Chocolate Mint Frosting Recipe – One Batch With Two Flavors!

Have you ever wanted to make a two flavored frosting swirl for your cupcakes and cakes but thought man, that’s a whole lot of extra stuff? Or you do make both buttercream recipes and end up with enough frosting for an army? Guess what! We’re happy to report this is not the case with this chocolate mint frosting recipe. Today we’re sharing how to split one batch into two so you can create swirly chocolate and mint cupcakes or cakes without a mountain of icing that will go to waste. 

Chocolate mint frosting two tone swirl frosting on vanilla cupcakes with chocolate jimmies

Chocolate and Mint Flavors = BFF’s Forever! 

Are you pumped? We sure are! Once you’ve mastered this simple two flavored icing combo you’ll feel like a rock star and you’re friends and fellow cupcake eaters will be crazy impressed. Want to level up your cupcakes so you really look like a pro? Be sure to grab a pack of our Bake Bright brown greaseproof cupcake liners,  chocolate sprinkles, and visit this post to get the whole look!

chocolate mint frosting on vanilla cupcakes with chocolate jimmies

Chocolate Mint Frosting Recipe 

Ready, set, let’s make frosting! Don’t forget to check out this post to get a closer look at how we prep the frosting in one piping bag to create this epic two toned (and two flavored!) frosting look. We just mixed it up a little by choosing only two colors and flavors to make the lines way more bold. Just imagine this for peppermint icing on your Christmas cupcakes! You don’t have to choose two flavors but we did because, hello, Minty Chocolate is our favorite.

DIY Galaxy Party Cupcakes Tutorial with blue, purple, black buttercream and piping bag full of swirl buttercreamHow To Make Multi Colored Swirl Frosting

Even though we used three colors in our galaxy tutorial, we didn’t flavor them at all. Our regular trusty buttercream recipe is perfect for coloring to match your party theme without having to play around with flavoring to make sure they go together. Start easy and play with flavors when you have a need. This particular flavor goes PERFECT with chocolate cupcakes too. Top with an Andes mint from your local store and you are well on your way.

two tone swirl frosting tutorial - chocolate mint frosting

Yield: 5 Cups Frosting

Chocolate Mint Frosting - One Batch With Two Flavors!

Chocolate Mint Frosting - One Batch With Two Flavors!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. mint extract
  • 4 Tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4-6 tbsp milk
  • green food color


    1. In a large mixing bowl cream butter at medium speed until smooth. Add shortening and cream together. Add vanilla extract and mix until combined. Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add milk 1 Tbsp. at a time until the frosting comes to your desired consistency.

    2. Split frosting into two equal parts and place one half in a separate large bowl.
    3. Add cocoa powder to the first mixing bowl. Mix until fully combined. You now have you're chocolate frosting!

    4. Using the second mixing bowl, add mint extract and green coloring. You now have your mint frosting!


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