Mint Patty Cake

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Nov. 02, 2023
Each slice of this dreamy layer cake is full of cool peppermint. The chopped peppermint patties in the frosting are a refreshing surprise. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


  • 1 package devil's food cake mix (regular size)
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract
  • 4 cups white baking chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 9 miniature chocolate-covered peppermint patties, finely chopped
  • Additional miniature chocolate-covered peppermint patties


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, eggs, oil and extract; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-in. round baking pans. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Place white chips in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chips; whisk until smooth. Stir in butter. Chill for 30 minutes, stirring once.
  4. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes or until soft peaks form and frosting is light and fluffy. Set aside 2-1/2 cups for frosting cake. Stir patties into remaining frosting.
  5. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with half of the peppermint patty filling. Repeat layers. Top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and side of cake with reserved frosting. Garnish with additional patties. Store in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice (calculated without additional peppermint patties): 534 calories, 31g fat (15g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.