I found a chocolate cake recipe which used peppermint leaves to make it minty and I now can't find it to make a chocolate mint cake. Can anyone help?
There was one on the BBC good food website a long time ago but I can't find that now either. Personally, I didn't like it - it tasted more 'herby' rather than 'mintly'. You could try adding peperming extract to your batter or chunks of After Eights (dinner mints). I usually do a chocolate cake but with peppermint buttercream now when people ask for mint chocolate...i think it tastes much nicer :-) x
I agree with Snowflake bunny - it is easy to overdo the peppermint. chocolate cake with peppermint butttercream is a nice way to get peppermint flavor without overwhelming the chocolate. Add peppermint oil and peppermint schnapps to IMBC or SMBC - yum! It also goes really well with cream cheese BC. If you want the cake to be peppermint just add a little peppermint oil to your favorite chocolate cake recipe. Peppermint oil is the purest cleanest tasting peppermint IMO, but just add a little - it is strong. HTH
I have seen the crushed peppermint near where the chocolate chips are. I am not sure if that could be put into a cake but I imagine it could be. My sister in law told me that someone where she works would always make a chocolate cake and put peppermint in it. She said she thought she wouldn't like it but said it was actually very good. If anyone has a recipe, please post it because I am curious about it now.
Well this si the recip I'm going to try.