Junior Mint Cupcakes celebrate the combination of chocolate and mint. Complete happiness in one cupcake!
Mint and chocolate has to be one of my favorite flavor combinations of all time. Even as a kid, I favored mint over fruity flavors, and my toddler Lucy is the same.
Because Lucy loves mint and chocolate so much, I often pick up a box of Junior Mints for us to share. They’re small and soft, so they are safe (although a bit messy) for her to eat. And I get to share with her. I mean… I’m just making my kiddo happy. My duty as a parent, right?
There is nothing sweeter than seeing Lucy’s chubby face covered in chocolate and a giant smile. And because my kids are my biggest inspiration when it comes to baking, I knew that Junior Mint Cupcakes needed to happen.
I started with a dark chocolate cupcake that has a hint of mint. Trust me when I say that it is good enough on its own. I topped that with a creamy mint buttercream and a dip in a soft chocolate shell, because I'm regularly over the top like that.
These are the cupcakes dreams are made of. Unless your dreams aren’t made of cupcakes... in which case, what is wrong with you?
I made this recipe to yield a dozen cupcakes. With a family of four, that is enough for us to eat our fill and have plenty left to share. If you want your typical two dozen batch, the batter is easy enough to double!
As far as the frosting is concerned, a hefty amount was required for the gorgeous peppermint pillow you see on top of these cupcakes. If you plan on frosting your cupcakes less generously, half the frosting recipe and you’ll be just fine.
This is the kind of recipe that is perfect year-round and always received well by kids and adults alike. My Lucy Goose loved them!
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