Do you love mint chocolate ice cream? Then this chocolate mint layer cake is for you! Kids and adults will love this delicious cake flavor. Plus, it will leave your breath smelling nice!
Mint is often underappreciated as a dessert flavor outside of ice cream. We really think it deserves more time in the spotlight, which is why we're happy to have this cake recipe here for you. The sharp taste of mint will be wonderful when mixed with the sweetness of the chocolate.
Plus, this cake doesn't require a laundry list of ingredients. It's always rough when you want to make a recipe, only to realize you need to shell out over a hundred dollars for ingredients. You should already have many of the ingredients for this cake on hand!
If you enjoy this recipe, make sure you check out our other cake recipes. We have tons of recipes for you to choose from, so be sure to take your time and check them all out! We have cake recipes that err on the traditional side, plus some that are truly unique. Happy baking!
Rich Chocolate Mint Layer Cake
2 (3-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, softened
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon peppermint extract
6 cups powdered sugar
¼ cup hot water
4 oz. (4 squares) semisweet chocolate, melted
¼ cup butter, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup milk
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans.
2. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, ½ cup butter, vanilla and peppermint extract; blend until smooth.
3. Add powdered sugar alternately with hot water, beating until smooth. Add chocolate; blend well.
4. In another large bowl, combine 2 cups of the frosting mixture and ¼ cup butter; blend well. Beat in eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
5. Slowly add flour, baking soda, salt and milk; beat until smooth.
6. Pour batter evenly into greased and floured pans.
7. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely then frost with remaining frosting.