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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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Tips

Perfect cake mix cupcakes

Perfect cake mix cupcakes

Replace required amount of water with 1 cup buttermilk (if you don't have buttermilk,make a fair substitute by adding 1 T. lemon juice to 1 C. whole milk. Let stand for 10 minutes.) and use 4 large eggs in place of the number called for on the box. Use required amount of oil. This makes the firm cake needed for cupcaking.


Refrigerating Egg Whites

Refrigerating Egg Whites

Your left-over egg whites can be refrigerated for up to one week, or frozen for up to three months.





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