Mint Chocolate Torte
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
I've made this several times and it's well liked. I've tweaked it a bit and have suggestions. Next time, I'll bake it in 2 8" layer pans and torte both layers. I've increased the filling - not quite double works well and provides a thick filling. I also add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and 3 Tablespoons of confectioner's sugar to the whipped cream for the filling. I'm planning on adding the cocoa to the dry ingredients and then blending in the water with the milk, mayo, etc. When the chocolate is mixed just with the water, it's really thick and hard to scrape into the mixing bowl. In the future, I'll use a basic chocolate glaze (1 square [4 pieces] unsweetened chocolate, 1 T butter, melted, stir in 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and milk, cream or water, mixing to desired consistency) instead of the chocolate chips.
I have made this a few times, and plan on making two for St. Patrick's Day. My family, friends, and husband's co-workers all loved it. So easy to make also. I love that it's all from scratch. Makes me feel like a baker.
My friend Pam made this for another friends Birthday and it tasted just like mint chocolate chips. It was a hit with everyone. Can't wait to get started.
This cake was very delicious but for some reason my filling came out too watery and the cake ended up soaking in the filling. It was still delicious but I think next time I will use whipped topping instead of the heavy cream.
I made this as written, except I used the green to fill the two layers, then I made a Chocolate Frosting to go over the whole cake. I used the Hershey's Chocolate Buttercream Frosting on the cake, and I added 1/2 tsp peppermint extract to the frosting. It was an excellent cake.
This was a big hit with my family! Everyone thought it was delicious, including me. Easy to make too...and this was my first homemade cake ever!
I made this for my mom's birthday and everyone absolutely loved it! I wouldn't chill the filling for too long next time I make it, because it set up like jello, maybe a little less time in the fridge would make it easier to fold in the whipped cream. Will definitely make again and may change the flavor of extract to almond or vanilla for a different taste!
I must have done something wrong because I only had enough batter for 2 round cake pans. The cake was thin and dense. I loved the frosting/filling, though. Next time I will use a cake mix and top it with the frosting.
I made a dozen cupcakes, with the filling for frosting and just a two layer cake. It worked out well, one recipe for two events. :)