Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
Chocolate Cupcakes made from a box mix look homemade with the addition of green mint buttercream and a chocolate mint on top.
Ingredients
For the cupcakes:
  • 1 box chocolate cake
  • ½ c. sour cream
  • 1 c. milk
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 2 eggs
For the Frosting:
  • 1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 t. peppermint extract
  • 1 t. green food coloring
  • 2-3 T. milk
  • 24 chocolate mints
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 muffin tins with fun green cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the chocolate cake mix, sour cream, milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix well until combined. Add in the eggs one at a time and beat until mixed into the batter.
  3. Fill the cupcake liners ⅔ of the way full.
  4. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. To make the buttercream place the butter in a large bowl and mix with a mixer until smooth. Add in the powdered sugar ½ cup at a time until the frosting is smooth.
  7. Beat in the peppermint extract and green food coloring and beat for 1 minute.
  8. Add the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  9. Pipe the green mint frosting onto the cupcakes. Top each cupcake with a chocolate mint.
Notes
Adapted from Midlife Blvd.
Recipe by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks at https://www.hezzi-dsbooksandcooks.com/2015/03/mint-chocolate-cupcakes.html