Thin Mint Cupcake 3

Thin Mints … AND cupcakes?  Unless you don’t like chocolate, who could turn that down?  Totally jonesing to make this delish recipe from a friend that combines a favorite Girl Scout Cookie with chocolate cupcakes.  You just can’t go wrong with a combo like that.

Recipe:  Thin Mint Cupcakes

Thin Mint in Process 1

1/2 cup unsweetened  cocoa powder

3/4 cup  all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 large eggs, room temperature

1/2 cup  granulated sugar

1/2 cup  light brown sugar

1/3 cup  vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup  buttermilk


Thin Mint in process 4

-Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.

– In a large bowl, mix the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until thoroughly combined

-Set aside.

-In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, and vanilla together until completely smooth.

-Pour half of the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients

– Next add half of the buttermilk

-Gently stir – about 5 stirs

-Repeat with the remaining wet ingredients and buttermilk

-Add 8 crumbled Thin Mint cookies to the mix and fold in

-Stir until just combined. The batter won’t be very thick

-Pour the batter into the liners – fill only 3/4 full

-Bake in batches for 18-19 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

–Allow to cool completely before frosting



1 (8 ounce) package reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

2 cups heavy cream

Combine the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract and almond extract in a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Fit the mixer with the whisk attachment and mix on medium speed until smooth. While the mixture is still whipping, slowly pour in the heavy cream. Stop and scrape the bottom of the bowl a couple of times while you continue whipping until the cream can hold a stiff peak.


  1. Can anyone say yum?!!!!

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