocolate cupcakes with mint chip frosting will be a hit for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, so it’s time to get started on all your green and festive recipes. These chocolate cupcakes with mint chip frosting from Sally’s Baking Addiction are sure to be a big hit at your celebration this year.

No one can resist a good chocolate cupcake, and the green mint chip frosting is both pretty and tasty. In fact, the frosting is reminiscent of mint chip ice cream, which is a lot of people’s favorite flavor. Mint and chocolate is a classic combination that will never go out of style.

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The cupcake recipe is completely from scratch and originates from Joy of Cooking, but don’t let that intimidate you. It comes together with just a few simple ingredients, including cocoa powder, flour and butter.

Even if you’re an amateur baker, you’ll effortlessly make these cupcakes. Be careful not to over-bake them, which will result in a too-dry cupcake. You can test if they’re done by sticking a toothpick in the center, which should come out clean or nearly clean.

The rich buttercream frosting is super-easy to make as well. Make sure your butter is nice and softened for that perfect consistency. The blogger recommends using a hand mixer to achieve the right amount of fluffiness for cupcakes that are ready to be frosted as soon as they’ve cooled.

Adjust the amounts of powdered sugar and heavy cream according to your preferences.  You can also adjust the amount of peppermint extract or green food coloring to achieve the flavor and color you want.


Looking for more awesome green recipes for St. Pat’s? Check out shamrock punch and some other magically delicious recipes that are great for kids this holiday. For the over 21-crowd, these six green cocktail recipes will make you forget all about green beer.

The upcoming holiday will be extra-tasty this year with these cupcakes on the table, don’t you think?

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