Mint Chocolate Chip Mini Cakes

Bake delectable mini cakes using Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and top with mint frosting and chocolate - perfect dessert to serve a crowd.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 72

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ dark chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1
teaspoon mint extract
1/2
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
cup butter, softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1
to 2 drops green food color
2
to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
2
packages (4.67 oz each) thin rectangular crème de menthe chocolate candies (28 pieces each), unwrapped
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place mini paper baking cup in each of 24 mini muffin cups.
  • 2 Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and eggs. Stir 1/2 teaspoon of the mint extract and 1/2 cup chocolate chips into batter. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full. (Cover and refrigerate remaining batter until ready to bake; cool pan 15 minutes before reusing.) Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter to make an additional 48 mini cupcakes.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar, food color and remaining 1/2 teaspoon mint extract with electric mixer on low speed. Stir in 1 tablespoon milk. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make frosting smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting on cupcakes or pipe with #22 star tip.
  • 4 Sprinkle miniature chocolate chips over frosting. Use vegetable peeler to make chocolate candy shavings; sprinkle on cupcakes.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
125
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Sodium
92mg
92%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.