The Best Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes


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The Best Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

These Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes are the best, with their moist chocolate cupcake base topped with a beautiful swirl of the most perfect mint buttercream frosting. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 to 24 cupcakes
Author Rachel


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 15.25oz devil food cake mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup sour cream
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Green Mint Frosting

  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon Creme de Menthe extract (much more subtle and sweet flavor compared to peppermint)
  • 2-4 drops green food coloring

Topping extras

  • 1 28-piece pack Andes Mints use 1/2 to 1 whole mint on each cupcake, melt remaining pieces and drizzle on top of frosted cupcake


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Doctored up Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. In a mixing bowl, blend cake mix and flour together.  Add remaining ingredients (melted butter, milk, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla).  Mix until blended.  Fill lined cupcake tins 3/4 full.  I like to use a D20 scoop for this.

  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-32 minutes until toothpick comes out clean.

  3. Cool completely before frosting.

Green Mint Frosting

  1. Whip butter until smooth and fluffy (2 minutes).

  2. Add powdered sugar, 1-2 tablespoons cream, and Creme De Menthe. Add a few drops of food coloring until the mixture turns light green.

  3. Add remaining cream if frosting is too thick.  Whip for 4-5 minutes until light and fluffy.

  4. With a cupcake frosting decorating tip, frost each cupcake.

Decorating Extras

  1. Add 1/2 to 1 Andes Mint to each frosted cupcake. 

  2. Melt remaining mints and drizzle over each cupcake.

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3 Responses

  1. Lauren H says:

    Holy moly yum!!! Can’t wait to try this recipe. I love anything mint!

  2. Amanda Kruse says:

    Where have these been all my life?! I absolutely love Andes mint chocolate!

    Amanda ||

  3. anvita says:

    OMG!!! These look yummy. I love the mint and chocolate flavors combined. You have done an amazing job with those cupcakes.

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