Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday's Treats ~ Mint Chocolate Cake

My Ian loves mint and chocolate.

Put them together and that man is in heaven.

So... I did :-)

~ Mint Chocolate Cake ~




You'll Need:
1 chocolate cake mix
For Frosting:
1/2 a cup of butter, softened
2 cups of confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon of water
1/2 a teaspoon of peppermint extract
3 drops of green food colouring
For Topping:
1 & 1/2 cups of chocolate chips
6 tablespoons of butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract

Step One:
Prepare cake batter according to the directions on the box. Pour into a greased (bottom only!) 13 x 9 inch pan and bake for 35 minutes.

Step Two:
In a large bowl, combine frosting ingredients and beat until smooth. Spread over cake.

Step Three:
For topping, melt the butter and chocolate chips in the microwave. Beat until smooth. Stir in extract. Spread over frosting and refrigerate until set.


I am not a huge minty fan personally, so I didn't know if I would even end up trying this cake.

BUT!

I did, and it's so light and has just the right amount of mint. I really liked it.

Ian's rating: 8/10

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13 comments:

  1. I LOVE that it looks like an Andes mint on top! Class-ay!

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  2. Gorgeous! Its perfection. I could go for about 10 pieces right now. Seriously. Skip cereal and toast. I want THIS CAKE.

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  3. That just LOOKS delicious. I want to taste it too.

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  4. Wow. YUM! I love the composition of your food photos!

    I miss you. We need to chat!

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  5. Oh chocolate minty goodness! My favorite combo!
    We have a similar recipe here only it's called Fannie May Cake. Classy, yes? It's a sign...this will go to your fannie! Delicious looking cake!

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  6. Oh yum-mmeee I would like a slice of this with a tall glass of milk right now thankyouverymuch

    I followed in your foot steps today and posted my very own Tasty Tuesday Treat

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  7. Oh, Kate. You're killing me. Just killing me. How can I NOT make this?

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  9. Did you see on House of Smiths to add a box of instant pudding to cake mixes? Chocolate pudding for chocolate cake, Vanilla pudding for all other cake flavors. Directions stay the same, except to add an extra teaspoon (or Tbls. - can't recall) or 2 of water & that's it! She claims it makes the cake amazing. :)

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  10. Did you see on House of Smiths to add a box of instant pudding to cake mixes? Chocolate pudding for chocolate cake, Vanilla pudding for all other cake flavors. Directions stay the same, except to add an extra teaspoon (or Tbls. - can't recall) or 2 of water & that's it! She claims it makes the cake amazing. :)

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