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Chocolate Mint Cake

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This cake is very simple and super yummy. The chocolate cake and mint frosting are oh-so delightfully divine.

  • Hands-On Time:1 Hour
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings:
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Can Duncan Hines Creamy Home-style Classic Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 tsp. mint extract
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 12 oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Grasshopper cookies, crushed (or any mint cookie)
  • 1 cup Andes baking chips

Baking Instructions

  1. Prepare cake as directed into 2 9 in. round layers.
  2. Bake at 350* for 30 - 33 minutes.
  3. Cool completely and level cakes.
  4. Mix frosting and mint extract until well blended
  5. Spread 1/2 cup of frosting over one layer and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cookies and 1/2 cup Andes mint chips. Add second layer.
  6. Frost entire cake, top and sides, with the remaining frosting.
  7. Slowly bring whipping cream to a gently boil in a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly.
  8. Place chocolate chips in bowl and pour hot cream over chips. Let sit for 1 minute without stirring. Stir mixture until smooth.
  9. Allow chocolate mixture to cool to room temperature. Carefully spread onto frosted cake. Sprinkle the top of the cake with the remaining cookies and Andes mints.
  10. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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Counting Your Eggs

Counting Your Eggs

Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cakes are my favorite and quite versatile. One thing I like to do is add an extra egg to the mix. My cakes are always more moist, and will stay that way until the cake is gone. I have found this works in wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and just-no-reason cakes. I have lived in the California Deserts, Virginia humidity, and the northern mid-west cooler weather. No matter where, adding the extra egg works well and makes all the difference!


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Fresh Strawberries On A Cake

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