Happy St. Patrick's Day! I hope the Leprechauns found your homes and brought you something yummy and green..or even better, a pot of gold ;) Yesterday we were trying to think of a yummy green treat and we came up with these simple Chocolate Mint Oreo Cupcakes that were SUPER yummy!! I happened to have a package of mint Oreo cookies and thought they would be fun put inside the center of a moist, chocolate cupcake. Top this cupcake with a mint buttercream frosting and you have a dessert for tonight that is simple and festive ;) Have a great day!
Chocolate Mint Oreo Cupcakes
1 box chocolate fudge cake (plus the ingredients to make the cake PLUS a capful of mint extract)
1 package Mint Oreo Cookies
Mini chocolate chips or crushed Oreo cookies for decoration
1 recipe buttercream frosting with a capful of mint extract
In a mixing bowl, mix up the cake mix as directed on the box. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put 24 cupcake liners in two muffin pans. Place a tablespoon of cake batter in the bottom of each muffin tin. Place one Oreo cookie on top of the batter in the cupcake liner. Cover the top of the cookie with another 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of batter until the batter is all gone and the muffins are filled to 2/3 full. Place the muffins in the oven and bake 15-18 minutes, or until the center comes out clean. The muffins will cook a little quicker because of the dry cookie in the center. While the muffins are baking, make the buttercream frosting. This is my favorite recipe, just add a capful of mint extract to the whipped frosting. Frost the cupcakes and top with mini chocolate chips or crushed Oreo cookie pieces.