Hint 'o Mint
On Friday night, Larry and I were invited to Lori's and Rick's house for dinner. I offered to bring dessert. There was this cake I read about here that I wanted to try. Lori's and Rick's guestlist was small and we knew the others, so I decided to experiment with this new recipe.
It's a devil's food chocolate cake. You can make it from scratch or you can use a packaged mix. Whenever I make devil's food cake, I add mini-chocolate chips to the batter.
The frosting is buttercreme frosting (butter, powdered sugar and a bit of milk, blended well). For the look of mint, add a drop of green food coloring to the frosting. For the taste of mint, add a few drops of mint extract to the frosting. I also chopped up a few York Peppermint Patties and stirred that into the frosting.
After baking the cake and letting it cool, I poured on the mint frosting and then dropped a few York mints around the outer edge of the cake plate.
The cake was a success!! Even though my photos make this cake look like a molten mess from the moon, it tasted divine. I will definitely make this recipe again.