Mocha Mint Cupcakes

Mocha Mint Cupcakes @createdbydiane

We are getting plenty of rain and by the looks of it…. the rain will continue into tomorrow.

There should be RAINBOWS popping up everywhere.

double rainbow in So Cal

I took this photo  a few months ago when it rained, I love that when it rains where I live, we often see rainbows and even double rainbows.You can see two, right?  I don’t recall seeing as many rainbows as I do now when I was younger.

So I waiting….. to see more rainbows.

Guess I’m just not have good luck in the rainbow area, but maybe because I put all my focus on these fun cakes.

I figured if I couldn’t see a rainbow, I’d have to make something magical until I do.

These Mocha Mint Cupcakes are like biting into a mocha in cake form…

that is if they had some yummy mint creamy goodness on top.

Well I haven’t seen that yet.

And really the mint frosting is one of the yummiest parts of these cupcakes. I just love creme de menthe in the frosting.

So whip up a batch of these until the rainbows come out! I won’t even tell anyone if you eat most of them waiting.

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Mocha Mint Cupcakes
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box white cake mix (along with ingredients to prepare)
  • 4 tablespoons Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate
  • 3 teaspoons instant coffee
  • 3 drops white food coloring to lighten up the color of the cupcake batter
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (use clean vanilla for a whiter result)
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 4 drops creme de mint flavoring
Instructions
  1. Prepare cupcakes according to package adding in chocolate and coffee and coloring.
  2. Bake cupcakes according to package.
  3. Cool cupcakes completely.
  4. Prepare Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
  5. Beat butter with sugar, add in vanilla and cream and mix until smooth.
  6. Frost cupcakes with a #2D tip and top with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

 

Mocha Mint Cupcake

Hope you day is fun, and filled with rainbows….real or well you can create your own.

I saw these  and they are super cute! DON’T miss seeing these rainbows are St. Patrick’s Day Gifts from The Idea Room.

 

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  1. 1

    These are gorgeous Diane – I love mint so I know I would love these – so perfect for St. Paddy’s day!

  2. 2

    Oh, a mocha in cake form. . .sounds fantastic!

  3. 3

    Such gorgeous looking cupcakes, they sound delicious too!

  4. 4

    Double Rainbow! I saw 3 or 4 last year- what luck!!

  5. 5

    Gorgeous Diane! I love, love, love chocolate and mint!

  6. 6

    WOW I can only imagine how amazing these must be!

  7. 7

    My sister enjoys everything that has mint in it… well, desserts at least. I think I need to make these for her.

  8. 8

    I am loving the mocha with the mint in these gorgeous cupcakes!!!

  9. 10

    Love these! Just perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

  10. 12

    these cupcakes look gorgeous, and the flavors combo is perfect!

  11. 13

    Creme de mint and chocolate drizzle!! Love :)

  12. 14

    I love mint and mocha.. such cute cupcakes!

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