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Dark Chocolate Mint Cupcakes

Dark Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
25 min
20 min
12 cupcakes
  • From the kitchen of blogger Dinners, Dishes and Desserts, these Dark Chocolate Mint cupcakes are a perfect mix of cool mint and rich dark chocolate.
Key Ingredients
A yellow container with a red lid featuring the NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® logo above a red label that reads "cocoa."
Morsels and Baking Ingredients
8 oz.
A package of dark chocolate morsels with a maroon label and a melty chocolate chip cookie.
Morsels and Baking Ingredients
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Morsels
10 oz.
Make It
Step 1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners.
Step 2
In a large bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, baking soda and salt together. Set aside.
Step 3
In a large measuring cup mix buttermilk, oil, and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Pour buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture, and mix until everything is well combined. Fold in the 1 cup Nestlé® Toll House® Dark Chocolate Morsels. Using an ice cream scoop (about ¼ cup), fill each muffin tin to ¾ full.
Step 4
Bake for 15-20 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Remove from oven, and turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 5
Meanwhile prepare the filling. In a large bowl mix together 2 cups powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons milk, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract and peppermint extract. It will be slightly thinner than frosting.
Step 6
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and melted Nestle Toll House Dark Chocolate Morsels. Add 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. You can add more milk or sugar to get your desired consistency.
Step 7
Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, scoop 1 teaspoon of cake out of the center. Pour in some of the mint filing. Top with frosting.
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