Mint Chocolate Cake

This is a cake I actually made back in December but never found the time to post it. Now’s that time I guess.

It’s not secret, I love mint. Obsessively love mint. Which my mom, does not like. Interesting. On a side note I once made mint cookies took them to her house. No one was home so I left them on the counter and later that day she told me someone dropped off mint cookies and why did everything have to be mint. She went on for a while by how upset she was about these mint cookies, I finally let her know I made them. I laughed and still laugh at this.

Needless to say, my mom didn’t get any of this cake. Mainly because we were in Alaska at the time and she was in Idaho.

I’ll start with the frosting first because really the frosting was amazing and it’s what made the cake. Is it weird that I still think about this cake and how wonderful the frosting was? Normal or not it plays a role in my day dreams all the time.

Do you see all that butter? That’s a lot of butter. Probably why the frosting still haunts me.

This is my mother-in-laws ninja. She has a ninja in her kitchen. I used it to crush the chocolate chips. It did the job very well.

The butter and chocolate chips becoming great friends.

I skipped a few ingredients between pictures. I added some mint, milk and green food coloring.

Here’s the chocolate cake all made and waiting for the frosting.

What a lucky chocolate cake to get that frosting on it. This is the middle layer.

I have a confession, I love layered cakes. I’m not sure why but a cake is just better to me when it’s layered.

Here’s the top layer.

Here it is all frosted. It may not look fantastic but trust me, it was.

This cake was really amazing and I’m tempted to go into the kitchen and make it again.

Mint Chocolate Cake

Cake:

1 Devil’s food cake mix

1/2 cup sour cream

3 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon mint

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine all ingredients and mix together. Add to 8 or 9 inch round pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake springs back.

Frosting:

2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

4 cups powder sugar

2-3 teaspoons mint

1 cup crushed chocolate chips

5 tablespoons milk

Combine all ingredients and mix together.

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