Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

thin mint cupcakes

Imagine fresh baked chocolate cupcakes topped with icing that is “spiked” with Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies (and then topped with one more to grow on!)

Yep – that’s what I baked yesterday…  in between a trip to the gym, putting out the patio furniture, a walk with Mikey, and caring for the toughest guy I’ve ever known (dear hubby) who is recovering from some shoulder repair surgery he had this past week like nobody I’ve ever seen!  (That’s my Marty!)

You may remember I recently made some Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint Cookies (my youngest son, Nick’s favorite ever); so when I had the urge to bake some cupcakes and was considering what to make, I knew I had to try these when I came across this recipe by  Lizzy @ YourCupofCake.  Lizzy’s recipe called for using a boxed Devil’s Food Cake Mix, but I didn’t have that, so I made mine from scratch.

thin mint cupcake

I also baked mine a minute or two too long (darnit!).  I’m more of a cookie and pie baker than cake/cupcake, but I’m working on it.  And truthfully, I’m not sure you can beat a Duncan Hines Cake Mix, so don’t hesitate to use your favorite chocolate boxed cake mix or cake recipe for this.  The real KEY to this cupcake recipe is all in the icing!

thin mint cupcake and milk

So bake your favorite chocolate cupcakes, and then frost with this yumminess from YourCupofCake.

Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Servings: 14 cupcakes
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Ingredients:
14 Chocolate Cupcakes – baked and cooledthin mint cupcake 2
Thin Mint Frosting:
1 cup softened butter
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. peppermint extract
1/4 cup milk
10 Thin Mint cookies, finely crushed & sifted
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Directions:
Beat butter with electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add cocoa powder, vanilla and peppermint extract and milk.  Beat again. Add crushed cookies and powdered sugar, and beat until smooth. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.  Top with sprinkles and and an extra cookie if desired.
This is my second entry for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, because I just had to share something FRESHly baked!
Thanks to everyone who “liked” my photo yesterday, by the way!  In my 10 months of blogging so far, I received notice that yesterday’s post was my all-time favorite post for “Likes.”
I hope you like this one as well!  🙂
Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

15 thoughts on “Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Poor Marty! Hopefully he felt better after you made these beautiful and delicious looking cupcakes. They look mouth-watering Jodi! I will have to try this icing soon as it sounds yummy!! Have a wonderful Sunday! xoxo

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  2. OMG Jodi… You’re food styling/photos are as good as any professional! Somebody seriously needs to “discover” you lady! If I get shoulder sugary, will you ship me a box of Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes? Hope Marty’s recovery is swift and PT is as painless as possible.

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    • OH AGMA! Thanks for making my day! And if you have shoulder surgery, I sure will! I have to tell you, I enjoy the photographing of the baking almost as much (and sometimes more!) as I do the baking, and I seriously made cupcakes because I thought they would be fun and beautiful to photograph! Sometimes the yummiest food is not the most attractive to photograph, but then that is the challenge of a photographer – eh? Sometimes I get a hit and sometimes a miss, but I just keep trying – and having fun. Thanks for the wonderful encouragement, and thanks for the sweet recovery wishes for Marty. He is doing really, really well!

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      • Your passion for both the baking and the styling/photography comes though loud and clear in a stunning fashion. I couldn’t quit staring at the d*mn cupcake! (Understand that I’m still trying to lose my 25 lbs.) But I know somewhat whereof I speak… I used to be part of the “foodie” scene here in Atlanta in a peripheral way, and worked with a lot of chefs and other food-fanatic types. I’ve seen a lot of food photography and your pictures rank waaayyy up there with the best of them. Seriously. And I’m not just saying that because I’m hungry… But I would like a cupcake. Like right now.

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      • Wow – thank you! It is crazy how some photos can literally make your mouth water – especially when you are trying to diet! I am trying to lose 30 lbs, so I feel your pain! And… I only had a taste. The calories I have trouble giving up are of the squeezed grape varietal. 🙂

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