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Mint Chocolate Cake

My husband works for a mint farmer, so I'm always looking for recipes with mint in them. I received this recipe at my bridal shower. My friend wrote "Easy and pretty" on the top corner of the recipe card - and it's so true. —Virginia Horst, Mesa, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • FROSTING:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops green food coloring
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions

  • Prepare cake batter according to package directions, using a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • In a large bowl, combine the frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.
  • For topping, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Stir in extract. Spread over frosting. Refrigerate until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 276 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 211mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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