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Mint Chocolate Cake

 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.
20-24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

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
  • 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near
  • 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. Yield: 20-24 servings.