My sister loves chocolate + mint. For her birthday, I surprised her with her favorite cupcake concoction and she loved it. You can either use regular chocolate chips or mint chocolate chips on the top for the decor. Maybe even some shaved chocolate too! For all chocolate cakes – I use the Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe. Its been around for a gazillion years and you can never go wrong with Hershey’s.
For the delicious peppermint cream cheese frosting use this recipe. Don’t forget to add a teeny tiny amount of green food coloring to your icing – if you would like a pale green color: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/peppermint-cream-cheese-frosting-10000000522648/