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Mint Chocolate Cake

One of my favorite kinds of ice cream is mint chocolate chip, so I did some searching for a mint chocolate chip cake recipe. Not only did I find a few different ones, but I found this one from the website cakerecipehouse that looks amazing. I’m pretty sure that I have to make this cake sooner than later because of how delicious it looks. Here is the recipe that they have put on their site:

Cake-
•4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
•1/2 cup butter, softened
•3/4 teaspoon baking soda
•3/4 cup milk
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•1-3/4 cups sugar
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1/2 cup water
•1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
•3 eggs

Filling-
•3 to 4 drops green food coloring, optional
•3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
•1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
•1 cup heavy whipping cream

Frosting-
•1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1 cup (6 ounces) semi sweet chocolate chips
•1/3 cup evaporated milk
•1/4 cup butter

-Using a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
-Add the eggs, one by one, beating well right after every addition.
-Beat in vanilla and chocolate. Mix milk and water. mix the flour, salt and baking soda; add in creamed mixture alternately together with milk mixture.
-Pour in to 2 8-or-9-inch greased pans. Bake at 350° for 24 to 28 min
-Let cool for 10 min before taking away from pans on to wire racks.

-For the filling, using a little bowl, beat the cream just until it starts to thicken.
-Add confectioners’ sugar along with extract; beat until finally stiff peaks form.
-Beat in food color if wanted. Put one cake layer over a serving plate; spread the filling. Close it with the second cake.

-For icing, using a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips and butter; stir until eventually smooth. Let it cool a bit.
-Beat in evaporated vanilla and milk . Little by little beat in confectioners’ sugar. Last, frost and decorate the mint chocolate cake. Chill for 2 hours before slicing.

Even though it is pretty much winter time and this is a chilled cake, I think it’s definitely still appropriate for the Christmasy season.

Enjoy!!

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