Want To Make A Chocolate Mint Cake, Can You Help?

Decorating By butternut Updated 24 Nov 2009 , 1:00am by butternut

butternut Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:23pm
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Hey everyone. OK, got a request from a family member for a chocolate mint cake for Christmas. I use cake mixes that I doctor up. I've never made a cake with this flavor before and am kinda at a loss as to what I should add to the cake mix. I've heard someone say that you should not use peppermint for flavoring for a cake but instead use mint flavoring. I guess the peppermint would be too strong? Anyway, any help that someone could give would be greatly appreciated. I'm just afraid that my cake will turn out tasting like minty Scope icon_lol.gif

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SandiOh Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:33pm
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couldn't you make the cake chocolate and the frosting mint? or you could add andes mint chips to your chocolate cake.

kakeladi Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:37pm
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Sure you can add some mint choco chips or the andes chopped well.
Mint is a very strong flavor and just a drop or two would be more than enough icon_smile.gif
Candy flavoring can be used but ^^^^ .

butternut Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:44pm
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Oh yeah, that makes sense, mint choco chips or the andes in the cake batter. Now why didn't I think of that???? Thanks so much SandiOh and kakeladi. I really do appreciate your help

Texas_Rose Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:45pm
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I make a mint chocolate chip cake that the mint-lovers in my family really like. I use the WASC recipe and then add 1/2 tsp mint to a half batch (taste and see if that's how much mint you want, if not add more), along with some green flavoring and mini chocolate chips. Then I use chocolate pudding for filling and mint buttercream. It's not my kind of thing, but my kids and my mom love it.

melmar02 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:46pm
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I made a chocolate mint cake a few months back and it was delicious! I got TONS of compliments on this recipe. I used mint extract, not peppermint, in both the cake and the icing. (I didn't want it to taste like a candy cane!). I also added Andes chips to the cake.

Here's the recipe I used - it's a doctored mix.

1 box Chocolate Cake mix (I use Betty Crocker triple chocolate)
1 1/3 C coffee
1/4 C Veg oil
3 Large eggs
1 C sour cream
1 C sugar
1 C all-purpose flour
3/4 t salt
1 T mint extract
8 oz Andes chips

1.Whisk together or sift cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt into bowl
2.Add all other ingredients except Andes chips and mix on low speed for 1 minute
3.Scrape sides and mix on med speed for another 2 minutes
4.Bake in a preheated 325° oven until done

For the icing I just replaced half of the vanila extract with mint extract.

Enjoy! icon_biggrin.gif

melmar02 Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:48pm
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Sorry forgot to say, fold chips into batter after it's mixed. icon_redface.gif

butternut Posted 23 Nov 2009 , 8:55pm
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Oh wow, thank you all so much. I think I can actually pull this off now, thanks to you guys!! icon_smile.gif

fafabear Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 12:34am
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If you look up grasshopper cake in your search a lot of recipes come up. Here are a few sites I found. They look yummy, I may have to try one.




butternut Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 1:00am
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Oh OK, grasshopper cake. Ya know, I have heard that name before and I totally forgot about it. Thank you so much for adding those links to your post. That was really kind of you and I do appreciate it. By the way, I see this is your first post???? WELCOME to CC fafabear!!!!! I KNOW that you're gonna love it here as much as I do. Look forward to getting to know ya. Again, thanks so much!!! icon_biggrin.gif

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