Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes

If you like brownies (and who doesn’t?) you will love these Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes.

My oldest daughter is a brownie-addict and came up with the idea for this delectable treat.  These are a dense chocolaty cupcake with a hint of mint flavour, perfect for any occasion.  Thank goodness swimsuit season is still months away, so you can comfortably pull on the sweatpants and enjoy one or two (or five) of these treats.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcake

Since Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, why not whip up some of these Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes for loved ones?  We are not that big on Valentine’s Day in our house in the traditional sense.  My husband and I have never been known to give each other gifts or do the “date night” thing on Valentine’s Day.  My sensible side always kicks in and I figure why pay more for chocolates, flowers or dinner just because it is February 14?  BUT, I am not a Valentine’s Day hater, really I am not!

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes

The weird thing is that we really didn’t start even recognizing Valentine’s Day until we had kids.  Since then, my Valentine’s baking has been kicked up a notch.  Now I often bake treats for the girls to take in to their classrooms (although they are now hinting that they are getting a little too old for that…) and also will have some left at home for us!  In addition to my oldest, everyone in our house and family loves brownies.  So, we figured let’s go a little more upscale for Valentine’s Day and do a Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcake.  Similar to a brownie, these cupcakes are dense, cakey and full of chocolate flavour.  The addition of chopped up mint chocolates into the batter gives this cupcake a cool mint flavour that is a nice surprise!  It also adds a little bit of moistness to the cupcake for a neat play on texture.

Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes

Honestly, if you have never made cupcakes from scratch, this recipe is for you.  Try it today because it is easy, and it is months away from swimsuit season. Curl up by the fire with your sweetie and indulge in a Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcake this Valentine’s Day!


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Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes
 
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If you like brownies, you will love these Chocolate Mint Brownie Cupcakes. It is a collision of brownies, cupcakes and mint chocolates - nothing wrong with that!
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Recipe type: Cupcakes
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature if possible
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Greek Yogurt – I use 0% Vanilla flavoured
  • ⅔ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped mint chocolates – I used After Eight sticks, but any mint filled chocolate will do just fine!
Frosting
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons milk – any kind will do
Directions
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C). Lightly grease a cupcake pan with cooking spray, or place cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a handheld mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the eggs on medium speed. Add the sugars and beat on medium speed until creamy and light yellow in colour. Mix in oil, vanilla and yogurt on medium-low speed until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until combined. On low speed, mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until flour mixture is just combined. With a wooden spoon, fold chopped chocolates in until just combined.
  4. Spoon the batter into prepared cupcake pan, filling ½ full.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. If you are using cupcake liners, allow to cool for about 10 minutes in pan before removing to wire rack to cool completely. If you did not use liners, allow cupcakes to cool completely in the pan before removing.
Frosting
  1. In a large bowl using a handheld mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk and mix on low speed until blended. Repeat until all of the sugar and milk are incorporated and the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  2. Fill a piping bag with frosting and using a star tip pipe onto top of cooled cupcake.
Notes
Store tightly covered at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Unfrosted, these cupcakes also freeze well in an airtight container for 2-3 months. Allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before frosting.
By | 2016-12-22T10:56:23+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Cakes|

28 Comments

  1. Angel J January 21, 2016 at 7:41 am - Reply

    Is a normal side effect to reading this to drool uncontrollably?! Looks amazing! I can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Carrie January 21, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

      Hi Angel,
      You are sweet and I can’t wait for you to try them too!

  2. Tyjuana January 21, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Must add to my winter comfort food list. I love chocolate and mint…why not?

    • Carrie January 21, 2016 at 10:48 am - Reply

      I agree totally Tyjuana – why not!

  3. Tamara January 21, 2016 at 10:09 am - Reply

    I love the combination of chocolate and peppermint. Unfortunately I am the only one in the family. Last year I gave a recipe a try, and it was an epic fail. Actually I submitted it to CraftFail 😉
    http://craftfail.com/2015/04/mint-chocolate-cupcake-recreation/

    I definitely want to give it another go this year, so I’ll save your post! 🙂

    • Carrie January 21, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

      Hi Tamara – The mint is fairly subtle, hopefully they like this one!

  4. Monica Bruno January 21, 2016 at 10:43 am - Reply

    Carrie, since I love cupcakes and I love Junior Mints, I must try this recipe. In fact, maybe I can put a few Junior Mints on top of the cupcakes? Oh, now I’m excited! Thanks for sharing!

    • Carrie January 21, 2016 at 10:50 am - Reply

      Oh my gosh – Junior Mints, what a great idea! I am going to have to make these again and try that one!

  5. Erin @ Sometimes Homemade January 21, 2016 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Yum! Chocolate and mint is one of my absolute favorite combinations. Your frosting looks lovely, I wish I could get mine to turn out that way!

    • Carrie January 21, 2016 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Thank you, you are so sweet! Honestly, this frosting is easy and a piping bag is the way to go! If you give it a try, I would love to know if it works for you.

  6. Belinda January 21, 2016 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Never made cupcakes. I’ll try this tomorrow cause I have my family coming over. I needed this. Thank you.

  7. Eugenia January 21, 2016 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Yummi! I would like to try this recipe!

  8. Anshula January 21, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Yummm! This looks delicious!

  9. KayElle January 21, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    OMG! This is making me want some cupcakes. They look delish!!!

    xo,
    KayElle

    http://www.MissKayElle.com

  10. Angela C January 21, 2016 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    Its really late at night yet I am now craving a cupcake – thank you for sharing recipe

    • Carrie January 21, 2016 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      You are welcome! Wow, it is really late at night for you but cupcakes work anytime if you ask me!

  11. Jade January 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    Wow! What a wonderful recipe! brownies…cake…chocolate….mint….you really can’t go wrong!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Susan January 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Carrie!

    You managed to get all of my favorite things into one bite! They look scrumptious and I can hardly wait to try them.

  13. Esti February 5, 2016 at 9:25 am - Reply

    Love the name of your blog, and I so believe in getting hands dirty with baking, especially with kids involved.

    • Carrie February 6, 2016 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      Thank you Esti! I agree, baking is so much more fun in a messy kitchen!

  14. gill February 15, 2016 at 6:47 am - Reply

    Definately one for my kids xxx

  15. Sarah Harris February 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Since we missed Valentine’s we’ll try for St. Patty’s day (and maybe dye the frosting slightly green). Thanks for the great recipe suggestion. Pinned it!

  16. Jill Campbell AKA Pragma Mamma February 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    These look amazing! I love me a minty cupcake 😉 Going to pin this recipe to try later. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Carrie February 19, 2016 at 6:17 am - Reply

      Thank you Jill. I hope that you love them!!

  17. Justin March 2, 2016 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    Sounds marvelous!!

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