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Chocolate Mint Cupcakes with Chocolate Ganache Icing

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes are made with super indulgent dark cocoa and just the right amount of mint. These delicious cupcakes are topped with an easy-to-make Chocolate Ganache Frosting for even more rich, chocolate flavor.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 331kcal


Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  • 8 ounces chocolate chips * about 1 1/3 cups
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Andes Candies * optional, chopped


Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a cupcake pan with paper or foil liners.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl
  • Combine the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla in a second large bowl. Whisk well.
  • Mix in half of the dry ingredients and half of the buttermilk.
  • Repeat with the remaining dry ingredients and buttermilk until everything is incorporated and well blended.
  • Fill each cupcake well halfway full.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

  • While the cupcakes cool, place the chocolate chips into a medium mixing bowl.
  • Add the heavy cream to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Pour the cream over the chocolate chips and whisk until combined.
  • The ganache will be thin when warm. You can use it this way and dip the cupcakes into it, or let it cool and thicken, then add it to a piping bag with a tip and pipe it onto the cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle with chopped Andes candies if desired.


Tips and Techniques for the Best Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Be sure to only fill the baking cups halfway. If you overfill them, they may end up sinking in the center. Uneven or incorrect oven temperatures may also cause sinking in the center.
  • It is recommended to use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips to make the Chocolate Ganache Frosting. 
  • Add chopped up chocolate mint candy to the tops of the cupcakes for even more intense chocolate mint flavor.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg