Thursday, March 14, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

These St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Mint Cupcakes were amazing.  Danny and Ryan came home, so I had a built in audience for all my of baking.
We have been trying to make some fun treats for St. Patrick's Day, and this was a fun one to make.  

Today I am also going to show how we start getting some of our posts ready for all of you to see.  Normally, when we start cooking, we make several things in one day. For this post we made these Chocolate Mint Cupcakes and a Frozen Creme de Menthe and Chocolate Cake the first day.  Then the next morning we made donut holes and Grape Jelly Filled Donuts, and that night we had grilled steaks, smashed potatoes, and salad for dinner.  We normally cook in batches to try to get as many pictures taken and then write the posts.

Here are some pictures of some of the food we made.  We hope you enjoy them.  Look for the recipes over the next few weeks.

Now onto our Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Chocolate Mint Cupcakes


3 1/2 cups flour
2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup half and half
1 cup water
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vinegar
1 tsp peppermint extract

Wilton's Color Mist Food Color Spray (green)
3 16 oz containers Vanilla Whipped Frosting
green sprinkles
shamrock decorations


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Add cupcake jumbo cupcake liners to either 12 jumbo muffins cups or 24 regular cupcake liners to 24 muffin cups.  Spray liners with non stick cooking spray.

Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

Next add eggs, half and half, water, vegetable oil, vinegar, and peppermint extract and mix all ingredients until smooth.  

Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cupcakes cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then remove them for the muffin pan and put on the wire rack to cool totally.

Put your frosting in a frosting bag with a decorative tip on the end.

Once your cupcakes are totally cool pipe the frosting on your cupcakes.

Next, spray Wilton's Color Mist Food Color Spray on your cupcakes.  (Follow the directions on the can.)

Then add your sprinkles and your shamrock decorations.

Makes either 12 jumbo or 24 regular cupcakes.

I hope that you like these St. Patrick's Day Chocolate Mint Cupcakes.  We really enjoyed them.  I always love hearing from you.



  1. Those look SO good! Thanks for following me, I'm following you back. Excited to see that you host a bloghop, and would love to join! :)

    1. I would love to have you join the blog hop also. Thanks for stopping by. Would you like me to put you on the email reminder list for the blog hop? I just went to your blog and followed you.
      Have a great day.

  2. These look delish!!
    Have a great day.
    The Busy Bee's,
    Myrna and Joye.

  3. I made some green cupcakes for St Patrick's Day too, but the don't look as yummy as your do!

  4. Wonderful, Debi!! Love 'em. Want some. Now. :) Linda

  5. They came out so pretty and sound really yummy too! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

  6. Thanks for linking up to Saturday Dishes!


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