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Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cake is a simple chocolate cake with layers of a delicious homemade mint chocolate chip frosting. Top it off with ganache, frosting as ice cream and a waffle cone.

I love mint chocolate chip so much. It’s by far my favorite ice cream of all time. We have a few other awesome recipes you might enjoy like, Chocolate Mint Brownies and Andes Mint Fudge.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

What I love most about this dessert is that it looks so fancy! I really enjoy being able to easily make a dessert that looks difficult. This is a fun creative cake to start with if you want to try your hand at something new and fun.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

How To Make A Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Start by making your chocolate cake just like the box tells you. Easy so far, right?

When it comes out of the oven and has had time to cool, use a bread knife to slice the domes off of the top.

Next up, we make the buttercream.

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting

What You’ll Need:

  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Mint Extract
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Food coloring
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

This part is also super easy! Just mix all of the ingredients with a hand mixer or stand mixer until it’s combined and stiff peaks form.

Then, we put it on the cake! Add one cup of frosting to each layer.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Add the second cake layer and frost again, this time making sure to cover the whole cake including the sides.

For the top, make a quick ganache with chocolate chips and heavy cream and pour over the top. Then sprinkle some Andes baking chips (these are like tiny pieces of Andes mints).

For the “ice cream” and scoops of frosting around the sides and top with a cone.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Mint chocolate Chip Cake

Published By Jill
Mint Chocolate Chip Cake is a simple boxed chocolate cake mix with layers of a delicious homemade mint chocolate chip frosting. Top it off with ganache, frosting as ice cream and a waffle cone.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cake Ingredients

  • 3 9 inch round cake pans
  • 3 sheets of parchment paper
  • 1 10 inch round cake board
  • 2 1/2 C whole milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 C canola oil
  • 2 boxes of triple chocolate cake mix

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting Ingredients

  • 2 C unsalted butter softened
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp mint extract
  • 1 C mini chocolate chips
  • 2 -4 drops of pale green gel food coloring
  • 4-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Chocolate Ganache Ingredients

  • 2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 C heavy whipping cream
  • 1 squeeze bottle

Decorations

  • 1 box of vanilla ice cream cones
  • 1 bag of Andes baking chips

Instructions
 

Cake Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degree's and spray all 3 cake pan with pam baking spray and set aside
  • Using a standing mixer, beat together all ingredients until combined
  • Divide the batter between the three baking pans
  • Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean in the center
  • Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing from cake pans
  • Place the cakes onto a cutting board
  • Using a cake slicer, remove the domes from the cakes
  • Place one layer of cake onto the cake board

Mint Chocolate Chip Frosting Directions:

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients together of the mint oreo frosting until stiff peaks form. About 5-7 minutes
  • Scoop about 1 C of the chocolate chip frosting onto the first layer of cake
  • Place the second layer of cake on top
  • Scoop about 1 1/2 C of frosting into another bowl and set aside
  • Using remaining frosting, frost entire cake

Chocolate Ganache Directions

  • In a small pot, heat up the heavy whipping cream until simmering
  • Place the chocolate chips into a heat safe bowl
  • Once the heavy whipping cream is steaming, pour the heavy whipping cream over the chocolate chips and let sit for a minute
  • Whisk until smooth
  • Gradually pour the chocolate ganache into drizzles over the top of the cake
  • Allow the ganache to harden
  • Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop some frosting and place onto the top of the cake
  • Lightly shave the ice cream cones into a smaller size
  • Place cone onto the top of the ice cream scoop
  • Sprinkle some Andes chips around the top of the cake
  • Cut into slices and enjoy
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