Mint Cappuccino Cupcakes

Mint Cappuccino Cupcakes @createdbydiane

Imagine the cool crispness of a peppermint patty smashing into your cappuccino.

and well that cappuccino in cupcake form.

I think I dream of all yummy  things in cupcake and cookie form. Don’t you?.

It’s cool and crisp and comforting and yummy all at the same time.

I think I saw something like that on a York Peppermint Patty Commercial in the 80’s or….. well maybe I should have.

I think they had some funny commercials for those delicious peppermint patties!

I’m not going to lie, I bought a bag of heart shaped peppermint patties around Valentine’s Day and I think I ate most of them myself before I shared some. Not sure why no one found them hiding in the back of one of my baking cabinets in a brown paper bag.

I’m not sure why they never look in the brown paper bags, but in my house it’s usually hiding the best candy. If I didn’t put it in there,well the candy would be devoured in minutes, by me or them it would all depend on who got to it first.

I’m convinced everyone hides something at one time or another, hides their feelings, hides bad grades, hides money they secretly want to indulge on something with or they hide candy from others.

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Mint Cappuccino Cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix (plus ingredients listed to prepare)
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
Mint Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream (more if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ¼ teaspoon instant coffee
  • 5 drops white Americolor food coloring
  • cut up peppermint patties
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  1. Prepare cupcakes according to package adding in the instant coffee along with the mix.
  2. (alternatively) you could replace the liquid in the cake mix with cooled coffee, but the cupcakes won't have a white look to them.
  3. Beat butter and sugar along with cream, mint and coffee, until smooth.
  4. Pipe icing on cooled cupcakes with a #809 tip.
  5. Place a piece of peppermint patty on top and dust with some instant coffee.


MInt Cappuccino Cupcakes

Ok, I need to go eat more cupcakes now.


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  1. 1

    Oh my goodness!!! Another way to get in my coffee in the morning!!! Delish!!! xoxo

  2. 2

    I’d never thought to pair mint and coffee together, but it’s a brilliant idea!

  3. 3

    I’ve been known to hide a little candy now and then too. In fact, I’ve got some truffles in my nightstand from Valentine’s Day. This looks like a great way to use your hidden mints.

  4. 4

    Pretty cupcakes!

  5. 5

    I love peppermint patties! And coffee. Sounds pretty much like the perfect cupcake to me.

  6. 6

    I hide things in plain sight all the time so I don’t have to share. :) These cupcakes are SO pretty!

  7. 7

    Mint and cappuccino? I could definitely live with that! Delish!

  8. 8

    Oh my, does these ever sound good. And your buttercream swirl on top is absolutely perfect!

  9. 9

    Such a cute little treat. :)

  10. 10

    I love how fluffy the frosting looks and the flavors must be amazing!

  11. 11

    Delicious flavour combinations!

  12. 12

    looks great Diane

  13. 13

    sounds like an amazing combo of flavors!

  14. 14

    Your photos are just stunning — and I LOVE this flavor combo!!

  15. 15

    Oh man…These cupcakes are calling my name! I love the peppermint patties on top! :)

  16. 16

    Love this flavor combination! Wish I had one right now!

  17. 17
    Nutmeg Nanny says:

    Wow, this sounds too good to be real :) and I agree, all yummy things should be in cookie & cupcake form as well!

  18. 18

    mmmmm!! i’m ready for dessert!

  19. 19

    Yum, your cupcakes look amazing!

  20. 20

    Incredible recipe, Diane! I bet these taste out of this world.

  21. 21

    Mint and cappuccino together…I wouldn’t have thunk it, but it works! :)

  22. 22

    Positively divine Diane!

  23. 23

    I love this combination – Mint & Cappuccino!

  24. 24

    These look and sound amazing! I’m such a coffee fiend. Christmas at Starbucks is one of my favorite times because of the peppermint mocha. This actually sounds better!


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