Thin Mint Cupcakes

Okay, so, y'all know I'm a food aficionado. My friend Megan posted a picture of some cupcakes that she made, and I asked her for the recipe. I had no idea these cupcakes would rock my world. For real. All I can say, is MAKE THEM, and make them now. You will thank me you are having a food-gasm.

Here is her recipe, tweaked a little by me, ya know, because I always have to do a little tweakage.

3 boxes of Girl Scout Thin Mints
48 Cupcake Tins
2 boxes of chocolate cake mix (I used a 'triple fudge' flavor) and whatever ingredients are listed on the back of the boxes
2 cans of Pillsbury Easy Frost - Velvety Cream Cheese
1/2 cup of sour cream (optional)
Red sugar sprinkles (optional)

1 - Preheat oven according to directions on box.
2 - Put a thin mint at the bottom of every cupcake tin.
(I just crushed them, and made a thin layer on the bottom)
3 - Follow the instructions on the back of the cake boxes (combine both boxes & ingredients).
4 - Add the sour cream to the mixture as well (makes the cake moist).
(super duper delectably moist)
5 - Add 10 crushed thin mints to the mixture.
6 - First fill each tins half way full, then if there's left over batter, evenly distribute it into the tins.
7 - Follow the baking instructions on the back of the cupcake boxes.
8 - After baking, take cupcakes out of pan right away and put on the drying rack. Let cool for a minimum of 30 minutes, but I suggest an hour. Icing will melt if cupcakes are too hot.
(we were too anxious, so we put them in the freezer for 15 minutes)
9 - Ice cupcakes and top with red sugar sprinkles and thin mint halves for decoration.
10 - Eat a cupcake.
11 - Digest the cupcake.
12 - Eat another cupcake.

For the Icing, I used Wilton's buttercream icing, but I used mint extract, as well as the vanilla. Duh-freaking-licious. 

Here are photos to prove:

 Apparently my kids and my husband have the same cupcake eating face
Breland is happy because he knows he'll get to taste some deliciousness in mommy's milk later :)

So, everybody gave them the stamp of approval!

As for me, I will be dreaming of these cupcakes tonight. Oh, sweet thin mint cupcakes..

-The Banks Mama


  1. My favorite part about this post are the photos of your beautiful family munching down on some cupcakes. I really like your idea of crushing the cookie at the bottom.


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