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Vanilla Mint Cupcakes

Vanilla Mint Cupcakes Recipe

  • Author: Midwestern Moms
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Homemade vanilla mint cupcakes with mint buttercream frosting, topped with Andes Mint Chocolates.


Ingredients

Scale

Cupcakes

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pure mint extract
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Andes Mints (optional)

Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 34 cups of powdered sugar, Sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure mint extract
  • up to 4 tablespoons milk
  • Food Coloring Gel – optional

Instructions

Cupcakes

  1. In a medium-sized bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and set it aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar with your electric/stand mixer until fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs and egg whites one at a time and mix on slow speed.
  4. Add vanilla and mint extracts and vegetable oil and mix until blended.
  5. On slow speed add the contents of the medium-sized bowl, don’t over mix.
  6. Add milk and mix for about 30 seconds on slow, then scrap the bowl (including the bottom) and mix again for another 30 seconds. The batter should be smooth.
  7. Scoop about 1/4 cup of batter into your cupcake liners.
  8. Bake 20-22 minutes at 325 degrees.
  9. Allow to cool before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Beat the butter for a few minutes using your mixer on medium speed.
  2. Add 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix on low speed until blended.
  3. Add the mint extract, salt, and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix on medium speed for 3 minutes.
  4. If you need stiffer frosting, add the remaining sugar.
  5. If you need a thinner frosting, add the remaining milk.
  6. Add your food coloring gel until you get the color desired. (optional)

Notes

Add an Andes Mint to the cupcake after frosting.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 17 g
  • Sodium: 125 mg
  • Fat: 16.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 10 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 87.5 mg

Keywords: vanilla mint cupcakes