Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Icing

This St Patrick’s Day whip up this special treat for your family. Yummy Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Icing featured below would be great for a special treat or party. They look as good as they taste and would be a big hit for all! 
buttercream cupcakes
1.5 cups butter
2 tbsp vanilla
3 cups icing sugar (powdered sugar)
1 tbsp peppermint extract
6-9 drops of green food colouring (to desired colour)
Whipped Cream
In a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter until creamy.
Add vanilla and mix till combined.
Add icing sugar cup by cup until combined.
Add peppermint extract and food colouring.
Mix until colour is even and frosting is light and creamy.
whip cream
  • Bake your favourite chocolate cupcakes. 
  • Using a cupcake corer take out the middle and discard (or eat!)
  • Fill with whipped cream
  • Top with Mint ButterCream Icing

cupcake centers

These cupcakes are sure to be a big hit! 

mint buttercream cupcakes

Kerrie blogs at Family Food and Travel follow. She is a mom of twin boys (born March 2010) who she often refers to as the ‘twinado’. Kerrie loves, writing, travel, photography, and fabulous food. Prior to kids, Kerrie was an avid reader and scrapbooker and hopes to one day return to those activities. Kerrie once considered herself successful, that was until she attempted toilet training twins.


  1. I loved this recipe. I have been watching your website for the last few years and am a huge fan. Keep up the great work.

  2. massholemommy says

    Those are right up my alley! First of all, I love cupcakes and secondly, those are super easy to make. Love them!

  3. ericabuteau says

    This is so tempting! I am a big fan of cupcakes and love chocolate with a hint of mint. These are perfect for St. Patrick's Day too!

  4. That sounds amazing!! I bet my sister would go nuts for this recipe. Great combo – very creative indeed.
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  5. casavilorainteriors says

    What a great treat this must be! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  6. Those really do look tasty. I am a big fan of filling inside the cupcakes.

  7. Those look a lot like the cupcakes our son in law brought to our Family Cook Off last weekend. They look so good. I didn't eat any because I don't do any cane sugar, but your cupcakes look so good, I could almost cheat.

  8. mommakoala says

    These are so easy to make, and nothing beats a good buttercream icing. BTW…I just discovered something today. I can make little cupcakes by using the paper medicine cups (or portion cups restaurants use) as liners. Who would of thought?
    (Debbie W)

  9. Amber Edwards says

    Oh I love Filled cupcakes! And MInt….yum! I haven't tried mint butter cream before though. It sounds amazing.

  10. The Flying Couponer says

    They look so good! What a great idea to fill cupcakes with whipped cream!

  11. This would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day. Not to mention a yummy treat.
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  12. I need to make cupcakes for my son's bday! These look great!

  13. Oh gosh they look so good, do you mind if I just stick my hand through the screen and borrow one! x
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  14. I love buttercream frosting but have never tried mint buttercream before. Yum! Mint Buttercream on a chocolate cupcake would be heaven.
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  15. Jennifer Williams says

    Those look so good, I will try to make them for St. Patricks Day, we have a few friends coming over and these will surely be a hit.

  16. ladymarielle says

    I would love to try this yummy recipe! Never made mint butter cream from scratch before!

  17. Yum. This looks really good. I'll have to try it

  18. They look so good! just in time for St. Pats Day school parties! 🙂
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  19. Aisha Kristine Chong says

    That mint buttercream definitely got me – I'd love to taste it.

  20. That looks & sounds absolutely yummy! I love minty things 😀

  21. oooh, mint buttercream sounds delish! I love filling cupcakes centers.
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  22. Mint buttercream plus chocolate cupcake is MMMMM Pow Wow! Now I can experiment with my peppermint extract too 🙂

  23. This buttercream frosting looks delicious. I am going to try this recipe for a few things I will be baking in the upcoming weeks. I love the mint added to it also.
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  24. whitebhabi says

    I'm allergic to mint products but I could certainly make these with an alternate flavor. They look so good and like they would be fun to eat.

  25. Filled cupcakes are my favorite! I need to make some cupcakes for an upcoming event and these would be perfect.

  26. prettyopinionated says

    This looks so delicious! I love that you're telling me to just go bake my favorite cupcakes to start with. I could totally make a boxed mix, then make it special with the icing. Even I can handle that! – Nikki
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  27. Sounds easy enough. That would be perfect for St Patty's Day.
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  28. Those look absolutely delicious and I just love buttercream icing! My kids love baking cupcakes so I'm going to share this with them. Thanks for the recipe.

  29. Ashley Gill says

    I am totally going to make some mint icing to devour! Thanks for this idea!

  30. becca112971 says

    Yummy this looks so good and i love anything mint.

  31. mmm I love cupcakes that have a filling! Great buttercream icing too!
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  32. These look delicious. I love St. Patrick's Day and I am always looking for nifty recipes. Also I love mint so this is a win win for me.
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  33. this looks amazing I love cupcakes. I am going to try these beauties. Thanks for sharing
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  34. myrealfoodfamily says

    These look delicious! I've never made buttercream frosting before.

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