Best Mint Chocolate Chip Cake [video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 5 reviews

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake is made of tender mint and chocolate cake layers, with chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache and chocolate whipped cream. It has a sweet and refreshing flavor, it looks festive and is easy to assemble.

If you are looking for more fun recipes to make to St. Patrick Day that have a pop of color, we would like to suggest you take a look at these Mint Cake Truffles, this Fudge and also these Rainbow Cheesecakes.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake is one of my favorites desserts to make. While making it involves a few steps, they are all super easy, just make sure you plan in advance. This dessert is absolutely delightful, made with gorgeous green cake layers that have mini chocolate chips through them. Indulgent and refreshing!

After you this masterpiece with chocolate buttercream you can just decorate it with more mini chocolate chips and you are done. To take it over the top add another layer of chocolate ganache and some chocolate whipped cream.

USEFUL TIPS:

  • Makes sure all the ingredients are of room temperature. Measure precisely the dry and wet ingredients.
  • Using buttermilk will make a huge difference in the texture. If you don’t have any on hand, just squeeze half a lemon into a cup of milk and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
  • The addition of oil will result in a very moist and fluffy cake, we recommend you don’t skip this ingredient.
  • Use 8-inch pans, as it is the ideal size for this recipe (not too big and not too small). The 9-inch pans also work great.
  • To save time you can make two thicker layers, instead of three thinner layers. The cooking time will be slightly longer in this case.
  • You can use mint or peppermint extract. We like both, but I would prefer peppermint if I should cheese, as it has a sweeter flavor.

How to freeze this Mint Chocolate Chip Cake:

Many believe that only un-frosted cakes can be frozen. However, depending on the frosting that you have used, you can freeze a frosted one as well.

There are several ways how you can freeze this dessert, keep on reading to see which method is best for you.

Freeze un-frosted cake layers:

  • First, let them fully cool.
  • Then, cover in clear wrap well and after that add to a large freezer bag or cover well in foil.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

Freeze a frosted cake:

  • First, make sure you refrigerate it, so the frosting is not soft.
  • Next, add it to an airtight container and freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Or, cover in clear wrap well and after then add to a large freezer bag or cover well in foil.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

Freeze individual slices:

  • Wrap each slice in clear wrap well and after then add to a large freezer bag or cover well in foil.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

Freeze the frosting for later:

  • Add the frosting to an airtight container and freeze for up t0 3 months.
  • Before using let it thaw in the fridge overnight.
  • Add it to the bowl of a high-speed mixer and beat until creamy and fluffy.

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Recipe

WHAT KIND OF FROSTING DO YOU USE?

We love topping this cake with chocolate frosting, that is super easy to make and it tastes delicious. We make our frosting with a combination of cocoa powder and melted chocolate for extra flavor

How to make this into a Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake:

  • Bake the cake layers as per recipe directions.
  • Next, let them fully cool.
  • Make sure the ice cream is soft enough to work with, but not melted.
  • Assemble the cake by using ice cream instead of the chocolate frosting.
  • If needed, take breaks to place it in the freezer for the ice cream not to melt.
  • Top it with the chocolate ganache or use the frosting recipe.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake Slice

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5 from 5 reviews

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 12 slices
Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

Ingredients

Cake Layers:

Frosting:

Chocolate Ganache

Chocolate Whipped Cream:

Instructions

Cake Layers:

Bake:

Frosting:

Frost the Cake:

Chocolate Ganache:

Chocolate Whipped Cream:

Nutrition information

Calories: 941 Carbohydrates: 177 Protein: 9 Fat: 34 Saturated Fat: 20 Cholesterol: 53 Sodium: 269 Potassium: 445 Fiber: 6 Sugar: 147 Vitamin A: 440 Vitamin C: 0.2 Calcium: 189 Iron: 5.3
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Erin | Dinners,Dishes and Dessert

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake is couldn't look any more perfect!

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Annie

This is just amazing! Love that it has buttercream and ganache!

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jade manning

I need this, the whole cake, to myself!!!!

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Sara Welch

Nothing quite like mint and chocolate! Looking forward to enjoying this tonight after dinner; looks amazing!

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Beth

Those layers are so pretty! And nothing beats chocolate and mint together!

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Lora

Such an impressive cake to make for guests and especially for the chocolate mint lovers!!

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