Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fudge Junior Mint Cupcakes

A couple of months ago I came across a recipe over on Picky Palate for her Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes and I knew that I wanted to someday make them. Because, as Kramer from Seinfeld says,  
"Who's gonna turn down a Junior Mint? It's chocolate, it's peppermint -- it's delicious!"
So, earlier this week when I picked my son up from Preschool he mentioned that he had cupcakes for someone's birthday and that he wanted to make cupcakes at home with me...I knew that I had the perfect time to try this recipe out!

On our way home we stopped at Walgreens and picked up a couple of boxes of Junior Mints and away we went to have our cupcake adventure! We had so much fun and this is definitely a recipe to try with your kids...the will have a blast helping you stuff the insides of the cupcakes with Junior Mints. (All the while sneaking a couple for themselves!)

Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes
Adapted from Picky Palate
  • 1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Cup water
  • 1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 1 Cup Dark Chocolate Mint Chips*
  • 3 4 oz boxes Junior Mints
  • Favorite Vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2) In a stand or electric mixer, add the cake mix, eggs, oil, water, pudding mix, sour cream and chocolate chips.
3) Mix on medium for 2 minutes or until well combined and somewhat thick.
4) Scoop into 24 paper lined muffin cups.
5) Press 3 JR mints into the center of each cupcake center.
6) Bake for 22-25 minutes or until toothpick comes mostly clean from center.
7) Let cool completely and frost with your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting & garnish with a Junior Mint.
Makes 24 cupcakes

*Note: The Dark Chocolate Mint Chips are a special holiday chocolate chip from Nestle Tollhouse




  1. These look really yummy. I agree with Kramer.

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  3. These look amazing! What is it about the holidays that makes me want to add mint to everything? I LOVE it!!

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  4. Thanks for posting! What a great recipe!

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  6. Hello! I am visiting from Shabby Chic Cottage. I just finished drinking a Peppermint Mocha from Starbucks! I love the choc/peppermint flavor duo! I bet these cupcakes are even better!

  7. will try this recipe!

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  8. Stopped by from Love with Kate's hop. These sound awesome! New follower, can't lose this LoL.

  9. these are definetly going on the list to make love those mints and I bet these are delicious


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