Mint Chip Cupcakes

The Story:

I am a Northwest girl.  So what does that mean? It means I love waking up to the sound of rain, wearing cozy sweaters, rooting for the Oregon Ducks and I love Tillamook everything.  But my favorite Tillamook product has to be their ice creams.  And my favorite flavor?  Mint Chip–nothing beats it.[end-story]

Mint Chip Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Mint Chip Cupcakes


Chocolate Cake:
1 box chocolate cake mix (or Devil's)
1/2 C. oil
3 eggs
1 C. buttermilk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 C. sour cream
Mint Chip Buttercream:
1/2 C. chocolate chips
1 C. butter, softened
2 tsp. peppermint extract
3-4 C. powdered sugar
green food dye, optional
Chocolate ganache:
1/2 C. chocolate chips
2 Tbsp. heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bow land set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine all other cake ingredients until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. FIll cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 17-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Buttercream: Using a food processor to a knife, chop chocolate chips into smaller chunks/flakes and set aside. In a stand mixer, beat butter for 2 minutes. Add peppermint extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency and add food dye. Add a little milk if needed if it become stop thick. Use a spatula to stir in your chocolate "flakes" that you made.
7. Ganache: Place chocolate chips and cream in a microwave proof bowl and heat for about 25 seconds. Remove and stir until smooth, if needed heat for additional time. Stir in peppermint extract.
8. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes (use a round tip because of the chocolate pieces) and drizzle with chocolate ganache.


I place my ganache in a small plastic bag and used it like a mini piping bag to drizzle. Just snip off the tip of the corner! If you have extra ganache, refrigerate it and use it again later in the week!

19 thoughts on “Mint Chip Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Mary Juckett says:

    You are so talented….I have been hoping you be posting a new recipe today….THANK YOU!

  2. 2
    natalie says:

    Hi Lizzie! These look awesome! Our church celebrated it’s 1st birthday last Sunday and you were a part of it 🙂 Many of us baked cupcakes to celebrate on Sunday morning and your Nutella, Andes Mint, Coconut w/ Chocolate Ganache cupcakes were all there! On a different Sunday, I brought a quadraple batch of Oreo Hostess cupcakes! They were a huge hit!
    Can you tell me where to order the dark brown cupcake liners that you often use? Also, what kind of chocolate cake mix would you suggest for the mint chip cupcakes?

  3. 3
    Hannah says:

    HI Lizzie! Thank you so much for the new recipe! It’s my roommate’s birthday on Friday, and she LOVES mint chocolate anything! I was going to make your Andes mint cupcakes, but these are even more perfect! Thanks!! 🙂

  4. 4
    Dina says:

    I love your photos. What kind of camera do you have and do you take your photos outside in natual light? If not, what settings do you use. It looks like they are all done in outside. That’s where I take most of mine but on rainy days I don’t know the proper settings on my camera to get a clear, light shot.

  5. 5
    Kathy says:

    Oh, my hubby is gonna love these!!!!
    What part of Oregon are you from? I grew up in Springfield…

  6. 6
    Loafy says:

    I love ice cream and I love cake! Ice cream inspired cupcakes have to be deelish! Thanks for being a Tillamook fan! 🙂

  7. 7

    Perfect cupcakes! Look so delicious! Really great post!

  8. 8
    Chelsea says:

    My little brother is OBSESSED with mint chocolate chip ice cream. I’ll have to make these for him soon 🙂 Beautiful pictures!

  9. 9
    Karen says:

    Made these tonight-they were absolutely amazing!!!!

  10. 10
    Bailey says:

    YUM!!!! i love that combo! i make a cookie similar to this. can’t wait to try these!!

  11. 11

    I love all things mint chocolate. I had a cupcake similar to this at a local cupcake bakery and this looks so much like it. Now I can make them myself instead of paying $3.50 a pop. Thanks!!!

  12. 12

    I was suggested this web site by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my trouble. You’re wonderful! Thanks!

  13. 13
    marcie says:

    I’m sorry to say these were very disappointing. I found the chocolate cupcake to be bland and the frosting tasted like buttery toothpaste. Tried two batches and both did not taste good.

  14. 14
    alicea says:

    All I can do is say what my 25 year old daughter said, ” Momma these are scrumdiddillyumptous!!!!!”

    These were fabulous! I love your cupcakes they rock!

  15. 15
    Misty says:

    I made these for my nephews birthday and they were delicious! I love all of your ideas and have tried many different ones. Thanks for giving us great recipes that are not only fantastic but easy too. Keep up the good work.

  16. 16

    Wow, these look amazing! My favorite flavor combo! Pinned. 🙂

  17. 17
    April says:

    I was wondering if the ingredient amounts for the cupcakes are for a 15.25 oz box of cake mix?

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