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Mint Julep Cupcakes

Mint Julep Cupcakes

Mint julep cupcakes are the perfect dessert for the Irish St Patrick's Day
Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cupcake, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Irish
Keyword: Cupcakes, Irish, Mint Julep Cupcakes, St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
Servings: 14
Calories: 340.9kcal



  • ½ cup Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¾ tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Mint extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ⅓ cup Flour plus 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ cup Milk
  • ¼ cup Bourbon
  • ¼ cup Creme de menthe


  • 1 ½ cup Sifted powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Mint Extract
  • ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Bourbon
  • ¼ cup Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable shortening
  • Milk


  • Mint sprig (optional)
  • Green sprinkles (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350F, and line cupcake cups.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, & salt. Set aside.
  • In the mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time. Once the eggs are combined, add the extracts. Slowly add in half of the flour mixture. Add the milk and liquors to the batter, then the rest of the flour. Mix as little as possible, just until the batter comes together.
  • Divide evenly among the cupcake cups. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool.


  • Whip the butter & shortening using the whisk attachment (if available). Slowly add in half the powdered sugar. Add in the extracts & bourbon. Add the rest of the powdered sugar. Then slowly add in milk until frosting reaches desired consistency.
  • Once cupcakes are completely cooled, frost and top with mint leaves and green sprinkles (optional, for decoration!).

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size1101g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories340.9
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.9g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 8.1g 41%
  • Cholesterol 62.9mg 21%
  • Sodium 276.7mg 12%
  • Total Carbohydrate 45.3g 16%
    • Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
    • Sugars 33.8g
  • Protein 2.9g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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