Mint Chocolate Cake Recipe

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This cake actually was a kind of improvisation for me. I never cooked it before and never searched for the recipe. But having baked it once I found it was hard not to share! Especially after receiving so many compliments from my friends who tasted it.

Green mint chocolate cake slices with whipped cream and fresh mint leaves

The cake looks like a deep moist moss in the wood. For contrast I added some snow white whipped cream and fresh mint.

If you feel like creating the same in your kitchen just follow the step-by-step instructions below!

Preparing the ingredients

Cake

120 g mint

2 eggs

2/3 cup brown sugar

2/3 cup vegetable oil

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups flour

75 g chocolate

1 tablespoon green coloring

Mint chocolate cake ingredients
Chocolate frosting ingredients

Frosting

50 g butter

75 g chocolate

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon cocoa


making it happen



Preheat the oven to to 350°F (175°C).

Grease the baking form with oil or butter.

Greased baking form
Chopping fresh mint leaves in a blender



Chop the mint leaves in the blender. As the green leaves get oxidized they may loose their color. It's all right, we will color the batter later with the green coloring.





Beat the eggs and fold in the sugar.


Whisk the eggs and add baking soda and salt.


Pour in the vegetable oil. I am using refined olive oil here. You may use any other vegetable oil. I just suggest you to take the refined one for your cake not to smell like anything else but mint.

Oil can be also replaced with butter, just take the same quantity.



Mix of eggs, brown sugar and oil
Preparing batter for mint chocolate cake: flour and mint leaves folded in



Add the chopped mint. Don't worry if it lost it's color along the way. The aroma and the taste are still there. And this is what we truly need for this cake!



Fold the flour into the mixture. Mix it thoroughly.



The batter still looks brown... For a while!



Now! Ta-daaam! Here comes the Very Important Moment - adding the green coloring, which will instantly uplift the look of the batter.



Let's stir it well...



...and here we go! The mint batter never looked greener before!

Adding green coloring to the chocolate mint cake batter
'Hidden' chocolate… Mmm! Did I tell you I love my secrets?


Put about 3/4 of batter into the baking form.


Chocolate Time now! Add the chocolate pieces in the middle of the form.


And hide them with the rest of the batter! Let it be our secret! ;)


Ready for the oven right now?

Let this green wonder spend there about 40-50 minutes. You'll discover that it's ready to leave when a toothpick put in the middle comes out clean.



50 minutes later... Here it goes!


Baked from outside, green like moss inside and with a chocolate secret hidden!


Baked mint chocolate cake before glazing

chocolate frosting

Glazing mint cake with chocolate frosting



Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add sugar, cocoa and chocolate and stir till even.



Cover the cake with the chocolate frosting.



Let it flow! Let it flow! Let it flow! :)


Leave the cake in a refrigerator for a couple of hours to let the frosting consolidate.

So… mmm... chocolate! :)
Mint leaves and mint chocolate cake



And then continue to the beautiful part: decoration!

With mint or whipped cream or both!




Bon Appetite!

Slices of mint chocolate cake and whipped cream

You may also enjoy the video recipe for this cake below.

mint chocolate cake video recipe
with lyric mood by stephen hunley

Music and performance by Stephen Hunley, Green Moss

mint chocolate cake recipe story
true inspiration comes instantly

The recipe of this cake has found its place in Cake Addicted collection by pure coincidence: when shopping for red coloring to make a red velvet cake I occasionally paid attention at the green one and thought it might be a good idea for another experiment. A bunch of fresh mint, a bar of dark chocolate, a few drops of mesmerizing dark green color and here it goes!

This one is a very easy version. Next to come is a more advanced recipe inspired by professional bakers.

mint chocolate cake recipe f.a.q.

Can I replace vegetable oil with butter or margarine?

Sure.

How to make the mint chocolate cake a healthier dessert?

You can replace sugar with honey or fructose and use wholegrain flour.

I want to keep my cake as natural as possible.

What if I do not use the green coloring?

It will be fine, the smell and the taste will be the same as in the original recipe. The color will be different, more like brown.

What if I add cocoa to the batter?

Good idea! Must be curious. If you do so, please show how it goes!

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