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Mint Chocolate Cake Recipe

Mint Chocolate Cake Recipe

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 YIELD:20-24 servings


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


  • 1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions, using a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the frosting ingredients until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.
  • 4. 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.

Nutritional 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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blazeaglory User ID: 8617470 237347
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2015

"I think Im going to use mint flavored chocolate chips in the topping in place of the plain milk chocolate. Ill just skip adding the extract to the topping"

ladykjt User ID: 4150090 51262
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"Love the chocolate mint taste! I used chocolate mint chips for the top layer, so I only needed the peppermint extract for the middle layer. Such an easy and delicious dessert!"

tinalarson User ID: 5960588 45754
Reviewed May. 19, 2013

"This cake was a hit! In stead of making a flat cake, though, I made a two-layer cake with the mint frosting and chocolate on both layers, and there was plenty of the chocolate for both the inside layer AND to cover the outside of the cake. I will definitely make it again."

crash9875 User ID: 1023237 29860
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2013

"I make this dessert often for church suppers. It is always a huge hit!"

sheryl.graves23 User ID: 6678791 113351
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

"It was delicious. The green frosting was thick and caused the cake to crumble so I put a tablespoon on each piece and spread it evenly with a wet spoon. The melted choc was a little thin and messy. I needed to cool it a bit before using it. Maybe that step should be first and it would be ready to spread at the end."

chef051 User ID: 7119658 35320
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2013

"So easy and delicious!"

1275 User ID: 6324211 35319
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"This cake was great. It tasted so rich and it was SO good. Instead of using a cake mix, I used a chocolate cake recipe. It is really good heated up or chilled; room temperature is a little boring. When the cake is heated up it tastes exactly like a brownie sundae with mint chocolate chip ice cream!"

beckihomecki User ID: 1537566 77044
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2011

"This cake is really good. Made it for my small group and everyone loved it. The green frosting is easy to make, but it does come out on the thin side. It reminded me of the candy Andes mints. If you desire more mint frosting, adjust the ingredients to make 1 and a half batches or just double it. For sure going to be making this again."

dexterjc User ID: 4335282 71591
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2011

"Not sure this recipe is written correctly. When I tried to make the green frosting layer, I got a dry, lumpy, impossible to mix mess. I had to search the internet for other recipes to try to salvage it. Should the 6 T. of butter listed with the topping ingredients should have been included with the frosting ingredients? My final product tasted fine, but the green layer was very thin and looked nothing like the photo shown."

ryan mcg User ID: 5764650 29315
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2011

"When I first made this recipie I made a big mistake by accidently using a 15-in x 13-in pan(too big!) The cake turned out too thin because of my mistake so I doubled the green mint frosting. It was delicious! Very easy and fun to make and my family loved it.

I liked to eat it with a little mint chocolate chip icecream. Perfect!"

StephanieLMonroe User ID: 3119315 29859
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2010

"I have made this three times recently. After making it the first time, I have made it a point to keep all of the ingredients for this cake in the house at all times...and it's a good thing...we had unexpected company for Memorial Day and I was able to whip this up in no time. They all loved it and asked for the recipe!"

momtomatt User ID: 1197551 78202
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2010

"Made this for Easter and my family loved it! My kids are already asking when I will make it again!!"

lregan User ID: 3413498 35022
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2010

"I love mint chocolate chip ice cream and this is the best mint chocolate cake ever. I have made this several times now and always disappears fast."

Joscy User ID: 2694585 51261
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2008

"Took this cake to a summer picnic where it was very well received.

Thank you for this recipe.

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