Decadent Chocolate Cake With Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting Will Make You Flip

mint chocolate cakeThere are cakes, and then there are cakes that you just can't forget because they're so ridiculously good. If you like the combination of mint and chocolate, this chocolate cake with mint chocolate chip frosting is one of the latter.

From Shugary Sweets, it's as delicious as it is impressive. Just look at the picture, how could it not be? The cake by itself is rich, moist, and amazing, but then you add the creamy, buttery icing with dark chocolate chunks and a hint of mint, and it's all over ... almost. Then you add an amazing chocolate ganache, and there's no turning back. It's great for special occasions like birthdays, or anytime you need a fix of something fantastically delicious.

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Chocolate Cake With Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting
 

Cake:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 9 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, cooled
  • 1/2 cup milk

Frosting:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 8 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 cup milk plus 2 Tbsp
  • 11 oz dark chocolate chunks (62%cacao)
  • 1/8 tsp green food coloring gel
  • 1 maraschino cherry
Ganache:
 
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
 
In medium bowl, sift cocoa with flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
 
In measuring cup, mix coffee and milk together. Set aside.
 
In mixer, beat butter and sugar for about 5 minutes until smooth.
 
Beat in eggs one at a time. Slowly add in dry ingredients alternating with the coffee/milk blend (I do about 3 additions of each).
 
Pour cake batter into two prepared pans (two 9inch cake pans lined with parchment paper and then greased and floured). Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Remove and allow to cool about 10 minutes before removing from pans. Cool completely before frosting.
 
For frosting, in food processor, pulse dark chocolate until small bits (not powder)! Set aside.
 
In mixer, beat butter, powdered sugar and milk for 3-5 minutes, until smooth and creamy. Remove one or scoops of frosting, to look like the whipped cream on the cake. Add in extract and food coloring gel to remaining frosting. Mix until fully blended. Add more milk if necessary to desired consistency. Fold in chopped dark chocolate.
 
Frost first layer of cake, then top it with second layer. Completely frost sides and top of cake. With remaining green frosting, scoop several scoops on top of cake to look like ice cream.
 
With the reserved white frosting, place in Ziploc bag and cut of corner. Pipe onto top of cake to resemble whipped cream.
 
For the ganache, heat 3/4 cup heavy cream in saucepan. Bring just to a boil and remove from heat. In food processor, pour chocolate chips and slowly add in hot cream and extract. Process chocolate and cream for about 2-3 minutes until completely combined. Pour over chocolate cake and top with a cherry.
 
 
Image via Shugary Sweets

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