Mint Chocolate Cake

Level of Difficulty: Medium

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Cake

  • 1.5 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2.5 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup of oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of strong coffee (used 2 tsp of coffee)
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  1. Mix sugar, eggs, oil, and vanilla together, and then add the sour cream.
  2. Add the dry ingredients in two portions. After the first portion add half of the coffee, and then, add the remainder of the dry ingredients followed by the rest of the coffee.
  3. Pour the batter into two pans evenly
  4. Bake at 350 F (180 C) for about 20 min.

Filling

  • 10 fl oz (300 ml) of whipping cream
  • 14 oz (400 g) of mascarpone
  • 3 Tbsp of confectioners sugar
  • 3-5 tsp of mint or spearmint extract

Mix the whipping cream and mascarpone until they form a smooth mixture.

Add the confectioners sugar and mix just until the ingredients combine.

Add the extract and mix it shortly. You don’t want the filing to become too thick.

*It is best if the whipping cream and mascarpone are slightly chilled

Spread the filling on one layer of the cooled cake.

Cover it with the other cake and spread the other half of the filling on the top.

Sprinkle some chocolate shavings on top for decoration 🙂

Thoughts

My mom asked me to make something for a party she was having with her friends. I wanted to make something new, something they haven’t tried before. I love the mix of chocolate and mint, so I decided to combine my favorite chocolate cake with a mint frosting. I loved it! They loved it! Everyone loved it!

The filling is light and refreshing. The mint mixes great with the slight bitterness of a chocolate cake. It is the perfect mix. This is definitely a cake I will be redoing!

Enjoy!

Other chocolaty recipes:

Chocolate Chip Loaf: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/01/28/chocolate-chip-loaf/

Beet Cake: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/beet-cake/

Brownies: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2018/04/24/brownies/

Chocolate Covered Oranges: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2017/12/28/chocolate-covered-oranges/

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes: https://thesweetworldsite.wordpress.com/2019/02/14/chocolate-raspberry-cupcakes/

3 Comments Add yours

  1. I hope you are planning on participating in our first “Great Bloggers Bake-Off” coming up later this month. Please say yes. 🙂

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  2. Good thinking – entice spring with a dessert tempting enough, and it’s bound to stay. What a magnificent bribe! The coffee in the cake must add an intriguing edge too, one that plays well with the creamy frosting.

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    1. Yes you put it perfectly! Thank you for always leaving such nice comments!

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