Cake making is a hobby that I love and I would like to send cakes into my children's classrooms for various celebrations and study topics throughout the year. However, many parents do not appreciate sweets being served in the classroom. I am looking for some alternative recipes that would be considered healthier than typical cakes but that still taste great and that kids will still love.
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For Valentines Day I made the ladies at the chiropractors office a mint chocolate chip cake... only thing was I couldn't find any mint chips and just adding the flavoring would have seemed to "jip" them from the real taste. So I messed with this recipes you will notice there are NO eggs in this. I used 1/2 canola oil and 1/2 applesauce in place of the corn oil, I used 1 teaspoon of mint extract and 1 1/2 of vanilla extract. And in place of the mint chips I bought a big box of chocolate mint pudding (it has real mint chips in it) poured that into the batter. The girls raved about how good it was and they are insisting I make up business cards to hand out... But I do cakes for the love of baking and the experience it gives me. I also didn't use this frosting I made a white chocolate cheesecake frosting. Hope you enjoy it.
chocolate mint layer cake
Bon AppÃ©tit | March 1996
Servings: Serves 8 to 10.
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups cold water
2 cups sugar
1 cup corn oil (canola oil)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract (1 teaspoon mint & 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla)
1 1/2 cups (about 10 ounces) mint-flavored chocolate chips (1 box of chocolate mint chip pudding) & 1 cup mini chocolate chips
5 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 tablespoons (about) milk
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup (about 6 ounces) mint-flavored chocolate chips
1/4 cup red-and-white striped peppermint candies or candy canes (broken into pieces) I didn't add this to my cake